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Hedgehog Trail - San Tan MRP, AZ

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Distance One Way 0.95 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,788 feet
Elevation Gain 126 feet
Accumulated Gain 127 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.37
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11  2018-12-08
San Tan Trail - San Tan MRP
7  2017-06-25
Malpais Trail - San Tan MRP
6  2016-12-26
San Tan Trail - San Tan MRP
5  2016-02-27
Dynamite Goldmine SanTan Loop
3  2015-04-28
San Tan Mountain Inner Loop
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Preferred   Feb, Dec, Nov, Mar
Sun  7:30am - 5:42pm
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3 Alternative
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Stargazer Trail - San Tan MRP
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0.8 mi
90 ft
Littleleaf - San Tan MRP
0.8 mi away
0.7 mi
88 ft
Moonlight Trail - San Tan MRP
0.9 mi away
1.3 mi
132 ft
San Tan Trail - San Tan MRP
0.9 mi away
6.4 mi
150 ft
Malpais Loop from Phillips TH - San Tan MRP
Malpais Loop from Phillips TH - San Tan MRP
0.9 mi away
9.3 mi
259 ft
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
0.9 mi away
8.0 mi
166 ft
Malpais Trail - San Tan MRP
Malpais Trail - San Tan MRP
1.3 mi away
4.2 mi
460 ft
Rock Peak Wash Trail - San Tan MRP
1.8 mi away
0.9 mi
68 ft
Goldmine Mountain Peak
2.3 mi away
1.6 mi
963 ft
Dynamite Trail - San Tan MRP
2.4 mi away
2.4 mi
408 ft
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Hedgehog Trail - San Tan MRP is a 0.95 mile one way hike with 127 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 19 miles south-southeast of Mesa Arizona. February and December are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Observe the marvelous array of hedgehog cacti scattered along the trail as you take in beautiful views of the mountains. The Hedgehog Trail connects to the San Tan Trail at two different points.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

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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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To San Tan Park (Multiple) Trailhead

Phillips Trailhead (Main): From the Phoenix area go east on highway 60 (Superstition Freeway) through Mesa and past the new 202 overpass to Ellsworth. Go south on Ellsworth about 12 miles to Hunt Highway (Ellsworth basically ends at Hunt Highway). Turn left (east) on Hunt highway and go to Thompson Road (clearly marked) and turn south. Go to Phillips road and turn west (right) to the park entrance. From Hunt Highway signs clearly mark the way to San Tan mountain Regional Park.

Skyline / Goldmine Trailhead: From central Phoenix, take I-10 east to US 60 east. Exit Ellsworth Road south to Empire Blvd. Travel west on Empire Blvd to Wagon Wheel Road. Take Wagon Wheel Road South to Skyline, and then west on Skyline to trailhead.

Rock Peak Wash Trailhead: From central Phoenix, take I-10 east to US 60 east. Exit Ellsworth Road south to Hunt Highway. Travel east on Hunt Highway to Thompson Road south. Continue south about as the road becomes Brenner Pass Rd to the trailhead.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) [ 43.5mi - 1hr to Phillips ] [ 39.6mi - 52mins to Skyline ] [ 46.4m 1hr 6m to RPW ]
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 83.6mi - 1hr 58m to Phillips
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 187mi - 3h 13m to Phillips
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