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OK Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,465 feet
Elevation Gain 30 feet
Avg Time One Way 15 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 0.4
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5  2020-05-23
Mescal Chuck Wagon Loop
Author mt98dew
author avatar Guides 23
Routes 19
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Trips 1,767 map ( 10,386 miles )
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Location Phoenix,Az
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Starting from what is designated as the OK TH. This might be better referred to as the Dawa TH, as that is the trail that actually starts from the parking area. Parking is alongside Boynton Pass Rd. With enough room for about 10 vehicles. The OK Trail itself is very short (.3 miles), but offers several options once you get out there. There is no water or facilities so be prepared for the time and distance that you chose.

To access the OK Trail, one needs to hike in along the Dawa for about 200 yards. There will be a signed juncture where the OK deviates from the Dawa. The OK is a designated trail, but it is so short it is hard to justify a trail description. That being is just over 0.3 miles in length and acts as a nice access point to the Cockscomb Area Trail System (CATS). (I had never heard of this grouping but it makes sense with the trails located in this area).

The OK Trail heads in a southerly direction losing about 30 ft during its 0.3 miles. It may seem as if you are descending more because during the last half a berm bank rises up on the east side giving the impression that you are descending. The trail is composed of compact red Sedona dirt and with a few brief exception is fairly smooth throughout. The trail starts off exposed but becomes nicely shaded as it approaches it juncture with the AZ Cypress Trail. The views are somewhat choked but there are brief views of the Sedona vista, primarily to the west and north. Once reaching the AZ Cypress Trail you have several options: turning around for a very short in and out or making a loop of various lengths.

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2019-07-21 mt98dew
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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 hike
From the roundabout in Sedona ( 179/89A ) follow 89A 3.1 miles west to Dry Creek Road. Turn right and follow Dry Creek Rd until it "T"s with Boyton Pass Rd. Turn left and follow the road for roughly 0.5 miles. The Dawa TH will be to your left, with parking on either side of the road.
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