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Charles M. Christiansen Trail #100, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix Central
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 10.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,298 feet
Elevation Gain 790 feet
Avg Time One Way 4-5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 13.33
Backpack No
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Trailhead Forecast
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Preferred   Dec, Jan, Feb → Early
Seasons   Early Winter to Early Spring
Sun  7:22am - 5:21pm
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64 Linked
Nearby Area Water
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Likely In-Season!
Charles M. Christiansen Trail #100 is a 10.7 mile one way hike with 790 feet elevation gain. Located 3 miles north-northwest of Phoenix Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. December and January are the best months to enjoy this hike.

This trail winds through the floor of the preserves following the contours around the mountains and can be taken all the way to Tatum Blvd where there is also a parking area/trail head. Trail is well defined and easy to follow. There is minimal elevation gain. Trail is heavily used by mountain bikers and pets are allowed. There are connections to numerous other trails in the park. 01/18/05 - hikingBob

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

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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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Paved - Car Okay

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2010-03-17 AndreyP writes:

West trailhead: North parking lot of Mountain View Park, N 7th Ave & W Cheryl Dr.

Intermediate trailhead: North Mountain Visitor Center, west side of N 7th St half mile south of Thunderbird Rd. Trail crosses 7th St via tunnel south of the parking lot.

Intermediate trailhead: Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, dead end of Northern Ave a mile east of AZ-51. Trail passes north of the parking lot. East trailhead. Small parking lot on west side of Tatum Blvd across E Tomahawk Tr. No restrooms or water at this trailhead.
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