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Shallmo Wash Trail - MMRP, AZ

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Distance One Way 1.76 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,698 feet
Elevation Gain 180 feet
Accumulated Gain 210 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 - 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 2.46
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Author KBKB
author avatar Guides 3
Routes 22
Photos 2,216
Trips 237 map ( 2,006 miles )
Age 59 Male Gender
Location Fountain Hills, AZ
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Sun  5:16am - 7:39pm
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The Shallmo Wash Trail is located in McDowell Mountain Regional Park.

At it's southeast end, it is accessed from the Four Peaks / Horse Staging Area. This is a gravel / dirt parking lot which may be accessed via the first driveway to the right encountered after passing the Park's entry station. The start of the trail is found at the northwest corner of the parking lot.

The Shallmo Wash trail runs mostly north, but also somewhat west terminating at its intersection with the Pemberton Trail. As such, it serves as a convenient connector with the Pemberton, allowing for longer hikes (or rides) along with the possibility of making a loop.

Despite it's name, it is a hard-packed trail, not a wash - though it does follow a bank of Shallmo Wash for much of its length.

The Shallmo Wash Trail may be hiked as an out-and-back, or it may be incorporated into a loop.

The shortest possible loop is to hike northwest on Shallmo Wash Trail, northeast on Pemberton, west and then mostly south on Scenic, south on Cinch, and then return by hiking west on Escondido. Total distance for this loop is 4.1 miles.

A somewhat longer loop - about six miles in length - may be made by following the directions above, but continuing on Pemberton past the first turnoff onto the Scenic Trail and then taking the second turnoff (to the right) instead.

An even longer loop - nearly ten miles in length - may be formed by hiking Shallmo Wash, turning right on Pemberton, and then turning right again on Escondido.

Even longer loops are possible by instead turning left on Pemberton after hiking Shallmo Wash.

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2017-12-26 KBKB
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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 $$
Maricopa Regional Parks - Fees more info

$7 per vehicle,$85 annual or trade your first born for the life pass

$2 walk, bike or horse ride into park

Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To hike
To get to the park, from central Phoenix, take Loop 202 east to Beeline Highway (SR 87). Continue northeast on SR 87 to Shea Blvd. Travel west on Shea Blvd. to Saguaro Blvd.; turn north. Continue through Town of Fountain Hills to Fountain Hills Blvd; turn right and travel four miles to the McDowell Mountain Regional Park entrance.
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