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Turkey Creek Trail #34, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Tucson > Tucson
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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance One Way 4.82 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,626 feet
Elevation Gain 2,661 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,839 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 14.28
Dogs not allowed
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9  2017-05-12 gunungapi
15  2016-09-19
Manning Camp via the Tub to Turkey Creek TH
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27  2016-09-17
Rincon Manning Camp Turkey Creek
BiFrost
35  2016-09-17
Manning Camp Hike via Turkey Creek Trail #34
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13  2015-11-13 mdfabbrini
28  2015-03-24
Rincon Loop
Jim_H
2  2014-10-03
Heartbreak Ridge Trail
Mountain_Rat
34  2012-09-01
Spud Rock Camp/Manning Camp Lollipop
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  7:13am - 5:18pm
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Nearby Area Water
Rincon Peak
Rincon Peak
1.7 mi away
16.0 mi
4,719 ft
Miller Creek Trail #28
Miller Creek Trail #28
1.7 mi away
4.0 mi
2,060 ft
Happy Valley Lookout 7339
Happy Valley Lookout 7339
2.5 mi away
0.3 mi
82 ft
Heartbreak Ridge Trail
2.7 mi away
4.7 mi
2,322 ft
Deerhead Spring Trail
3.1 mi away
1.1 mi
310 ft
East Slope Trail
3.4 mi away
0.5 mi
77 ft
Mica Meadow Trail
4.2 mi away
276 ft
Devil's Bathtub Trail - Coronado NF
4.4 mi away
1.1 mi
174 ft
North Slope Trail - Saguaro NP
North Slope Trail - Saguaro NP
4.5 mi away
2.9 mi
612 ft
Bonita Trail
4.6 mi away
0.8 mi
230 ft
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This trail provides an access route into the eastern portion of the Saguaro National Park. It is part of the Arizona Trail, a system of trails that spans the entire state from north to south.

The portion of the Turkey Creek Trail which is in the Coronado National Forest follows a ridge that separates Turkey Creek and Mesquite canyons. Part of this section of the trail is within the boundaries of the Rincon Mountain Wilderness. The landscape through which it passes is similar to that of the Saguaro National Park, dotted with large saguaros and other vegetation characteristic of the Sonoran Desert. Views stretch to Rincon Peak on the south and the Santa Catalinas to the north.


Saguaro National Park restrictions: No hunting, weapons, pets or bicycles. Camping in designated areas only. Must have a wilderness permit which is available at the Park Visitor Center.

Nearby History
Spud Rock - Outstanding point of bare rock in plain view from Tucson at north end of the Rincons, elevation 8,590 feet. About 24 miles east of Tucson. George F. Kitt of Tucson says: "Two Southern Pacific railroad engineers, William H. Barnett and Jim Miller, had a shack here and raised potatoes and cabbage on a little flat close to the rock. They called it Spud Rock for their major crop --spuds. Barnett fell from his horse one day coming down the trail and was killed."

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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.

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Coronado Forest
MVUMs are rarely necessary to review unless mentioned in the description or directions
Coronado Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)

Saguaro National Park
$15 vehicle, $10 motorcycle or $5 for any individual on foot or bicycle - the receipt is valid for 7 days Fees


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Drive east 39 miles from Tucson on Interstate 10 to the J-Six-Mescal road exit (#297). Turn north on the Mescal Road and continue 16.4 miles to FR 4408. Turn left and travel 0.4 mile through a gate to a parking area with large sycamore trees. The trail starts on the opposite side of the creek and follows a 4-wheel drive road 1.5 miles to the single track.
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