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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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Pioneer Bobtail Loop
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Pioneer-Bobtail Ridge Loop
26  2009-06-21 sarichter
10  2009-06-21 joebartels
14  2009-06-21 DarthStiller
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Preferred   Sep, May, Jun, Aug
Sun  7:26am - 5:42pm
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Bobtail Ridge Trail #194 is a 2.95 mile one way hike with 121 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 53 miles east of Mesa Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. September and May are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Overview: Upper section of trail has sustained fire damage. From the trailhead, Bobtail Trail 194 gradually descends in a southwesterly direction along the spine of Bobtail Ridge. About 1⁄4 mile, the trail meets the Pineline Trail 193. Pineline 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.

Check out the Official Route.

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.


    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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    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    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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