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Sycamore Trail #68, AZ

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance One Way 5.95 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,762 feet
Elevation Gain 2,831 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,229 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 16.71
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Recalculates 2018-10-25 2:03 am
27  2014-11-01
Edwards Park Loop
4  2011-04-17
Pine Mountain - AZT #21
14  2009-04-26 DarthStiller
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Oct
Sun  6:57am - 5:22pm
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Sycamore Trail #68 is a 5.95 mile one way hike with 3,229 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 32 miles east-northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Overview: From FR 421, the trail climbs steadily through lower Sonoran Desert and riparian vegetation up the arroyo formed by Sycamore Creek. It turns northward and continues to climb along a tributary, passing through chaparral, semi-desert grassland and juniper woodland. The trail tops out on the El Oso Divide and then descends to its end at Edwards Park in a stand of large Ponderosa Pines.

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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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    Map Drive
    Strictly 4x4

    To Denton Trailhead
    Take Hwy 87 North from Phoenix, turn south onto Hwy 188 and follow until 4.5 miles south of Punkin Center, then turn right onto FR 421 (gated). I only made it about a 1/4 mile in with my car before stopping. High-Clearance vehice could make it probably another mile. But to go all the way to the end would require 4WD.
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