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North Cliff Walk Badger Brawl Connector, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.54 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,850 feet
Elevation Gain 6 feet
Accumulated Gain 10 feet
Avg Time One Way 15 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 0.57
Backpack No
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Author AZWanderingBear
author avatar Guides 27
Routes 61
Photos 2,620
Trips 700 map ( 4,689 miles )
Age 65 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Feb, Nov, Jan, Mar
Seasons   Early Autumn to Early Summer
Sun  5:36am - 7:33pm
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Chain Fruit Connection
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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 between the Cliff Walk and Badger Brawl trails. This description is for the northernmost of the two connectors.

The Badger Brawl trail splits off from the Apache Wash Loop. In approximately 2 miles, the Cliff Walk splits off north to parallel the Cave Creek Wash all the way to the Carefree Highway while the Badge Brawl continues towards the eastern edge of the Sonoran Preserve. Just prior to the end of the Badger Brawl trail a connector trail goes north towards the Esplanade Trail.

Three large saguaros guard the beginning of this connector trail. The trail is fairly flat. It crosses a small drainage that bisects a sizable forest of chain fruit cholla. The trail angles northwest until it connects with the Esplanade Trail under an electrical power line.

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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2016-02-11 AZWanderingBear
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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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Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

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 Feb 11 2016 5:28 pm
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