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West Spruce Trail #264
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mini location map2022-05-21
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East end of West Spruce Trail #264, AZ 
East end of West Spruce Trail #264, AZ
Hiking3.69 Miles 713 AEG
Hiking3.69 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   2.21 mph
713 ft AEG
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If you follow Google Maps directions to the trailhead, ignore the instructions to park on the left and turn right into the parking area (after 3 miles of dirt road), then head north onto the trail.

This is the east end of the trail, from the Jeep trail to the parking area on Thumb Butte Road. On February 5, 2022, I hiked the west end of East end of West Spruce Trail #264, including part of the Jeep trail that connects that hike with this hike. This hike has fewer cattle droppings, but the trailhead is near a campsite and there were ATVers driving along Thumb Butte Road disturbing the peace, until the trail headed over a ridge, a few tenths of a mile from the start, about where the yellow wildflower photos were taken.
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The most prolific flowers are in the photos. Also quite a few small yellow flowers and a few others. Several Arizona thistle will be in bloom in a week. One New Mexico thistle and one hedgehog cactus were in bloom.
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