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Northern Apache Wash Loop Connector - SPN, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.38 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,790 feet
Elevation Gain 2 feet
Accumulated Gain 7 feet
Avg Time One Way 6 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 0.4
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9  2016-06-07
Apache Wash Loop - Sonoran Preserve North
RowdyandMe
Author AZWanderingBear
author avatar Guides 27
Routes 62
Photos 2,620
Trips 700 map ( 4,689 miles )
Age 63 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Feb, Nov, Jan, Mar
Seasons   Autumn to Late Spring
Sun  6:12am - 6:33pm
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by AZWanderingBear

The Sonoran Preserve North has seen some trail development on the eastern side lately with the Apache Wash Loop, Badger Brawl, Esplanade and Cliff Walk Trails. Several connector trails provide multiple options for loops and better access.


There are now two connectors along new Apache Wash Loop.

This description is for the northern most of the two connectors.

The Apache Wash Loop follows the Apache Wash NE from the Apache Wash Trailhead. The northern connector is 2.5 miles from the trailhead on the western arm of the Apache Wash Loop and reconnects with the eastern leg of the Loop approximately 2.7 miles from the trailhead. This short trail is fairly flat. After crossing a small wash, it reconnects with the western arm of the Loop. Besides being useful to shorten the Apache Wash Loop, this connector and the other connector trails provide a means of customizing your hike or bike in the Sonoran Preserve.

Just a reminder: There is no water along this trail, or at the Apache Wash Trailhead.

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2016-01-20 AZWanderingBear
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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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.

Most recent Triplog Reviews
Northern Apache Wash Loop Connector - SPN
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After work jog in the Sonoran Preserve North. Wanted to get a loop involving the Apache Wash Connector North. Went clockwise. Little sore from my Saturday run - I had strained the arch in my left foot - and this was a nice flat trail to try to work out the kinks. Saw several bikers but no hikers after the Sidewinder split off. Weather was nice once again. Wildlife was minimal: a lizard and a couple of quail.
Northern Apache Wash Loop Connector - SPN
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Strung together a bunch of SPN trails to create a longer than normal workout. Swung back by the trailhead for lunch under the ramada, changed socks and shoes and took off again. Not much breeze, but intermittent cloud cover helped.

Saw two Western DBacks along the trails in the afternoon. The first was the largest and most polite -- a soft gentlemanly rattle at about 5 feet. The last one was smaller and far more agitated. Gave them both a wide enough berth and pressed on.

Nice day to be on the trails. Now off to soak the dogs. They are certainly tired.

Wildflowers
Just the normal smattering of color.

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Directions
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To hike
From Phoenix take the 101 east and exit on N Cave Creek Rd. Head north until you reach E Sonoran Desert Dr and turn left. Drive about 5 miles and turn right on Apache Wash Trailhead. Follow the Apache Wash Loop to the trail. There are restrooms at the trailhead, but no water.
page created by AZWanderingBear on Jan 20 2016 9:45 am
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