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136th Street Express Trail - MSPN, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 6.97 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,617 feet
Elevation Gain -205 feet
Accumulated Gain 118 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.36
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Preferred   Feb, Mar, Jan, Dec
Sun  7:31am - 5:46pm
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22 Alternative
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Hawknest Trail - MSPN
Hawknest Trail - MSPN
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Barb's Trail - MSPN
0.7 mi away
0.7 mi
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Soapberry Wash Trail - MSPN
1.1 mi away
0.7 mi
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Coyote Canyon Trail - MSPN
1.3 mi away
1.3 mi
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Desperado Trail - MSPN
1.4 mi away
0.5 mi
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Renegade Trail - MSPN
1.4 mi away
1.9 mi
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Old Paint Wash - MSPN
1.4 mi away
1.6 mi
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Dove Valley Trail - MSPN
1.7 mi away
0.3 mi
Cow Poke Trail - MSPN
1.7 mi away
0.6 mi
112 ft
Coyote Canyon Loop MSP
Coyote Canyon Loop MSP
1.8 mi away
3.6 mi
115 ft
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136th Street Express Trail - MSPN is a 6.97 mile one way hike with 118 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 9 miles north-northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. February and March are the best months to enjoy this hike.

This trail basically runs north-south from the Granite Mountain Trailhead up to the northern tip of the McDowell-Sonoran Preserve. If you're heading northbound, you may see residential areas and hear traffic on your right, because of its proximity to 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 Granite Mountain Trailhead
31402 N. 136th St Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Parking, Horse Trailer Parking

Drinking water is NOT available.

Follow Fountain Hills Boulevard north out of Fountain Hills to Rio Verde Drive and head west to 136th Street to the Granite Mountain TH.
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 2 h 3 min
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 2 h 8 min
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