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Cottonwood Trail - Lake Pleasant, AZ

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Distance One Way 1.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,778 feet
Elevation Gain 59 feet
Accumulated Gain 93 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.51
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Wild Burro Trail - Lake Pleasant
Author kingsnake
author avatar Guides 92
Routes 215
Photos 8,904
Trips 703 map ( 6,441 miles )
Age 59 Male Gender
Location Sunnyslope, PHX
Co-Author HAZ_Hikebot
co-author avatarGuides 16,881
Routes 16,270
Photos 24
Trips 1 map (6 Miles)
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Mar
Sun  5:27am - 7:24pm
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Gentle Cottonwood Dreams
by kingsnake & HAZ_Hikebot

You walk 100 yards south, to the north end of Pipeline Canyon Trail, then turn northwest for a little over a mile. Then head back. Anyone not using a walker could do it.

Cottonwood Trail is again decent trail surface. It crosses several sandy, gravelly, washes. It is lined by the usual desert shrubbery: Yellow Paloverde, creosote, brittlebush, etc.

Add in Yavapai Point Trail, Pipeline Canyon Trail and Wild Burro Trail, if you want to get value for your entrance fee.

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2018-12-02 kingsnake & HAZ_Hikebot
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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.

Permit $$
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

Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To hike
From Phoenix, head north on I-17.
Take exit 223B onto Carefree Highway / AZ-74.
Drive west for 11.5 miles.
At the top of the climb from the Agua Fria River, turn right on Castle Hot Springs Rd. The park’s North Gate is on the right in 5.6 miles. Where you park from there depends on which trails you do, in which direction.
0.4 miles past the gate, turn right on Cottonwood Ln. Drive to the end, then park.
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