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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Packsaddle Trail, AZ

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Guide 22 Triplogs  0 Topics
Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 5.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,080 feet
Elevation Gain 70 feet
Accumulated Gain 180 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 6.1
Interest Off Trail Hiking
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15  2017-01-08
Arches & Top Hat via Hackamore
trekkin_gecko
14  2017-01-08
Goldfield Horse Lasso
hikingaz2
62  2017-01-08
Arches & Top Hat via Hackamore
tibber
15  2015-01-18
Bulldog Canyon Trailhead Sampler
trekkin_gecko
45  2015-01-18
SE Goldfield Loop with variation
tibber
7  2014-12-24
SE Goldfield Loop
hikerdw
11  2013-03-07
Westward Arch Goldfield Mountains
gmaclachlan
9  2013-01-27 jochal
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov
Sun  6:56am - 5:25pm
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Water
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Keyhole Arch
Keyhole Arch
0.0 mi away
2.5 mi
288 ft
Orohai Loop
Orohai Loop
0.0 mi away
5.0 mi
250 ft
Green Thumb
Green Thumb
0.5 mi away
1.5 mi
412 ft
Bulldog Canyon Loop
1.3 mi away
5.0 mi
600 ft
Blue Ridge -  Goldfield Mtns
Blue Ridge - Goldfield Mtns
1.3 mi away
2.1 mi
911 ft
Bulldog Cyn to Salt River
Bulldog Cyn to Salt River
1.3 mi away
8.3 mi
561 ft
Peak 3134 - Apache Junction Quad
Peak 3134 - Apache Junction Quad
1.3 mi away
6.1 mi
1,336 ft
Cactus
Cactus
1.6 mi away
1.3 mi
233 ft
Lost Dutchman State Park Campground
1.6 mi away
Twin Arches
Twin Arches
1.7 mi away
2.2 mi
676 ft
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Syllabus
Packsaddle Trail is a 5.5 mile one way hike with 180 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 13 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. January and December are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Overview: Major trailhead access into the Goldfields

Check out the Official Route.







    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 $$
    Special Use

    Special
    This Trail is part of the Bull Dog Canyon OHV area and an administrative permit can be obtained at no cost from the Mesa Tonto Forest Office. The permit will allow further access beyond the gate for those with a four wheel drive vehicle.


    Directions
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    Road
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    Highway 60 to Apache Junction exit 196, SR 88 ( the Apache Trail )north to milepost 199, turn left on Hackamore, 1.5 miles to trailhead.
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