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Wildcat Canyon - Tonto NF, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Globe > Queen V NE
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 2.81 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,425 feet
Elevation Gain 595 feet
Accumulated Gain 703 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.15
Interest Historic
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
Inaugural Calculation on Button Tap!
15  2018-12-13
West Pinto Cuff Button Wildcat
25  2018-04-14
Wildcat - Pinto - Campaign Loop
12  2018-04-14
Wildcat - Pinto - Campaign Loop
10  2018-03-31
Cuff Button Trail #276
19  2018-03-03
Cuff Button Loop
6  2017-12-03
Cuff Button Trail #276
4  2017-10-14 RickVincent
20  2017-02-25
Cuff Button Trail #276
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Apr
Sun  6:24am - 6:38pm
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Wildcat Canyon - Tonto NF is a 2.81 mile one way hike with 703 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 38 miles east of Mesa Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.

This hike is featured in Jack Carlson's and Elizabeth Stewart's Superstition Wilderness Trails East. Wildcat Canyon connects Miles TH to the seldom traveled Cuff Button Trail. The trail through Wildcat Canyon is surprisingly well maintained, relatively easy to follow with a route and scenic in spots. Cuff Button Trail offers the most logical looping option back to Miles TH, however, the trail becomes very overgrown and hard to follow in spots. Most will prefer an approximately 8 mile out and back hike utilizing the same route allow for about 6-7 hours to complete.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

    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
    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To Miles Ranch Trailhead
    From Superior head out east on US 60. Pass through the Queen Creek Tunnel and continue 10 miles to mile marker 239.4 Turn left onto this paved road that enters the Pinto Mine. Follow the paved road 2.8 miles and turn left onto FS 287. Go slow at the numerous intersections. Your goal is to figure out which are mine roads and which are public access. Public access signs are posted on most of the intersections. Some aren't exactly clear which way they are pointing. You will leave the private land of the Pinto Mine and crossover onto forest land. At about seven miles you turn left onto 287A. Follow FS 287A to the end. It's called Kennedy Ranch on maps, but the trailhead is called Miles Ranch.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 88.0 mi - about 1 hour 53 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 121 mi - about 2 hours 43 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 232 mi - about 3 hours 56 mins
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