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Badger Brawl Trail - Sonoran Preserve North, AZ

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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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Preferred   Nov, Apr, Sep, Oct → 7 AM
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  6:54am - 6:26pm
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Badger Brawl Trail is another new trail, around 2014, 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 relatively flat. You will cross several dry river beds, and some are rather broad. I would not recommend hiking this trail after a big rainstorm. It looked like it has flooded in the past. It is an excellent trail for bike riders. On my February hike, the weather was great. The path only had a couple of people that were geocaching and one bike rider. Lots of green on this trail, with pleasant areas providing shade when you need it. There is no water anywhere, so bring what you need.

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

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2015-02-17 Unregistered
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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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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.
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