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Mesquite Canyon Trail - MSP, AZ

AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix NE
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Distance One Way 0.24 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,841 feet
Elevation Gain -19 feet
Accumulated Gain 21 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.31
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Inaugural Calculation on Button Tap!
17  2020-02-05
Hog - Thumb - Windgate - East Loop
DixieFlyer
29  2019-05-27
Hog Heaven Loop - McDowell Mountains
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7  2019-03-17
Marcus Landslide Trail - MSP
Crzy4AZ
6  2018-07-27
Hog Heaven Loop Plus
KBKB
21  2018-01-19
Hog Heaven Loop plus a walk in the park
KBKB
18  2017-12-16
Marcus Landslide Clover Loop
tibber
5  2017-06-03
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSP
Booneman
10  2017-04-29
McDowell Preserve Central Area
mazatzal
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Jan
Sun  6:19am - 6:46pm
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  • 2018 Southern Region
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    2018 Southern Region
  • 2018 Gateway
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    2018 Gateway
  • 2018 Tom's Thumb
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    2018 Tom's Thumb

One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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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To Tom's Thumb Trailhead
1) 101 (Pima Freeway) to Frank Lloyd Wright
2) East on Frank Lloyd Right to N Thompson Peak Parkway
3) North on Thompson Peak Parkway to McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead to drop off first vehicle
4) Then North on Thompson Peak Parkway to Pima Rd
5) North on Pima Rd to Happy Valley Rd
6) East on Happy Valley Rd until it turns north and changes to 116th st.
7) East on Ranch Gate Rd to 128th St
8) South on 128th to Park Entrance

From Exit 36 of AZ-101 Loop North, head northeast on North Pima Rd 4.7 miles to East Happy Valley Road. Turn right onto East Happy Valley Road and drive 4.3 miles to Ranch Gate Road. Turn right onto Ranch Gate Road and travel 1.3 miles and then turn right onto North 128th Street. After 1.0 mile on North 128th Street, you'll be at the trailhead gate. No water at the trailhead! Bathrooms are non-flush.

Warning
If you just pop in the coordinates of the trailhead, it's very possible that your GPS unit will tell you to wrong turn from Happy Valley Road onto Alameda Road at ( 33.706667, -111.832396 ). Don't do it! Those GPS units don't know that there's a locked gate at (33.694441, -111.813335).

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 34.8 mi, 55 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 135 mi, 2 hours 24 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 149 mi, 2 hours 37 mins
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