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Tramonto Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix NE
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 1.92 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,811 feet
Elevation Gain 131 feet
Accumulated Gain 298 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 2.91
Backpack No
Dogs not allowed
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5  2016-10-26 desertRaVen
8  2016-06-04 Barrett
6  2016-05-28 Barrett
20  2015-06-13
Tramonto Peaks Loop
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Preferred   Feb, Nov, Jan, Mar
Seasons   ALL
Sun  7:27am - 5:22pm
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Sonoran Preserve - North Area
Sonoran Preserve - North Area
0.8 mi away
6.0 mi
700 ft
Tramonto Peak 2225 - Sonoran Preserve North
0.8 mi away
0.3 mi
322 ft
Bobcat Trail - Sonoran Preserve
Bobcat Trail - Sonoran Preserve
2.1 mi away
1.0 mi
86 ft
Ridgeback Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
Ridgeback Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
2.4 mi away
1.6 mi
272 ft
Sidewinder - Apache Wash Loop Connector
Sidewinder - Apache Wash Loop Connector
2.9 mi away
0.5 mi
30 ft
Ridgeback Overlook Trail - Sonoran Pres N
Ridgeback Overlook Trail - Sonoran Pres N
3.0 mi away
0.3 mi
52 ft
Western Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve
3.2 mi away
0.4 mi
255 ft
Apache Wash Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
3.3 mi away
0.4 mi
7 ft
Dixie Summit Trail - Sonoran Preserve
3.4 mi away
0.3 mi
152 ft
Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
3.4 mi away
0.8 mi
168 ft
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It isn't what it is quite yet
by Barrett

It's a trail on the map at the 7th Street trail head. It's a trail on maps found online. It's a trail here on HAZ.
It's not a trail.

The city plans on fixing the sign, and they can't take back what's on the net, but the route in question was not developed by the city and has a number of problems. It wanders onto and eventually ends on private property, has no signage, numerous spurs, and no switchbacks on slopes that will erode with use. The numerous crossings of small but steep washes on sometimes slippery grus actually make it fairly hazardous compared to the other trails.


That being said, the area in question is some of the most interesting in the preserve. The course grained granite of this end of the range is unique to the park. Similar in geology to Pyramid Peak to the west and the north end of the McDowell's to the east, it creates steep faces and sculpted forms not seen with the volcanic tuft and basaltic lava that makes up most of the north phoenix foothills.

There are plans to eventually improve the trail and provide a trailhead, signage, etc., but dates have not been set.

Until then, the Sonoran Preserve has 21 trails to choose from, so hikers are encouraged to hike them until the Tramonto Trail becomes what it isn't.

Barrett
  • 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

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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The closest developed trailhead is at the southwest corner of the Carefree Highway and 7th Ave, 3.1 miles west of the I-17 on the north side of Phoenix.
page created by joebartels on Jun 10 2016 8:45 pm
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