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Sunrise Trail Equestrian Spur - MSP, AZ

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Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.34 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,879 feet
Elevation Gain 54 feet
Accumulated Gain 71 feet
Avg Time One Way 10 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 0.58
Interest Seasonal Creek
Backpack No
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Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop
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Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop
18  2012-12-19 paulshikleejr
Author paulshikleejr
author avatar Guides 20
Routes 77
Photos 542
Trips 407 map ( 1,509 miles )
Age 55 Male Gender
Location Scottsdale, AZ
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Preferred   Feb, Nov, Mar, Jan → Any
Seasons   ALL
Sun  5:16am - 7:38pm
Official Route
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What horses?
by paulshikleejr

This is the spur route from the equestrian/overflow parking area known as the Sunrise Equestrian Trailhead to the Sunrise Trailhead, proper, to the north.

This short trail links the large equestrian/overflow parking area south of the main trailhead to the main Sunrise Trail trailhead and trail. The trailhead facilities include a sitting area, drinking fountains, bike rack, and doggie waste bag dispenser. From the facilities, head down the path onto the trail itself. The majority of this trail is in or next to a creek bed/wash. A short 0.03 mile north from Emergency Marker SR2, you come to the turn-off to the first non-creek bed piece of the trail. You are quickly redirected onto the creek bed after only 0.02 mile and then follow the wash for 0.07 mile until you come to a turn-off marked by a whitish, pocked saguaro. Take this leg to the right and follow it for 0.06 mile until you cross the wash. Head up, and in 0.03 mile, you'll come to the culvert underneath the road. This culvert is a nice looking tunnel. After you emerge from the tunnel, 0.05 mile up the hill is the junction with the Sunrise Trail and the Sunrise Trailhead.

Water Sources
There is a drinking fountain at the trailhead.

Camping is not allowed on this trail.

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2012-12-20 paulshikleejr
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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Map Drive
Connector trail - Not Applicable

To hike
From AZ Loop 101 North Exit 41 (Shea Boulevard), turn right (east) and travel 2.2 miles to Via Linda. Turn left (north) onto Via Linda and drive 5.2 miles. The "Sunrise Equestrian Trailhead" will be on your right.
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