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Bobtail Ridge Trail #194, AZ

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 5 of 5
Distance One Way 2.95 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,719 feet
Elevation Gain -2,062 feet
Accumulated Gain 121 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.35
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14  2013-08-03
Pioneer Bobtail Loop
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15  2013-08-03
Pioneer-Bobtail Ridge Loop
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26  2009-06-21 sarichter
10  2009-06-21 joebartels
14  2009-06-21 DarthStiller
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author avatar Guides 16,848
Routes 17,031
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 24 Male Gender
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Sun  5:32am - 7:27pm
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Historic Fire Perimetersacres
🔥 Mill2 20109.7 mi*
🔥 2021 Telegraph Fire266.7 mi**
🔥 2017 Pinal Fire7.2k
🔥 2010 Mill2 Fire7.9 mi*
🔥 2000 Peak Fire1.1k
🔥 2000 Peak Fire12.4 mi*
🔥 2000 Peak13.9 mi*
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*perimeter length in miles
**possible voids inflate figure



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The upper section of the trail has sustained fire damage. Bobtail Trail 194 gradually descends in a southwesterly direction along the spine of Bobtail Ridge from the trailhead. About 1⁄4 mile, the trail meets the Pipeline Trail 193. The pipeline is on the right. After 2.1 miles, the trail turns to the east and descends from the ridge. After 2.9 miles, the trail meets a fence line. The trail continues parallel to the fence for 0.4 miles and ends at Forest Road (FR) 221. There is a gate at this point that should be closed after passing through.

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This is a moderately difficult hike.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

    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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    To Bobtail Trailhead
    For best results use this Upper Pinal Trailheads

    At the junction of highways 60 & 188 in Claypool, turn right (south) onto Russell Road

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    - South on Russell Road for 0.35 miles
    - DO NOT continue on Golden Hill, Russell turns right
    - Continue to 0.65 miles
    - DO NOT continue on Rose Mofford Way, Russell turns left
    - At 6.3 miles you reach FR 651

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    - Turn right (south) on FR 651 ( dirt road )
    - Continue to 10.25 mi, stay right at the fork
    - At 10.95 miles, there is a sign for Dead End Road/FR 651E. Turn right, and follow FR 651E for 0.1 miles to its end, at the Bobtail Ridge Trailhead. There is a wooden trail sign here for the Bobtail Trail.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 93.9 mi - about 2 hours 2 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - about 3 hours 4 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - about 4 hours 7 mins
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