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China Dam, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix NW
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 1,716 feet
Elevation Gain 260 feet
Accumulated Gain 609 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.03
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18  2018-02-17 cw50must
3  2018-01-27 Stoic
23  2017-02-25
China Dam Cow Creek
22  2016-02-15
NW of Lake Pleasant
34  2014-11-24
China Damn/ Tule Ruins/ Indian Mesa
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,959
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov
Sun  7:06am - 6:20pm
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1 Alternative
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China Dam is a 1 mile one way hike with 609 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 19 miles north-northwest of Glendale Arizona. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. January and December are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Popular Jeep/ATV destination. Drive as far as your 4WD vehicle permits then explore on foot.

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

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    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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    Map Drive
    Strictly 4x4

    To hike
    see official route
    page created by joebartels on Feb 19 2018 12:01 am
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