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Martin Canyon Trail #103, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Prescott > Cottonwood
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 6.25 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,433 feet
Elevation Gain 1,497 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,566 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 11.47
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Collective Slideshow
34  2018-06-10
Woodchute - Martin Canyon Loop
tibber
1  2018-06-10
Woodchute - Martin Canyon Loop
AZBeaver
15  2018-05-25
Woodchute - Martin Canyon Loop
kingsnake
26  2018-05-03
Woodchute - Martin Canyon Loop
DixieFlyer
8  2017-10-21
Upper Mingus Butterfly & Martin Woodchute Loop
joebartels
15  2017-10-21
Upper Mingus Butterfly & Woodchute Martin Loop
The_Eagle
10  2017-10-21
Woodchute - Martin Canyon Loop
Tortoise_Hiker
4  2017-10-07
Woodchute - Martin Canyon Loop
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Mar
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  7:29am - 5:20pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Rick Tank Cutoff Trail #104
3.0 mi away
1.5 mi
1,107 ft
Hickey Mountain
3.1 mi away
2.7 mi
504 ft
Coyote Trail #101
3.6 mi away
2.0 mi
178 ft
Woodchute Trail #102
Woodchute Trail #102
4.6 mi away
6.7 mi
827 ft
Woodchute - Martin Canyon Loop
Woodchute - Martin Canyon Loop
4.6 mi away
7.5 mi
-1,460 ft
Wood Tank Trail #9021
4.9 mi away
0.8 mi
455 ft
Crow's Peak 7334
5.0 mi away
2.6 mi
1,004 ft
Bug Hollow Trail #548
Bug Hollow Trail #548
5.0 mi away
3.3 mi
174 ft
Jerome-Prescott Wagon Road #503A
Jerome-Prescott Wagon Road #503A
5.2 mi away
5.5 mi
901 ft
Upper Mescal Trail #550
Upper Mescal Trail #550
5.2 mi away
1.0 mi
109 ft
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Overview
This trail, which borders but does not enter the Woodchute Wilderness, was originally built many years ago with a bulldozer. The purpose was to build and gain access to the water tanks in Martin Canyon. These include Rick Tank, Martin Canyon Tank, Turkey Tank, and Hickey Tank. This old road now serves as part of the Forest trail network.

Hike
Starting near Turkey Tank the trail descends down a small drainage to the northeast for 0.7 miles to where it enters Martin Canyon. From Martin Canyon Tank the trail heads northwest, staying in the canyon bottom for almost its entire length. At about mile 4.25 the trail turns sharply south for 0.6 miles to where it ends at James Tank.


Use restrictions
Motor vehicles less than 40" wide are permitted.

Maps
Prescott National Forest, west half; U.S.G.S. topographic 7.5' quads for Hickey Mountain.

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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.

    Permit $$
    None

    Prescott Forest
    Prescott National Forest Pass

    Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.


    Directions
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    To hike
    Access and trailhead location: The access to the trail is from Highway 89A and the Potato Patch Campground. Go to the Potato Patch Campground just east of the summit on 89A. Then take FR 106 west for 2.0 miles past Hickey Tanks to the intersection of 106A and FR 9710W. Take FR 9710W north for 0.6 miles to where the trailhead is located just west of Turkey Tank.

    Travel time: 45 min. from Prescott Road condition: Paved, then 4WD to trailhead
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