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FR439 AZT Connector, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.52 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,645 feet
Elevation Gain 644 feet
Accumulated Gain 679 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 3.78
Interest Seasonal Creek
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Location Ahwatukee, AZ
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Payson Region
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🔥 February 200617.7 mi*
🔥 2006 February Fire4.3k
🔥 2006 February14.5 mi*
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by Sredfield

  Likely In-Season!
A quick 1.5-mile access route along Bray Creek to the Arizona Trail.

FR 439 is a rough two-track trail extending 1.2 miles north from the Control Road. It ends at a locked gate where the route begins. Continue on the now-rougher two-track road a half-mile to a signed trail on the right. The trail climbs a short distance around private land and buildings, then levels out before more ups and downs. The intermittent stream in the canyon bottom to the left is a tributary of Bray Creek. The trail drops and crosses this stream, then passes a trail junction and a sign noting the private land to the left. From this location the trail is less pronounced; watch for small cairns. Where it veers left it soon drops under the tall pine trees to Bray Creek, crosses the creek, and turns north before joining the AZT.

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Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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2022-07-31 Sredfield

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

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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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    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    From Payson, go ~10 miles northeast on Houston Mesa Road (across Highway 87 from the NE corner of Home Depot) to FR 64/Control Road. Drive west on the Control Road 3.35 miles to FR 439 which joins from the north just before a cattle guard. Drive north 1.2 miles to a locked gate. There is adequate parking space. The hike starts here.
    page created by Sredfield on Jul 31 2022 10:01 am

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