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Vekol Road - Table Top Trailhead

Post by princez » Dec 08 2017 1:41 pm

Table Top Trailhead without a car of my own?
Hi,
I'm not sure I'm posting this in the right forum, but anyone have any ideas on how to get to Table Top Trailhead without a car of my own? I'll be in AZ in January and would love to make this hike, but you can't take a rental car on the unpaved roads and I can't seem to find any place that would rent a jeep. How do people who don't have a Jeep/SUV get to places like this?!
Thanks!
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Re: Out of towner trying to hike Table Top

Post by hikeaz » Dec 08 2017 5:08 pm

princez wrote:
Dec 08 2017 1:41 pm
Hi,
I'm not sure I'm posting this in the right forum, but anyone have any ideas on how to get to Table Top Trailhead without a car of my own? I'll be in AZ in January and would love to make this hike, but you can't take a rental car on the unpaved roads and I can't seem to find any place that would rent a jeep. How do people who don't have a Jeep/SUV get to places like this?!
Thanks!
Best is likely Fox rent-a-car near Sky Harbor.
Or..
https://turo.com/rentals/suvs/az/phoeni ... gler/60672
Dollar rents Compasses @ Sky Harbor
Enterprise has Nissan Frontier's
Also check Sixt rent a Car
Most short wheelbase whanna-be SUV's would likely be OK to get there too... (Hyundai SantaFe, RAV4, CRV, etc)
Just hit the carwash before turning it in...oh.... and don't ROLL it :pray:
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Re: Hiking vehicles

Post by CannondaleKid » Dec 08 2017 5:19 pm

Something to be aware when renting a vehicle using Turo....

Prohibited vehicle uses and activities include:
Using a vehicle rented through Turo other than on paved roads (whether "off-roading", driving on unimproved roads or parking areas, or otherwise)
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Re: Hiking vehicles

Post by trekkin_gecko » Dec 08 2017 5:33 pm

1. rent an SUV away from the airport - much cheaper
2. @lindaagm and @the_N did this hike recently; maybe one of them will chime in on whether 4wd was needed
3. do [ Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra Estrella ] as a backup hike

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Re: Table Top Trailhead without a car of my own?

Post by lindaagm » Dec 08 2017 6:59 pm

4wd was not needed, but the road had some sandy spots. Decent clearance is a good idea, there were some ruts and larger rocks. And while the brush has been trimmed back recently (it was MUCH better than a year ago), expect to get at least a few new pinstripes.
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Re: Table Top Trailhead without a car of my own?

Post by hikeaz » Dec 09 2017 9:34 am

lindaagm wrote:
Dec 08 2017 6:59 pm
...... And while the brush has been trimmed back recently (it was MUCH better than a year ago), expect to get at least a few new pinstripes.
I most always carry loppers... 'better to light a candle than curse the darkness'.
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