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Sidewinder - Apache Wash Loop Connector, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.52 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,787 feet
Elevation Gain 30 feet
Avg Time One Way 10 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 0.62
Backpack No
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Preferred   Feb, Nov, Jan, Mar
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  6:35am - 5:52pm
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Alternative Routes
Nearby Area Water
Apache Wash Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
0.5 mi away
0.4 mi
7 ft
Ridgeback Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
0.5 mi away
1.6 mi
272 ft
Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
0.6 mi away
0.8 mi
168 ft
Ridgeback Overlook Trail - Sonoran Pres N
0.6 mi away
0.3 mi
52 ft
Southern Apache Wash Loop Connector - SPN
0.8 mi away
0.3 mi
8 ft
Ocotillo Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
1.0 mi away
6.5 mi
699 ft
Sidewinder Trail - Sonoran Perserve N
1.0 mi away
7.2 mi
996 ft
Apache Wash Loop - Sonoran Preserve North
1.0 mi away
6.7 mi
332 ft
Skip Rimsza Connector - Sonoran Preserve North
1.1 mi away
0.5 mi
9 ft
Esplanade Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
1.2 mi away
3.4 mi
127 ft
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Apache Connections
by AZWanderingBear

The Sonoran Preserve North has seen some trail development in the eastern end lately with the Apache Wash Loop, Badger Brawl, Esplanade and Cliff Walk Trails. Several connector trails provide multiple options for loops and better access. There is now a connector from the Sidewinder Trail to the new Apache Wash Loop located near the 14th Street Trailhead.

From the gate at 14th street, proceed south a hundred or so yards until you link in with the Sidewinder trail. Shortly thereafter the connector to the Apache Wash Loop departs to the east. This short trail is fairly flat but crosses 2 washes and offers a variety of flora.

For those hikers approaching the Preserve from its northern side, this connector provides some nice options for loop hikes of greatly varying mileage using the newer trails in the eastern portion of the preserve.

There is no water along this trail, at the 14th Street TH or at the Apache Wash TH 2 miles to the south.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

  • 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

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 go north on I-17. Turn East on Carefree Highway. Turn south on 14th street. Park on the street at the intersection of 14th Street and Dove Valley.
page created by AZWanderingBear on Apr 23 2015 3:59 pm
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