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.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
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.