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Wildcat Canyon - Tonto NF, AZ

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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
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9  2020-04-18
Back way to Reavis Ranch
25  2019-10-26
Cuff Button Trail #276
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
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Historic Fire Perimetersacres
🔥 Miles 20056.3 mi*
🔥 2019 Woodbury Fire123.8k
🔥 2005 Miles Fire6.1 mi*
🔥 View All over Official Route 🔥
*perimeter length in miles

Warning the 2019 Woodbury Fire & 2020 Sawtooth Fire damaged a majority of the Superstition Wilderness.

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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

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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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