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Midwing Flatland Trail, AZ

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Distance One Way 3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,464 feet
Avg Time One Way 1.5 hours
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  6:59am - 5:27pm
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East Wing Mountain
East Wing Mountain
0.1 mi away
1.8 mi
457 ft
Ludden Mountain
Ludden Mountain
2.0 mi away
2.3 mi
1,281 ft
West Wing Mountain
West Wing Mountain
2.5 mi away
2.9 mi
458 ft
Sunrise Mountain - Peoria
Sunrise Mountain - Peoria
2.5 mi away
3.0 mi
890 ft
Pyramid Peak 2269
Pyramid Peak 2269
3.2 mi away
4.8 mi
820 ft
Calderwood Butte Trail
3.7 mi away
1.6 mi
416 ft
Carefree Hwy to Emery Henderson - BCT
Carefree Hwy to Emery Henderson - BCT
3.7 mi away
6.5 mi
308 ft
Ridgeline Trail - Deem Hills
Ridgeline Trail - Deem Hills
3.8 mi away
1.5 mi
268 ft
Palisade Trail - Deem Hills
4.0 mi away
3.0 mi
590 ft
Coach Whip Trail H-1 - Thunderbird
Coach Whip Trail H-1 - Thunderbird
4.0 mi away
4.8 mi
450 ft
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Likely In-Season!
Overview: This is a a medley of trails that have formed over years of use by local outdoor enthusiasts. Most of the trails were formed initially by ATV users and then, over years, forgotten or adopted by mountain bikers and hikers. None of the trails are named and typically have no purpose or destination and will continue until it runs into another trail. The land in question is very flat with 1 or 2 hills that dot the landscape to the south and a couple of washes that run north - south.

Hike: The trail starts from the southwest corner of the Sonoran Mountain Ranch Park. You are immediately faced with 2 options. You can follow a trail westward as it wraps around a low lying hill and then heads in a southwest direction toward the dam between East and West Wing Mountains. Or you can follow a trail that heads off in a northwest direction. Over the last 15 or so outings, this is the one I've gone to. Simply because there are more options once you get out into the desert. This northwest track will run for about 0.75 miles until it runs into a 4-way intersection. You can go south to make a loop with the first trail mentioned, you can go straight about 0.6 miles miles to the next intersection of trails (in this case, a north-south running wash), or you can turn northward and follow a bikers path that "Y"s off numerous times as it heads north. This is true for almost any direction you go. The further you go along a path the more "Y"s and the more options you have. I'll take a different trail every time (and I'm still adding on new trails that I haven't done before), just to vary distances and loops. I will try to upload a couple of the better GPS routes as possible suggestions.


Water Sources: There are bathrooms and a water fountain at the trailhead.

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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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    KibaXSI writes: Take 67th Avenue North till it turns into Pyramid Peak Parkway. Continue along and the road will then force a right hand turn onto North Sonoran Mountain Ranch Road. Continue along until you reach North Chalfen Blvd. Make a left. There will be a park down the road on the right. Park here. The trails will start from the northwest end of the grassy field.
    page created by mt98dew on Sep 21 2015 11:01 pm
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