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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Cholla Mountain Loop - MSPN, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix NE
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,840 feet
Elevation Gain 181 feet
Accumulated Gain 226 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.75
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6  2017-11-11
Granite Mountain Loop Trail - MSPN
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2  2017-11-02
MSPN loop
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10  2017-03-17
Cholla Mountain Loop from Brown's Ranch TH
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10  2017-01-29
McDowell Preserve North
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7  2016-12-23 DarthStiller
10  2016-03-27
McDowell Preserve North
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5  2016-01-31
McDowell Preserve North
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10  2016-01-24
Another meander in MSPN
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Jan
Sun  7:32am - 5:43pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Dry Gulch Trail - MSPN
0.5 mi away
0.2 mi
48 ft
Watershed Trail - MSPN
0.6 mi away
0.8 mi
61 ft
Maverick Trail - MSPN
0.8 mi away
1.4 mi
Stagecoach Trail - MSPN
0.8 mi away
7.8 mi
98 ft
Vaquero Trail - MSPN
0.8 mi away
0.9 mi
59 ft
The Divide Trail - MSPN
0.9 mi away
2.0 mi
19 ft
Corral Trail - MSPN
0.9 mi away
2.3 mi
94 ft
South Diablo Trail - MSPN
0.9 mi away
1.5 mi
91 ft
High Desert Trail - MSPN
1.0 mi away
4.1 mi
224 ft
Branding Iron Trail - MSPN
1.0 mi away
0.9 mi
107 ft
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Overview
Cholla Mountain Loop - MSPN is a 3 mile one way hike with 226 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 7 miles north-northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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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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To Brown's Ranch Trailhead
From the 101 in North Scottsdale, drive North on Pima/Princess drive and go East on Happy Valley Road to the stop sign at the instersection of Happy Valley & Alma School Road. Follow Alma School Road North past Dynamite until it ends at Brown's Ranch Trailhead.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 34.0 mi - 44m
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 135 mi - 2h 4m
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 139 mi - 2h 15m
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