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Monument Trail MSPN, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,541 feet
Elevation Gain 55 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.68
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Collective Slideshow
30  2016-09-08
Whiskey Bottle Loop - MSPN
10  2016-01-03
McDowell Preserve Central & Northern Loops
5  2015-12-30
Fraesfield Mountain
17  2015-01-24
Dixileta Trail - MSPN
3  2015-01-04
Whiskey Bottle Loop - MSPN
5  2014-05-10
Whiskey Bottle Trail - MSPN
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Mar
Sun  7:31am - 5:46pm
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Official Route
3 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Whiskey Bottle Loop - MSPN
Whiskey Bottle Loop - MSPN
0.1 mi away
4.8 mi
279 ft
Gooseneck Trail - MSPC
Gooseneck Trail - MSPC
0.1 mi away
6.5 mi
392 ft
Fraesfield Mountain
0.2 mi away
1.8 mi
530 ft
Whiskey Bottle Trail - MSPN
Whiskey Bottle Trail - MSPN
0.2 mi away
2.9 mi
300 ft
Black Hill Trail - MSPN
Black Hill Trail - MSPN
0.4 mi away
2.0 mi
135 ft
Morning Vista Trail - MSPN
0.6 mi away
0.7 mi
78 ft
Yucca Trail - MSPN
1.3 mi away
1.0 mi
81 ft
Latigo Trail - MSPN
Latigo Trail - MSPN
1.6 mi away
5.6 mi
133 ft
Redbird Trail - MSPC
1.6 mi away
1.6 mi
35 ft
Turpentine Trail - MSPN
1.7 mi away
2.1 mi
135 ft
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Likely In-Season!
Monument Trail MSPN is a 0.5 mile one way hike with 55 feet elevation gain. Located 6 miles northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. February and January are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Nice little loop-maker segment from Fraesfield Trailhead. Combine with 136th Street Express trail and Black Hill Trail (both run about north/south) and then Morning Vista Trail or Dixileta Trail as your east/west loop piece.

Easy for trail runners and bikers. Is narrow in some sections. Access point from 136th Street for locals who live in the area - lots of horse owners up and down 136th Street.

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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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Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To Fraesfield Trailhead
13400 East Rio Verde Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85262
No bathrooms or water at trailhead

Easiest access is from Dynamite Boulevard from the west and through Fountain Hills north to Rio Verde Drive from the east.
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 1 h 58 min
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 2 h 4 min
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