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Rock Peak Wash Trail - San Tan MRP, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.88 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,641 feet
Accumulated Gain 68 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.11
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5  2019-05-20
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
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San Tan MRP has become a very popular Park due to the housing boom all around it. Rock Peak Wash Trail is strictly a wash connecting the Rock Peak TH to the various trails within San Tan MRP, area is secluded and nice views of Rock Peak. I would bear right on San Tan Trail and check out a map at the Ranger Station to review the Park and it's various Trails from easy to difficult if you don't already have one. The Map will give you the Trails and difficulty so you can make a loop or return to you car. This Park is very popular with Hikers, Bikers and Horses so be aware and show trail courtesies as they arise. The Park Rangers really frown on Bushwhacking, so please stay on designated trails.

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Rock Peak Wash Trail - San Tan MRP
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Had time for a morning hike so kept it real close to reduce the drive time and allow more time outside. Actually saw more hikers and runners than bikers which was a pleasant surprise. With this hike I believe we have traveled all the trails in the park with the exception of .2 miles on the San Tan trail between the Hedgehog and Malpais Trails, which was an oversight on my part.
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SanTan Moon Star Malpais Loop
I've never hiked in the park before and opted for the Rock Peak TH to avoid any crowds on this perfect day. Success! 3 cars! :y:

The Rock Peak and Malpais trails seem to be afterthoughts and generally follow sandy washes that are not pleasant. The other trails are the exact opposite. Perfect for trail running, mountain biking, or putting! I think they rake them daily!

Tons of saguaro down here and great views all around. Malpais is a scenic trail. This park would be 10x better if they built some trails that ascend some of the peaks. As it is they seem to try to avoid elevation gain whenever possible.

For some reason I put effort into getting back to watch some sportsing thing on TV. Reconsidering that decision now. ](*,)

Permit $$
Maricopa Regional Parks - Fees more info

$7 per vehicle,$85 annual or trade your first born for the life pass

$2 walk, bike or horse ride into park

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Connector trail - Not Applicable

To hike
From Ellsworth South to Hunt Hwy then turn right on North Thompson Rd, continue past the turn off to the main San Tan Regional Park entrance, No Thomson Rd turns into Brenner Pass Rd follow this to the TH sign for Rock Peak TH.
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