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Chuparosa Trail - MMRP, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,882 feet
Elevation Gain 56 feet
Accumulated Gain 56 feet
Avg Time One Way 20 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 0.69
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6  2018-12-08
North-Chuparosa-Verde - MMRP
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11  2018-01-28
North plus Chuparosa - MMRP
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Author KBKB
author avatar Guides 3
Routes 22
Photos 2,112
Trips 231 map ( 1,963 miles )
Age 57 Male Gender
Location Fountain Hills, AZ
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Mar
Seasons   ALL
Sun  6:15am - 6:24pm
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Overview
The Chuparosa Trail is a half mile long connector trail located within McDowell Mountain Regional Park.

At it's northeast end it intersects the North Trail roughly halfway around the loop, very close to its westernmost point. From that intersection, the Chuparosa Trail heads mostly west, but also somewhat south, crossing four washes as well as a service road before terminating at its intersection with the Pemberton Trail at a point which is roughly 1.75 miles north of the Trailhead Staging Area (which serves as the main trailhead for the Pemberton Trail).

The region of desert in which the North Trail and part of the Chuparosa Trail are located were largely untouched by the Rio Fire of 1995, making it one of the more densely vegetated areas in McDowell Mountain Regional Park. As you proceed westward along the Chuparosa Trail, you'll notice that the vegetation thins out considerably; this is mostly due to extensive fire damage that occurred in 1995.

Hike
The closest parking for the Chuparosa Trail is the small lot located just east of the trailhead for the North Trail. Start by hiking the loop forming the North Trail in either direction. At roughly halfway around the loop, you'll encounter the intersection for the Chuparosa Trail, which is an easy to follow path that leads to the Pemberton. Once you get to the Pemberton, either turn around or extend your hike on the Pemberton.

As should be obvious, the Chuparosa Trail may also be accessed from the Pemberton. It's a convenient way to add approximately four miles to your distance for the day when riding/hiking the Pemberton.

The combination of the Verde Trail, North Trail, and Chuparosa Trail also provide access to the rest of the park (via the Pemberton Trail) for those hiking or riding in from the trailhead in Tonto Verde.

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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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North plus Chuparosa - MMRP
Just a Sunday afternoon stroll in McDowell Mountain Regional Park...

My wife and I hiked the North Trail in the CCW direction, then took Chuparosa to Pemberton at which point we turned around and then finished the loop on the North Trail.

We saw some sort of scout troop hiking in the other direction. We saw other hikers and several mountain bikers too.

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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


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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.

Once in the park, drive 5.4 miles along McDowell Mountain Park Dr.; turn left and drive for 0.5 miles on Ashler View Dr. The parking area for the North Trail is located on the right.
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