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Reavis Ranch via 109 North, AZ
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From the trailhead you are afforded an excellent overview of Apache Lake. The Reavis Ranch Trail ascends at moderate grade through grassing rolling hills toward Castle Dome. The trail is mostly smooth but an occasional rocky section keeps you on your toes. The trail passes on the
east side of Castle Dome, through Windy Pass, before descending to the junction with Plow Saddle Trail (see below for details on a side hike to Plow Saddle Springs). The trail continues on to the east passing Frog Tanks trail junction before descending into a wooded area where it follows an old fence line. There are a couple of breaks in the fence with trails which presumably go to the creek. Continuing along the fence, you will pass an apple orchard before arriving at Reavis Ranch. The ranch house burned down in 1991 but the foundation still remains.


The Reavis Ranch Trail is also accessible from the west end at Rogers Trough.

If you desire to take a side hike to Plow Saddle Springs, at the junction, turn 90 degrees right onto the Plow Saddle Trail, walk 15 feet then turn 90 degrees left. The Plow Saddle Trail heads drops sharply into a wash with a few Cottonwood Trees before coming to Plow Saddle Springs. There is an old concrete tank and a coral at Plow Springs. There is no trail sign at this point, but Frog Tanks Trail is immediately to the left as you enter the Plow Saddle Springs area. Frog Tanks Trail winds back up the hill where it will junction with Reavis Ranch Trail. Turn right and head to the ranch.
Description 180 Triplogs  24 Topics
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 18.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,570 feet
Elevation Gain 1,508 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,824 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 8 - 9 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 32.72
Author lobo41
Descriptions 3
Routes 0
Photos 22
Trips 8 map ( 87 miles )
Age 71
Location Litchfield Park, Arizona
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15  2017-04-07 Daytripper
5  2017-03-11 TeamBillyGoat
10  2017-03-10
Superstition Wilderness - AZT #19
The_N
34  2017-03-04
AZT Spring Break 2017
DallinW
10  2017-02-05
Reavis Ranch Trail #109
friendofThunderg
10  2017-02-02
Reavis Ranch Trail Explore
Oregon_Hiker
5  2017-01-17 hikingaz2
14  2017-01-05
Frog Tanks - Reavis Ranch - Reavis Falls
DallinW
11  2017-01-05
Frog Tanks - Reavis Ranch - Reavis Falls
The_N
15  2016-11-12
Reavis Ranch Trail #109
BiFrost
21  2016-11-11
Reavis Ranch Trail #109
nathanbrisk
12  2016-11-11
Reavis Ranch Trail #109
John9L
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Backpack   Yes & Connecting
Preferred   Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov → 8 AM
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  6:59am - 5:21pm
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Reavis Falls Hike
same trailhead
13.8 mi
3,169 ft
Reavis Ranch Trail #109
same trailhead
16.5 mi
2,900 ft
Reavis Falls Canyon
0.1 mi away
14.0 mi
4,500 ft
Peak 2367 - Apache Lake
1.9 mi away
2.8 mi
850 ft
Brown's Cave via Apache Lake
2.0 mi away
5.5 mi
500 ft
Castle Dome
2.7 mi away
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Reavis Falls
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by lobo41

From the trailhead you are afforded an excellent overview of Apache Lake. The Reavis Ranch Trail ascends at moderate grade through grassing rolling hills toward Castle Dome. The trail is mostly smooth but an occasional rocky section keeps you on your toes. The trail passes on the
east side of Castle Dome, through Windy Pass, before descending to the junction with Plow Saddle Trail (see below for details on a side hike to Plow Saddle Springs). The trail continues on to the east passing Frog Tanks trail junction before descending into a wooded area where it follows an old fence line. There are a couple of breaks in the fence with trails which presumably go to the creek. Continuing along the fence, you will pass an apple orchard before arriving at Reavis Ranch. The ranch house burned down in 1991 but the foundation still remains.


The Reavis Ranch Trail is also accessible from the west end at Rogers Trough.

If you desire to take a side hike to Plow Saddle Springs, at the junction, turn 90 degrees right onto the Plow Saddle Trail, walk 15 feet then turn 90 degrees left. The Plow Saddle Trail heads drops sharply into a wash with a few Cottonwood Trees before coming to Plow Saddle Springs. There is an old concrete tank and a coral at Plow Springs. There is no trail sign at this point, but Frog Tanks Trail is immediately to the left as you enter the Plow Saddle Springs area. Frog Tanks Trail winds back up the hill where it will junction with Reavis Ranch Trail. Turn right and head to the ranch.
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To Reavis Trailhead
From Phoenix take US 60 east. Exit at Apache Junction (Idaho Rd, exit 196) and drive northeast on State Highway 88. Follow 88 past Canyon Lake and Tortilla Flats to the end of the pavement. Continue on the dirt road until you see the sign for Reavis Ranch Trail between mile marker 227 and 228. Turn right and follow this dirt road to its end (2.8 mile). The trailhead is at the north end of the parking lot. The smooth, well-graded dirt roads are easily passable in a passenger car during dry weather. Because of numerous hair pin curves, plan on the 28 miles from US 60 to the trailhead taking an hour.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) - 67.0 mi, 1 hour 49 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - 129 mi, 3 hours 15 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - 211 mi, 4 hours 8 mins
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