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Tramonto Trail, AZ

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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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8  2019-03-23
Tramonto Peaks Loop
15  2019-01-12
Tramonto Peak Loop
5  2016-10-26 desertRaVen
8  2016-06-04 Barrett
6  2016-05-28 Barrett
20  2015-06-13
Tramonto Peaks Loop
Author Barrett
author avatar Guides 14
Routes 9
Photos 1,346
Trips 284 map ( 1,514 miles )
Age 57 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Feb, Nov, Jan, Mar
Seasons   ALL
Sun  6:12am - 6:35pm
Official Route
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It isn't what it is quite yet
by Barrett

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It's a trail on the map at the 7th Street trailhead. 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 several 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 multiple crossings of small but steep washes on sometimes slippery grus 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 coarse-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.

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

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2016-06-10 Barrett
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    SPN - East Side Map

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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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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.
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