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Spud Rock Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 0.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,119 feet
Elevation Gain 358 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 1.69
Backpack Yes
Dogs not allowed
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
35  2019-04-05
Rincon Backpack
9  2017-05-12
Turkey Creek Trail #34
26  2015-04-16
AZT #9c Manning Camp to Park Boundary
3  2015-04-16 markthurman53
Author markthurman53
author avatar Guides 104
Routes 575
Photos 6,927
Trips 477 map ( 4,571 miles )
Age 67 Male Gender
Location Tucson, Arizona
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Preferred   Sep, Aug, May, Jul
Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  6:29am - 5:44pm
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Spud Wiser
by markthurman53

This is a Short connector trail ( 0.5 miles ) that connects the Mica Mountain Trail to the North Fire Loop Trail near Spud Rock, with an elevation Gain of 358 feet. From the Mica Mountain Trail it travels northwest pretty much straight up the slope to the North Fire Loop Trail. The trail is in good condition but it is steep. It is an interesting trail as it travels up along the rocky slopes of Mica Mountain. This trail offers good views overlooking Mica Basin.

This is the trail to take if you are at Manning Camp and want to go directly to Spud Rock. If you are not trying to get to Spud Rock directly and are doing some sort of loop trail, I recommend going up the Mica Mountain Trail or take the West Fire Loop and save the Spud Rock Trail for a return route. A nice loop trail is the Mica Mountain Trail to the North Slope Trail to Italian Spring and west to the North Fire Loop Trail and returning down the Spud Rock Trail.

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2017-04-13 markthurman53
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Saguaro National Park
2019 $20 vehicle, $15 motorcycle or $10 for any individual on foot or bicycle - the receipt is valid for 7 days Fees

Effective January 1, 2020 entrance fees to the park will be $25 per vehicle, $20 per motorcycle, $15 for individual pedestrian or bicycle, and an annual park pass will cost $45.

Map Drive
Connector trail - Not Applicable

To hike
No roads to this trail. Access is via the Miller Canyon Trail in Happy Valley, or in Saguaro National Park; the Douglas Spring Trail or the Quilter Trail.
page created by markthurman53 on Apr 13 2017 2:00 pm
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