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Javelina Willow Springs Crossover, AZ

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Distance One Way 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 2,038 feet
Elevation Gain 177 feet
Accumulated Gain 211 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.7
Interest Seasonal Creek
Backpack Yes
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19  2019-03-31
Willow Springs Canyon Upper
12  2019-03-19
Willow Spring Basin Meander
1  2019-03-18 markthurman53
Author markthurman53
author avatar Guides 75
Routes 475
Photos 5,651
Trips 400 map ( 3,956 miles )
Age 66 Male Gender
Location Tucson, Arizona
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Preferred   Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar → Any
Seasons   Early Winter to Early Spring
Sun  6:09am - 6:32pm
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Great sunset hike
by markthurman53

The Javelina Willow Springs Crossover trail connects Willow Spring Canyon Trail with the Javelina Mine Trail and Willow Springs Tank Trail (Golden Eye Mine Trail). The western portion of this trail is also called the Gold Eagles Nugget Trail. This is a short 1 mile trail that passes between two hills with a ridge in the middle so it involves a little up and down. Being this is a crossover trail it is a common trail for longer loop trails.

This trail from its eastern end starts 0.2 miles in on the Willow Springs Canyon Trail where it drops into Willow Springs Creek near the Willow Springs Canyon Trailhead. From the creek it heads west going uphill gradually for 0.6 miles with an elevation gain of about 150 feet. The Willow Springs Basin Trail splits off north at this point. There are some interesting rock formations just prior to this point. From this trail junction the trail climbs about 125 feet in about 0.1 miles to the summit of this trail and then drops back down 100 feet to the junction with the Javelina Mine and Willow Springs Tank Trails. This trail is in good condition and easy to follow. This is a good trail to take around sunset. On the eastern portion of the trail there are good views of Weavers Needle which again is particularly good at sunset.

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2019-03-29 markthurman53

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    To Willow the arbitrary/unofficial Trailhead
    Apache trail Northeast from Idaho Road in Apache Junction. About 10 miles northeast to highway marker 204. Just before the marker turn left into parking area. A reference point is the Needle Vista viewpoint on the south of the highway. The trailhead is not marked but is a clear pulloff area just before the 204 sign.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 42.5 mi - about 48 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 136 mi - 2 hours 14 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 186 mi - 3 hours 2 mins
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