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Rough Eye Javelina Loop, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Superstitions NW
3.6 of 5 by 8
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 8.25 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,180 feet
Elevation Gain 450 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,156 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 14.03
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
Dogs not allowed
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
Collective Slideshow
12  2019-01-12
Golden Dome
14  2017-01-08
Goldfield Horse Lasso
6  2016-12-21
Goldfield Lasso
24  2016-01-28 jameslcox44
15  2015-11-15 trekkin_gecko
18  2015-11-15 AZLumberjack
57  2015-11-15 tibber
5  2015-01-03 hikerdw
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Historical Weather
Trailhead Forecast
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Preferred   Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb
Sun  7:30am - 5:43pm
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Official Route
3 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Javelina Mine Trail
Javelina Mine Trail
0.0 mi away
1.9 mi
450 ft
Rough-N-Ready Canyon
Rough-N-Ready Canyon
0.6 mi away
4.0 mi
-468 ft
Needle Vista to Hackberry Spring
0.6 mi away
3.0 mi
Needle Double Vista
0.6 mi away
3.0 mi
700 ft
Tomahawk Mine Trail
Tomahawk Mine Trail
0.7 mi away
2.0 mi
188 ft
Peak 2891 Saddle
Peak 2891 Saddle
0.9 mi away
3.7 mi
438 ft
Little Chance Canyon Loop
Little Chance Canyon Loop
1.0 mi away
3.0 mi
422 ft
Cottonwood Spring - Goldfield Mtns
1.0 mi away
7.0 mi
400 ft
Willow Springs Canyon to Bagley Tank
Willow Springs Canyon to Bagley Tank
1.0 mi away
7.4 mi
588 ft
Wishbone Junction - Goldfields Mtns
Wishbone Junction - Goldfields Mtns
1.0 mi away
7.0 mi
330 ft
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Likely In-Season!
Rough Eye Javelina Loop is a 8.25 mile round trip hike with 1,156 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 16 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. November 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: A moderate Goldfield loop hike that is about 80 percent bushwhack. This route takes you out the Rough-N-Ready Trail to the Packsaddle junction in the wash, then return via the highground cat walk, golden ridge that runs along the Rough-N-Ready 100 feet northeast of the wash back to the Quartz Crystal Arroyo Trail. The views from the ridge are superb. Continue to the Golden Eye Mine Trail and finally joining the Javelina Mine Trail and back to the trailhead. See the individual hike descriptions for further details.

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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.

    Permit $$

    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    Apache trail Northeast from Idaho Road in Apache Junction. About 9 miles northeast to just short of highway marker 203. Just before the marker turn right into parking area. The trailhead is not marked but is a clear pulloff area just before the 203 sign and has parking for several dozens cars. Take the Javelina Mine Trail one half mile west to the Rough-N-Ready Trailhead.
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