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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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7  2019-04-10
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14  2019-02-24 RowdyandMe
13  2018-10-23 RowdyandMe
6  2018-03-27 black_toes
8  2017-12-27 RowdyandMe
11  2017-09-25 RowdyandMe
3  2017-05-10 TheMazzicMan
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Author RowdyandMe
author avatar Guides 6
Routes 348
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Trips 1,484 map ( 9,210 miles )
Age 65 Male Gender
Location Deer Valley, AZ
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Preferred   Jan, Apr, Sep, Dec
Sun  5:52am - 7:03pm
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by RowdyandMe

Likely In-Season!
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.

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2015-02-11 RowdyandMe
  • Sonoran Preserve - North Map
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    Sonoran Preserve - North Map
  • SPN - West Side Map
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    SPN - West Side Map
  • SPN - East Side Map
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    SPN - East Side Map
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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Paved - Car Okay

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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