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Black Cross Butte 4806, AZ

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Difficulty 4.5 of 5
Route Finding 4 of 5
Distance Round Trip 4.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,807 feet
Elevation Gain 2,483 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,864 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 7 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 19.12
Interest Peak
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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29  2018-01-12 FLYING_FLIVER
11  2014-02-22
BCB 4806 - Fish Peak Loop & BCB 3351
joebartels
15  2014-02-22
Black Cross Butte 4806 - Fish Creek Peak Loop
The_Eagle
15  2014-02-22
BCB 4806 - Fish Peak Loop & BCB 3351
johnlp
10  2014-02-22
Black Cross Butte 4806 - Fish Creek Peak Loop
Tortoise_Hiker
8  2009-11-22 BobP
27  2009-11-22 joebartels
9  2003-11-10 joebartels
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep → 7 AM
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  7:00am - 5:20pm
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Water
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Fish Creek Peak
Fish Creek Peak
1.4 mi away
3.2 mi
2,100 ft
Tortilla TH to First Water TH
1.6 mi away
22.1 mi
2,839 ft
Wasp Canyon
1.7 mi away
2.0 mi
600 ft
Bronco Butte - Horse Mesa
Bronco Butte - Horse Mesa
1.8 mi away
5.5 mi
2,310 ft
Fish Creek Canyon - Upper Bridge
Fish Creek Canyon - Upper Bridge
2.1 mi away
6.3 mi
950 ft
Tortilla Ranch Car Camp
Tortilla Ranch Car Camp
2.1 mi away
2.3 mi
302 ft
JF Trail #106
JF Trail #106
2.1 mi away
9.8 mi
2,626 ft
Fish Creek via Lost Dutch
Fish Creek via Lost Dutch
2.1 mi away
1.8 mi
628 ft
Hoolie Bacon - Peters Trail Loop
Hoolie Bacon - Peters Trail Loop
2.2 mi away
8.2 mi
1,200 ft
Hoolie Bacon to Peak 4143
Hoolie Bacon to Peak 4143
2.2 mi away
6.0 mi
1,141 ft
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by HAZ_Hikebot

Overview
Black Cross Butte 4806 is a 4.8 mile round trip hike with 2,864 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 28 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. October and May are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Study the map. Study the map some more. Look it over one more time. The Sierra Club lists this hike as 8-10 miles roundtrip. No clue on what they're doing but I assure you there's a shorter way. Best if you are really good with difficult terrain.


The area is precious and full of adventure. No witches or modern apaches in tennis shoes with machetes. Just a zoo of snakes and enough tarantulas for any enthusiast!

Check out the Official Route.

Note
This is a more difficult hike. It would be unwise to attempt this without prior experience hiking.

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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.

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Directions
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FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

To hike
From Apache Junction take SR88 out past the Fish Creek Bridge. With the route loaded in Route Scout it should be easy to figure out where to park.
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