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South Maricopa Mountains - NW Ridgeline, AZ

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Distance One Way 0 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,300 feet
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
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15  2017-03-04
Shawmut Trainspotting Ridgeline Loop
12  2017-03-04 joebartels
10  2017-03-04
Shawmut Trainspotting Ridgeline Loop
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author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,958
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov
Sun  7:09am - 6:20pm
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Nearby Area Water
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South Maricopa Mountains - NW Ridgeline is located 13 miles east-northeast of Gila Bend Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. January and December are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.

11 numbered peaks on the largest ridgeline which spans the NW area of the South Maricopa Mountain Wilderness. Starting in the Shawmut vicinity.

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

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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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