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Badger Brawl Trail - Sonoran Preserve North, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix NE
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Difficulty 1 of 5
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Distance One Way 3.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,725 feet
Elevation Gain 124 feet
Accumulated Gain 356 feet
Avg Time One Way 1.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 4.59
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17  2019-02-09
Cliff Walk Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
2  2018-10-31 RowdyandMe
5  2017-10-21 RowdyandMe
15  2017-01-09 RowdyandMe
10  2016-09-26
Cliff Walk-Esplande Loop
18  2016-09-24 rrshort
14  2016-05-18
Cliff Walk Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
8  2016-04-21 RowdyandMe
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Author RowdyandMe
author avatar Guides 6
Routes 349
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Trips 1,485 map ( 9,217 miles )
Age 65 Male Gender
Location Deer Valley, AZ
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Preferred   Nov, Apr, Sep, Oct → 7 AM
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  5:49am - 7:05pm
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by RowdyandMe

Likely In-Season!
This is another new trail in the Sonoran Preserve-North. The trail itself is 3.4 miles one way. But to get there you will have to hike a half mile up the Apache Wash Loop to the start of this trail. When you reach the end of the trail you will be at 40th street. Now you may be able to park there but I am not sure.

The trail itself is fairly flat. You will cross several dry river beds. A couple are pretty wide. I would not recommend hiking this trail after a big rain storm. It looked like it has flooded in the past. It is a nice trail for bike riders. On my February hike, the weather was great. The trail only had a couple of people that were geocaching and one bike rider. Lots of green on this trail with nice areas providing shade when you need it. There is no water anywhere so bring what you need.

Really nice Saguaros along and flowers make this a nice spring hike. The trail itself is very well marked and easy to follow. Enjoy!

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2015-02-17 RowdyandMe
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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 hike
From Phoenix take the 101 east and exit on N Cave Creek Rd. Head north until you reach E Sonoran Desert Dr. Turn left. Drive about five miles and turn right on Apache Wash Trailhead. Restrooms at the trailhead but no potable water.
page created by RowdyandMe on Feb 17 2015 6:38 am
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