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Old Forest Road #9401J, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.41 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,314 feet
Elevation Gain 470 feet
Accumulated Gain 491 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 3.05
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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9  2021-09-03
Potts Creek Trail #327
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Author nonot
author avatar Guides 98
Routes 249
Photos 2,067
Trips 495 map ( 4,671 miles )
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Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Nov, Mar → 7 AM
Seasons   Early Autumn to Late Autumn
Sun  6:41am - 5:47pm
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🔥 2018 Stubbs Fire34.7 mi**


Sierra Prieta Skyway
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Overview
This is an old forest road, now a named and numbered hiking/biking/equestrian trail, one of two options linking Sierra Prieta (Dark Mountain) Trail #366 to the rest of the Thumb Butte trail system.


This trail is used as part of a loop hike since it neither starts nor ends at a trailhead.
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From the intersection of Potts Creek #327 at the intersection with High Valley Ranch Trail #391, observe the sign and start hiking to your west. Initially, it is obvious you are on an old forest road, that in short times, gets very rocky, and in places, quite steep. As you break above the trees you will get some views of Thumb Butte to your north/northeast, and Granite Mountain north/northwest.

After finishing the steep bit, the trail feeling changes from a rocky old road to that of an actual trail and becomes more pleasant, though it is still entirely uphill. As you continue to climb, you will begin to observe the large mass of Williams Peak in front of you.

As you reach the top of a ridgeline, you will find a generally sandy area, where you will encounter the intersection with Sierra Prieta Trail #366 or Old Forest Road #9707T trails, allowing you to continue your loop hike.

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2021-09-06 nonot

    One-Way Notice
    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.
    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 $$
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    Prescott Forest
    Prescott National Forest Pass

    Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.


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    To hike
    Not applicable. This is a connector trail. Most will reach via Potts Creek Trail, High Valley Ranch Trail, or Sierra Prieta Trail.
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