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Sand Flat Trail #60, AZ

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance One Way 3.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,833 feet
Elevation Gain 694 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,010 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.27
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  7:36am - 5:42pm
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Sand Flat Trail #60 is a 3.9 mile one way hike with 1,010 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 31 miles north-northeast of Prescott Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. April and October are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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    Prescott FS Reports This trail is used mainly by ranchers as a pack trail. It is occasionally used for recreational riding and infrequently for hiking. It is also a connecting link to other trails entering the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness (TR #61, TR #52). The winter headquarters of the Pine Flat Co. are located near the west trailhead.

    Maps, other resources: Prescott National Forest, east half; U.S.G.S. topographic 7.5' quads for Perkinsville and Sycamore Basin.

    Trail layout: This trail begins adjacent to the flagstone quarries near Sand Flat. It stays on relatively level terrain through pinyon-juniper and chaparral vegetation to where it joins TR #61.

    Precautions: Typical of most trails in this region, there is no drinking water along the trail.

    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 $$

    Prescott Forest
    Prescott National Forest Pass

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

    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    Access and trailhead location: From Chino Valley take FR 354 for about 25 miles north past Perkinsville to FR 179. Take FR 179 to the right for 2.5 miles, passing the Pine Flat Ranch headquarters. FR 179 is suitable for high clearance vehicles in fair weather.

    An alternate access is from Drake via FR 492 to FR 354. FR 354 south of the National Forest boundary is quite rough, not maintained, and suitable for high clearance vehicles only in fair weather.

    Travel time: Approx. 1 hour from Chino Valley Road condition: Suitable for high clearance vehicle
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