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The Tarantula Trail is a newly built trail that appears in the newly published maps of the Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve published in September 2019. The quickest access to this trail is from the Brown's Ranch Trailhead, taking either the Latigo Trail, or the Upper Ranch and Rustler Trails to the eastern end of the trail.
From the Hackamore Trail, this trail trends in a southwesterly direction while meandering back and forth quite a few times with hairpin turns. The trail is very smooth and easy to walk. In the middle of the trail, it goes by a stand of taller monolithic boulders, giving somewhat interesting scenery. Views south/west bound are mostly of the lower western valley, with alternating views of Brown's and Cone Mountain and Cave Creek to the north, and McDowell Mountain to the south, if you can see past the power lines, which are actually close by.
Vegetation is the typical sonoran desert flora. A few larger unusual saguaros are intermittent.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
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.