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Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve N, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix NE
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 0.76 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,868 feet
Elevation Gain 153 feet
Accumulated Gain 168 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 0.25 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.6
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4  2018-06-15 RowdyandMe
8  2018-01-31
Sidewinder Trail - Sonoran Perserve N
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18  2017-12-19
Ocotillo-Sidewinder Loop
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4  2017-10-25 caragruey
3  2017-08-25 caragruey
11  2017-07-22
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve Highpoints
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7  2017-05-08
Ridgeback Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
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10  2017-01-18
Ridgeback Overlook Trail - Sonoran Pres N
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Preferred   Feb, Nov, Jan, Mar → 8 AM
Seasons   Late Autumn to Early Spring
Sun  7:01am - 5:25pm
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Nearby Area Water
Apache Wash Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
0.1 mi away
0.4 mi
7 ft
Southern Apache Wash Loop Connector - SPN
0.4 mi away
0.3 mi
8 ft
Ocotillo Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
Ocotillo Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
0.5 mi away
6.5 mi
699 ft
Sidewinder Trail - Sonoran Perserve N
Sidewinder Trail - Sonoran Perserve N
0.5 mi away
7.2 mi
996 ft
Skip Rimsza Connector - Sonoran Preserve North
0.5 mi away
0.5 mi
9 ft
Apache Wash Loop - Sonoran Preserve North
Apache Wash Loop - Sonoran Preserve North
0.6 mi away
6.7 mi
332 ft
Sidewinder - Apache Wash Loop Connector
Sidewinder - Apache Wash Loop Connector
0.6 mi away
0.5 mi
30 ft
Esplanade Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
Esplanade Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
0.6 mi away
3.4 mi
127 ft
Ridgeback Overlook Trail - Sonoran Pres N
Ridgeback Overlook Trail - Sonoran Pres N
0.6 mi away
0.3 mi
52 ft
Badger Brawl Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
Badger Brawl Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
0.7 mi away
3.4 mi
356 ft
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Another Hill
by MEWhiteman

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Overview
This is another of the trails in the northern area of the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve. It circles the top of the eastern most hill in this section of the park and provides 360 degree views. It is reached from the Sidewinder Trail.


Hike
From the Sidewinder Trail milepost .83 (N33 46.539 W112 02.679) turn onto the Apache Vista Trail going uphill. At 0.21 miles (N33 46.395 W112 02.724) you reach a junction with the loop at which you can go either way. I went right and this description follows that direction. Soon you reach a left turn where you can see the Ridgeback Trail on the hill to the west. As you continue to turn the new Sonoran Preserve Trailhead comes into view. Now you'll be walking along the ridge and can see Apache Wash to the east. Its the low area with all the trees. Soon you turn left again and reach the high point on the trail. Continue on downhill to the loop junction where you go right to return to the Sidewinder Trail.

MEWhiteman
  • Sonoran Preserve - North Map
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    Sonoran Preserve - North Map
  • SPN - West Side Map
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    SPN - West Side Map
  • SPN - East Side Map
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    SPN - East Side Map
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 hike
Directions: This trail is reached from the Sidewinder Trail. Refer to directions for that trail to plan your trip.
page created by MEWhiteman on May 20 2013 3:53 pm
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