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High Peak Trail #300
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High Peak Trail #300Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2008
PrestonSands
Hiking1.90 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking1.90 Miles
300 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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*The High Peak Trail is shown on the USGS Webb Peak topo, but not on TOPO software*

I finally located this old trail, and was anxious to explore it, so off I went one autumn afternoon. For an abandoned trail, it was in suprisingly decent shape; I'm guessing it still gets some use. I reached the end of the pathway at the UofA buildings, looked for a continuation, but found nothing. Then I returned to the meadow, and traced the High Peak Trail to where it crossed the telescope road. The blazes continued straight up the hill, cutting the switchbacks of the road. With all of the no trespassing signs there, I figured this was probably the end of the line, so I headed back. I explored the side trail at the spring, which came to an end at a decent overlook rock about 0.2 miles later. Located a trail camera setup, and took a closer look. To which ever biologist put it there, I apologize for my stupid grinning face on your roll of film.

Other than the meadow, which might be good for wildlife spotting, there's nothing to really recommend about this trail. Which is sad, as I'm sure it was once pretty sweet.
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