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Foothills Trail - Patagonia Lake State Park, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.04 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,835 feet
Elevation Gain 153 feet
Accumulated Gain 153 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 30 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 1.81
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Author KingLeonidas
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Trips 116 map ( 617 miles )
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Sun  5:19am - 7:31pm
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Intro
Foothills Trail is a connecting trail that runs from Sonoita Creek Trail to Horse Corral Trail in Patagonia Lake State Park. [ map ]

Logistics/Getting there
The trailhead can be accessed by car by turning left immediately before the Lake Patagonia entrance and Ranger station. There is a parking lot down a short dirt road for accessing several nearby trails. The trailhead is also accessible to boaters/paddlers (which is how we got there) by going ashore on the spillway's left-hand side (boat up campsite 118 is also in the vicinity).

Permit
No permit is needed to park in the parking lot. If you are accessing by water, Lake Patagonia day-use permits or camping reservations are required to access the park.

Navigation
This trail is pretty faint, and it doesn't look like it gets much traffic. There are also several social trails in the area, so it is possible to get off track. Each of the actual trail intersections; i.e., not social trails, were marked with signs.

Trail Conditions
The surface was mostly packed dirt and larger rocks, nothing very technically challenging. The trail was a bit overgrown in places with thorny vegetation, so we had to duck in a few spots.

Weather
We did this hike in early April in the afternoon. It was warm but not uncomfortable.

General Comments and Musings
This trail wasn't too impressive. Unlike the overlook trail that we did earlier on the same day, there wasn't much to see. My impression is that this trail is primarily used by equestrian hikers to access the lake or explore a bit (there was quite a bit of manure on the trail). So unless you are looking to use this trail as an alternative route or short cut between trails or the parking lots, it doesn't have much to offer.

There are better hikes nearby that are more interesting to explore.

Check out the Official Route.

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2021-04-06 KingLeonidas
  • 2021 SCSNA & LPSP
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    2021 SCSNA & LPSP
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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AZ State Parks more info
2021 Day Use Fees range from $2–$30


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To hike
The trailhead can be accessed by car by turning left immediately before the Lake Patagonia entrance and Ranger station. There is a parking lot down a short dirt road for accessing several nearby trails.
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