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Apache Wash Loop - Sonoran Preserve North, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix NE
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Loop 6.73 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,724 feet
Elevation Gain 85 feet
Accumulated Gain 332 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2.5-3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 8.39
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6  2018-03-27 black_toes
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13  2017-01-06 RowdyandMe
6  2016-12-29 RowdyandMe
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Sun  6:36am - 5:50pm
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Skip Rimsza Connector - Sonoran Preserve North
0.1 mi away
0.5 mi
9 ft
Ocotillo Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
0.2 mi away
6.5 mi
699 ft
Sidewinder Trail - Sonoran Perserve N
0.2 mi away
7.2 mi
996 ft
West Skip Rimsza Paseo - Sonoran Preserve N
0.3 mi away
3.1 mi
159 ft
East Skip Rimsza Paseo - Sonoran Preserve N
0.3 mi away
1.9 mi
76 ft
Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
0.6 mi away
0.8 mi
168 ft
Badger Brawl Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
0.6 mi away
3.4 mi
356 ft
Apache Wash Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
0.6 mi away
0.4 mi
7 ft
Ridgeback Overlook Trail - Sonoran Pres N
0.6 mi away
0.3 mi
52 ft
Esplanade Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
0.7 mi away
3.4 mi
127 ft
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by RowdyandMe

This is a new trail in the Sonoran Preserve North. This trail includes the old Apache Wash which was really a short connector to Sidewinder and Ocotillo Trails. But now the trail is a nice loop that is just under seven miles. The hike itself is easy and is well defined.


As I did this trail I noticed signs for two other new trails I'll have to check out. These new trails will be mostly enjoyed by bike riders so if you ride a bike check them out.

As for hiking I really enjoyed it. The weather was nice. Everything is nice and green. I expect this place to be full of flowers in March. The loop itself almost connects to Carefree Highway at 24 Street before it turns back and heads to the trailhead. There is a lot of different areas to enjoy as the vegetation changes throughout the hike. I crossed over 4 or 5 washes so when it rains there could be water. I did notice a lot of horse tracks since the last rain so be aware.

RowdyandMe
  • Sonoran Preserve - North Map
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    Sonoran Preserve - North Map
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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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Directions
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To hike
From Phoenix take the 101 east and exit on N Cave Creek Rd. Head north until you reach E Sonoran Desert Dr and turn left. Drive about 5 miles and turn right on Apache Wash Trailhead. There is restrooms at the trailhead.
page created by RowdyandMe on Feb 11 2015 10:13 am
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