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South Cliff Walk Badger Connector - SPN, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.34 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,802 feet
Elevation Gain 1 feet
Accumulated Gain 11 feet
Avg Time One Way 10 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 0.38
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Preferred   Feb, Nov, Jan, Mar
Seasons   Early Summer to Early Summer
Sun  7:24am - 5:20pm
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Cliff Walk Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
Cliff Walk Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
0.7 mi away
2.9 mi
554 ft
North Cliff Walk Badger Brawl Connector
1.1 mi away
0.5 mi
10 ft
Esplanade Cliff Walk Connector
1.3 mi away
0.3 mi
31 ft
Esplanade Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
Esplanade Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
1.7 mi away
3.4 mi
127 ft
Badger Brawl Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
Badger Brawl Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
1.8 mi away
3.4 mi
356 ft
Southern Apache Wash Loop Connector - SPN
2.0 mi away
0.3 mi
8 ft
Sidewinder Trail - Sonoran Perserve N
Sidewinder Trail - Sonoran Perserve N
2.2 mi away
7.2 mi
996 ft
Ocotillo Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
Ocotillo Trail - Sonoran Preserve North
2.2 mi away
6.5 mi
699 ft
Skip Rimsza Connector - Sonoran Preserve North
2.2 mi away
0.5 mi
9 ft
Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve N
2.3 mi away
0.8 mi
168 ft
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Creosote Connector
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 between the Cliff Walk and Badger Brawl trails. This description is for the southernmost 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. Roughly one mile after the two trails diverge a short signed trail offers a connection between the two.


The trail is fairly flat and traverses a sea of creosote bushes. Hardly any other vegetation exists in this area with the exception of a couple of lonely saguaros. At the southern end of the connector, the trail crosses a small wash in an almost oasis setting just before ending at the intersection with the Badger Brawl trail.

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.

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.

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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 Feb 11 2016 5:09 pm
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