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Chuckwalla Trail - Thunderbird, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.27 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,364 feet
Elevation Gain 76 feet
Accumulated Gain 76 feet
Avg Time One Way 5-15 min
Kokopelli Seeds 0.52
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18  2020-03-23
Iguana Coachwhip Ridgeline Sunrise Chuckwalla
joebartels
Author joebartels
author avatar Guides 227
Routes 826
Photos 11,361
Trips 4,461 map ( 22,433 miles )
Age 50 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  6:13am - 6:52pm
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Named place Nearby
Nothing to write home about
by joebartels

Overview
The park website says "Originates at Ramada 13 and concludes at Ramada 9". Formerly known as H-5a.


Hike
This little trail is most likely used as the shortest route from the 67th Ave & Patrick Lane parking lot "K" to the top of Sunrise 1,682.

Signage says it begins just 250 ft along Desert Iguana Trail at the low saddle. Which disagrees with the park literature and has rather slippery micro pea-sized gravel in two spots. 250 ft further is a short switchback that travels better. Definitely not "at" Ramada 9, use your best judgment based and obey current signage.

Other than mentioned above, the tread is good. If any, the upper third of this trail is the highlight. Continue on Sunrise Trail or head back down when you get to parking lot "H". Lot "H" is the end of 62nd Ave and the shortest option to ascend Sunrise 1,682.

No Chuckwallas observed on my hike, which was late afternoon. March through May around the valley I typically see them most around 10 am.

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2020-03-24 joebartels
  • 2013 Map
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    2013 Map
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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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Directions
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To hike
WEST
67th Avenue & Patrick Lane
Which is a horse staging area with water the park calls lot "K".

EAST
End of 62nd Avenue. Easier to look at the map vs explain/read.
page created by joebartels on Jul 30 2017 10:14 am
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