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Stagecoach Trail - MSPN, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 7.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,820 feet
Elevation Gain -220 feet
Accumulated Gain 98 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 8.13
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Stagecoach Trail - MSPN
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McDowell Sonoran Preserve-North Loop
Short walk in the park.
Beautifully cool weather.
The park is busting with blooming flora.
Banana Yucca, Poppys, Brittlebush, Blue Dicks, Fiddleneck, Scorpionweed,Desert Chicory, Globemallow, Luppine, Woolly Daisy, Wiry Lotus, Chuparosa and even Microseris :), to name a few.

This is the best time of year to enjoy this park

With afternoon plans, the goal was to hit a few trails out there I had not been on.

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Stagecoach Trail - MSPN
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Well the weather was perfect today for hike with Rowdy. We did meet Sun Ray in the parking lot. He just finished his hike and we were just getting started on ours.
Browns Ranch Trail was busy but once we turned onto the Maverick Trail we pretty much had the trails to ourselves. It is always nice hiking on new trails and checking out the area. I did see a bow hunter just off 118th street and did not see any deer. I am not sure if it is bow season or not. It was really a nice peaceful hike.
Stagecoach Trail - MSPN
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Dropped kids off at school then drove to BR trailhead and parked car. Called Uber for a ride to the top of Stagecoach Road - cost me $17 with tip. Didn't get murdered or kidnapped or molested. Took Powerline Road #1 Trail (that is an official trail now and is not on HAZ list yet) to Dove Valley Trail and then did the entirety of Stagecoach Trail. Connected with Cholla Mtn and back to my car. Still had time for nap at home before picking up kids.

Many of the new area 2C trails in far northern region MSP are hard to get to by foot unless you have endless free time and no hobbies or work or family. You can park in Tonto National Forest on the other side up at 136th St -- but it's still several long day hikes to cover all these new trails. I prefer the shuttle idea and Uber gives me endless options. Just need an address and cell phone signal and I can get a ride back to my car.

Stagecoach is pretty - winding - narrow - mostly made for bikers. Didn't see any hikers until I got to Corral trail.

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