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.
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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.
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.