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Little Jim Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 0.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,935 feet
Elevation Gain 200 feet
Accumulated Gain 800 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.57
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7  2018-01-07 DarthStiller
14  2016-03-03
Walkin' Jim Trail at Cottonwood Creek
27  2014-04-06
Walkin' Jim Trail at Cottonwood Creek
12  2013-11-09
Peak 3465 - Hieroglyphic Mountains
12  2012-12-10 Nightstalker
10  2011-10-26 burntlizard
10  2011-10-03 burntlizard
11  2010-11-26
Peak 3465 - Hieroglyphic Mountains
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Sun  7:10am - 6:17pm
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Little Jim Trail is a 0.9 mile one way hike with 800 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 24 miles north-northwest of Glendale Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. January and December are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Overview: This is a connector trail to shorten the Walkin' Jim Trail Loop by 3.5 miles. Same great scenery, but a little shorter. You won't miss the cutoff; it has signs.

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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.

    Permit $$

    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Phoenix, take I-17 north to the Carefree Highway (SR 74). Turn left on Carefree highway and drive west to Castle Hot Springs Rd (Lake Pleasant exit). Turn north and drive for approximately 5 miles to a large pull off on the left side of the road. Careful of deep sand in the parking area. The hike begins at the northwest corner of the parking lot on the other side of a fallen barbed-wire fence.
    page created by Bob Gregg on May 06 2009 5:31 pm
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