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Charles M. Christiansen Trail #100, AZ
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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
Author Unregistered
Descriptions 4,429
Routes 0
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Trips 248 map ( 429 miles )
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Backpack   No
Preferred   Dec, Jan, Feb → Early
Seasons   Early Winter to Early Spring
Sun  5:20am - 7:42pm
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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. When you hike 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.

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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.
90+° 8am - 6pm kills
stay out of the scorching sun
prehydrate & stay hydrated
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