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Elephant Head - South Approach
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Elephant Head - South ApproachTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Dec 28 2020
DixieFlyer
Hike & Climb6.40 Miles 2,738 AEG
Hike & Climb6.40 Miles
2,738 ft AEG
Solo I G  • Boulder • 3rd Granite Excellent
 
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Elephant Head has been on my radar screen for a while, so I decided today would be a good day to do this one.

It turned out to be a fun hike, especially the class 3 scramble at the top. It was very windy though -- I would guess that some gusts may have approached 40 mph, which made things interesting a time or two at the top.

The hike was on an easy-to-follow trail all the way to the summit block. There were a couple of unmarked junctions, so a GPS track would be helpful if you aren't familiar with the trail. The trail on the south side of Chino Canyon was fairly steep and slippery, but having hiked Newman Peak and some peaks in the Kofa's recently, this trail was easy by comparison.

I would like to have added in Little Elephant Head on the way back, but we were running a bit late so I will save that one for next time.

The road to the TH was unpaved for the last 2.5 miles, but it was well graded and virtually any car could make it. There was some bedrock in a few places, so those with a street tire might want to take it a bit slow in those places.

I definitely recommend this one!
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May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. -- Edward Abbey
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