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Service Road #1 - MSPC, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,581 feet
Accumulated Gain 100 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.13
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10  2017-04-29
McDowell Preserve Central Area
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10  2016-01-03
McDowell Preserve Central & Northern Loops
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15  2015-12-22
McDowell Preserve Central Area
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12  2015-04-05
Gooseneck Trail - MSPC
DarthStiller
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author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,956
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Feb, Mar, Jan, Dec
Sun  7:11am - 6:12pm
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Nearby Area Water
Service Road #2 - MSPC
0.4 mi away
1.0 mi
12 ft
Saguaro Nest Trail - MSPC
0.5 mi away
1.6 mi
160 ft
Redbird Trail - MSPC
0.8 mi away
1.6 mi
35 ft
Delsie Trail - MMRP
0.8 mi away
2.5 mi
1 ft
Caballo Trail - MSP
Caballo Trail - MSP
1.6 mi away
0.4 mi
52 ft
Black Hill Trail - MSPN
Black Hill Trail - MSPN
1.6 mi away
2.0 mi
135 ft
Whiskey Bottle Trail - MSPN
Whiskey Bottle Trail - MSPN
1.7 mi away
2.9 mi
300 ft
Fraesfield Mountain
1.7 mi away
1.8 mi
530 ft
Marcus Landslide Trail - MSP
Marcus Landslide Trail - MSP
1.8 mi away
3.9 mi
550 ft
Gooseneck Trail - MSPC
Gooseneck Trail - MSPC
1.8 mi away
6.5 mi
392 ft
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Overview
Service Road #1 - MSPC is a 0.8 mile one way hike with 100 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 4 miles east-northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. February and March are the best months to enjoy this hike.


This trail is in the Central region of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Link this Service Road with Saguaro Nest Trail, the McDowell Mountain Regional Park, and Gooseneck Trail.


Fraesfield TH and Tom's Thumb TH do not have water.

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2015-01-17

    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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    Directions
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    To Tom's Thumb Trailhead
    1) 101 (Pima Freeway) to Frank Lloyd Wright
    2) East on Frank Lloyd Right to N Thompson Peak Parkway
    3) North on Thompson Peak Parkway to McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead to drop off first vehicle
    4) Then North on Thompson Peak Parkway to Pima Rd
    5) North on Pima Rd to Happy Valley Rd
    6) East on Happy Valley Rd until it turns north and changes to 116th st.
    7) East on Ranch Gate Rd to 128th St
    8) South on 128th to Park Entrance

    From Exit 36 of AZ-101 Loop North, head northeast on North Pima Rd 4.7 miles to East Happy Valley Road. Turn right onto East Happy Valley Road and drive 4.3 miles to Ranch Gate Road. Turn right onto Ranch Gate Road and travel 1.3 miles and then turn right onto North 128th Street. After 1.0 mile on North 128th Street, you'll be at the trailhead gate. No water at the trailhead! Bathrooms are non-flush.

    Warning
    If you just pop in the coordinates of the trailhead, it's very possible that your GPS unit will tell you to wrong turn from Happy Valley Road onto Alameda Road at ( 33.706667, -111.832396 ). Don't do it! Those GPS units don't know that there's a locked gate at (33.694441, -111.813335).

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 34.8 mi, 55 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 135 mi, 2 hours 24 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 149 mi, 2 hours 37 mins
    page created by Crzy4AZ on Jan 17 2015 4:58 am
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