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Shivers Trap Trail #10, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 5.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,854 feet
Elevation Gain -806 feet
Accumulated Gain 348 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 6.76
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11  2014-09-14
Shivers Stinson Short Loop
24  2014-09-14
Shivers Stinson Short Loop
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This trail is mainly used as a route for moving cattle and will generally be of little interest to hikers. The north trailhead on FR 21 near the Paddock Ranch is in Ponderosa pines. As the trail descends to the south and lower elevation, the vegetation changes gradually to chaparral.

Use restrictions: Restricted to motorized vehicles less than 40" wide.

Maps, other resources: Prescott National Forest; U.S.G.S. topographic 7.5' quad for Camp Wood.

Trail layout: The trail begins on FR 21, traveling 2.8 miles south to its junction with FR 9879B (4WD only). At this point it is possible to return to TR #10 trailhead by taking FR 9879B east about 2 miles to its junction with TR #22, then take TR #22 northwest about 2.2 miles to the junction with TR #10, returning along the upper third of TR #10 to FR 21.

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    Most recent Triplog Reviews
    Shivers Trap Trail #10
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    Shivers Stinson Short Loop
    Chumley put a bigger loop together but we were only doing the northern part just to wake up the legs after yesterday; which was just fine. He decided we would go counterclockwise. Cat (Catherine) came along too.

    The first part is a road walk before you get to the turn off for the Shivers Trap Trail. We checked out the beautifully constructed corral; altho the chute is unusable. We crossed over the creek and then over this cutest little cattle guard; didn't know they made them in a 1/4 of the normal size. We headed up and then veered to the east. Kind of your typical forest walk with some points of interest along the way including a very flat spot that had been cleared; big enough for a large camp. There was also a fire ring (I missed that though).

    We came upon an area that was overly signed (where was one of those yesterday :roll:?) and veered back down to dry creek side. There was this most interesting plant we've seen over the last couple days that seems to start out green and turns red; it's about ankle height. There was lots of it, very pretty. Later we came upon a creek crossing that had a good pool of water in it with little fishies and a cascade off to the right. We crossed that and continued on our way commenting that this might be a beautiful area in the Fall.

    Before reaching the tank, we passed by a most unusual tree with beautiful bark. Of course, none of us had any idea what it was other than NOT the standard tree fare. Shortly thereafter we came to the green foliage covered tank. It was really cool looking. After admiring it for a moment, the boys had to be boys and the rocks went flying :lol: interrupting Mother Nature's beauty. Chumley even tried to skip a rock but the green foliage covered water was having none of that as it perplunked down into the pond.

    And then we were done; hardly seemed we had hike almost 3 miles. I guess we goofed off more than I thot. Todd said something about just leaving his GPS on as we drove back to Merritt Spring and did that hike; gotta pad the mileage you know ;) , but he didn't.

    And yes, of course I have video:
    Shivers Trap Trail #10
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    Shivers Stinson Short Loop
    Sunday morning a few of us took off for a short and easy hike to explore some other trails just south of Camp Wood. We made a short loop out of a few connectors. The trails are all open to quad use, but it looks like they don't get much use of any kind. I'd guess that hunters make up the majority of motorized use, rather than those cruising around just for recreation.

    Surprised at the amount of water to be found. Might just be the result of the impressive monsoon this summer.

    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: The north trailhead is about 2.8 miles west of the Camp Wood Administrative Site on FR 21. If you pass the Paddock Ranch on the left of the road, you have gone about 0.3 miles too far.

    Travel time: 50 min. from Prescott to north trailhead. Road condition: Paved to FR 21, then dirt
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