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Old Paint Wash - MSPN, AZ

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Distance One Way 1.63 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,621 feet
Elevation Gain 201 feet
Accumulated Gain 201 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.3
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11  2017-03-25
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Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,958
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   Feb, Mar, Jan, Dec
Sun  7:05am - 6:17pm
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5 Alternative
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Cow Poke Trail - MSPN
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Soapberry Wash Trail - MSPN
0.6 mi away
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Barb's Trail - MSPN
0.7 mi away
0.7 mi
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Desperado Trail - MSPN
Desperado Trail - MSPN
1.0 mi away
0.5 mi
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Coyote Canyon Loop MSP
Coyote Canyon Loop MSP
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Hawknest Trail - MSPN
Hawknest Trail - MSPN
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6.7 mi
312 ft
Saddlehorn Trail - MSPN
1.3 mi away
0.2 mi
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Branding Iron Trail - MSPN
1.4 mi away
0.9 mi
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Old Paint Wash - MSPN is a 1.63 mile one way hike with 201 feet elevation gain. Located 8 miles northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. February and March are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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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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