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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Cane Spring to Amethyst Peak, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
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Difficulty 5 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 11.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,874 feet
Elevation Gain 4,700 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 10 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 35
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
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Cottonwood Camp Loop
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14  2004-09-29 joebartels
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author avatar Guides 16,885
Routes 16,068
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov → 8 AM
Seasons   Late Autumn to Early Spring
Sun  6:29am - 5:53pm
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by HAZ_Hikebot

Likely In-Season!

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This may or may not be possible.

It's definitely possible up to the base of Amethyst Peak.


Terrain to base of peak "appears" to be easy off trail.

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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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Strictly 4x4

To Cane Trailhead
From Scottsdale follow Shea Blvd East to its terminus at SR87. Turn Left onto SR87. Follow SR87(this is the Beeline) to the Four Peaks Turnoff which is FR143. FR143 is well marked. Follow FR143 to FR 401. Hang a right onto FR401 and follow past Cottonwood Camp. Continue to where FR401 ascends out of Cottonwood Creek up the side of mountain. Here on it's strictly 4x4. It starts out low key for the first couple miles then turns... fun! It's 6 miles to Cane Spring Trailhead. The 4x4 section alone takes 1 to 1.5 hours.

Keep in mind albeit near the valley this is about 5 hours round trip depending on variables.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 52.0 mi, 1 hour 37 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 150 mi, 3 hours 7 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 179 mi, 3 hours 38 mins In current traffic: 3 hours 38 mins I-17 S
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