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Grapevine Trail #135 - Sierra Ancha, AZ

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance Round Trip 8.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,309 feet
Elevation Gain 698 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,400 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 20.6
Interest Historic & Seasonal Creek
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18  2016-11-13
Grapevine Trail to Deep Creek Trail
Oregon_Hiker
13  2016-11-12
Grapevine Trl to Sorrel Horse Mine
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15  2015-03-15 DarthStiller
18  2014-05-03
Sierra Ancha
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25  2014-03-22
Cherry Creek Road FR 203
friendofThunderg
8  2014-03-17
Exploring Above Black Brush Uranium Mines
Grasshopper
18  2014-03-15
Grapevine Trail Indian Ruins - Sierra Ancha
Oregon_Hiker
22  2014-03-15
Grapevine Trail Indian Ruins - Sierra Ancha
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Sun  7:21am - 5:16pm
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Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203/FR2812
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203/FR2812
1.4 mi away
6.8 mi
209 ft
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203 Upr #1
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203 Upr #1
1.4 mi away
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha FR235-C/Site#2
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha FR235-C/Site#2
2.6 mi away
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203 Upr #2
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203 Upr #2
2.6 mi away
Lucky Strike Trail #144
Lucky Strike Trail #144
2.7 mi away
5.2 mi
722 ft
Lucky Strike and Pueblo Mines
Lucky Strike and Pueblo Mines
2.7 mi away
7.3 mi
2,480 ft
Elephant Rock Arch - Sierra Ancha
Elephant Rock Arch - Sierra Ancha
2.7 mi away
5.7 mi
1,950 ft
McFadden Peak
McFadden Peak
2.7 mi away
2.9 mi
786 ft
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha FR235-C/Site#1
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha FR235-C/Site#1
3.0 mi away
Cienega Spring Trail #145
Cienega Spring Trail #145
3.2 mi away
3.2 mi
807 ft
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Grapevine Trail #135 - Sierra Ancha is a 8.6 mile round trip hike with 2,400 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 57 miles east-northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. April and March are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: Ninety(90%) percent of this now "very" overgrown trail with some deadfall trees to negotiate was once an old Jeep road for Uranium mining access which contours under the high and scenic bluffs of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness north to south, generally paralleling "out of hearing range & sight" Cherry Creek Road(FR203); This 4.3ml "one way" trail ends at the intersection of the Sierra Ancha- Lucky Strike Trail#144 (cairned but not signed as of this posting at waypoint: N33 51.863 W110 53.655);

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Note
This is a moderately difficult 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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    To hike
    From Phoenix: Take Hwy 60E to Globe; In Globe turn Left on Hwy 188; Continue on 188 to intersection of Young Hwy 288; Turn Right on 288 and continue for 36 miles to MP294.9 at Board Tree Saddle/FR203(signed) at 5900'elev and waypoint: N33 58.108 W110 57.116; Turn Right on FR203(upper end of Cherry Creek Rd.) and continue for 8.9 rough-downhill 4x4 road miles to TH Start of Grapevine Trail#135(signed on Right) at waypoint: N33 54.144 W110 54.365; Parking is 300ft past TH on Left side of FR203;
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