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Lime Kiln Trail #82 - 3 members in 8 triplogs have rated this an average 3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jul 03 2017
Nightstalker
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52 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
Dead Horse Wander, AZ 
Dead Horse Wander, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 03 2017
Nightstalker
Hiking5.73 Miles 580 AEG
Hiking5.73 Miles   2 Hrs   14 Mns   2.77 mph
580 ft AEG      10 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
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I was staying in the Dead Horse Ranch State Park campground Quail loop. Jumped on Quail trail to Lime Kiln trail. Followed that up to the Thumper trail intersect then turned back. Took the side trip to Rattlesnake Canyon overlook and finally diverted down to the lagoons and Fume trail back to the campground.
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Nov 09 2016
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Thumper LoopSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2016
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,008 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   2 Hrs   52 Mns   2.79 mph
1,008 ft AEG
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Thumper Loop is another hike in the Boots and Burgers book. The hike is in the Dead Horse State Park. It makes a loop out of sections of Lime Kiln, Thumper , and Lower Raptor Trail. Haz doesn't have all of these trails listed yet. They are in the Dead Horse Trail System. The trails on this loop are hiker and mountain biker friendly. Maybe a couple rough spots for a beginner mountain biker like me but would be easy enough to walk that part. a nice variety of vegetation. Some grassy fields, Cresote fields, lots of Prickly Pear, Juniper, and Crucifix. My first time in this exact area and it seems the possibilities of lots of little adventures are good.
Camping,fishing, HIKING, mountain biking, and Cottonwood, Clarkedale, Jerome, Sedona all close by. Heck, the Lime Kiln Trail can take you all the way to Sedona :o . Nice morning hike with a cool breeze :D .
The book suggested Verde Lea Market for lunch. The Torta was very tasty! Another nice outing from the Boots and Burgers book. :y:
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Apr 10 2016
diesul
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45 female
 Joined Mar 29 2011
 Mesa, AZ
Lime Kiln Trail #82Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 10 2016
diesul
Hiking5.00 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   3 Hrs      2.00 mph
400 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
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We walked from the Quail Loop campground down Dead Horse Ranch Rd to pick up the trail. It started to rain while we were checking out the Lime Kiln. I completely missed the sign to the kiln, but luckily my husband was more observant than me. We put our rain jackets on and kept heading up the trail. We checked out the Rattlesnake Wash Overlook spur. We intended to hike the Thumper Loop, but when we got to the Thumper Trail, the rain storm was growing darker and appeared we'd get heavier rains. We turned around to head back to camp.
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Dec 14 2015
SkyIslander18
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50 male
 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
Lime Kiln Trail #82Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 14 2015
SkyIslander18
Hiking9.10 Miles 600 AEG
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Rangers at Dead Horse Ranch SP recommended this one to us during our stay.
We hiked clockwise the Lower Raptor, Thumper & Lime Kiln trails to complete the "Thumper Loop".
Excellent hike on very nice scenic trails, will make this a re-peat on future visits to Dead Horse.
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Nov 20 2015
cactuscat
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49 female
 Joined Oct 15 2002
 
Lime Kiln Trail #82Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 20 2015
cactuscat
Hiking5.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.50 mph
500 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
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Ended up with a little more adventure than I had intended today, and it was great. I didn't get a birthday hike in, so this one two days later would be it.
I planned on doing the Lime Kiln/Thumper/Lower Raptor loop again, but a couple miles up LK where it leaves the State Park and enters the National Forest, I impulsively changed my mind. I took the left turn to the Rattlesnake Wash overlook. As I looked down into the wash, I was tempted to explore it - so I followed a faint path down. I fully intended to retrace my path and head back up to Lime Kiln to exit, however the wash was so enchanting that I kept going down, down, down it. Found many small pools of water, and many animal tracks around them - including some kitty tracks that I followed quite a ways. Eventually I realized that I did't want to return the way I came, I wanted to continue hiking the wash and finish that way ... only problem was that I wasn't 100% sure that the wash would take me where I wanted to go. I couldn't find my map that morning, and didn't worry about it since I was planning on repeating a hike I had already done, on well-marked trails. I was pretty sure that the wash would deliver me back to my car - after all washes run down to rivers, right? - and to get to the river, this wash would have to cross through Deadhorse ... and I certainly felt like it was heading in the right direction, roughly parallel to the trail. Still, I always feel a bit of trepidation when traveling off-trail and not positive exactly where I am or where I'm going. Eventually I spotted a couple fence posts up to the left that looked familiar, then some horse tracks in the wash (there were absolutely no tracks other than wild animals up til then) and soon after I was pleased to see the Quail Trail cross the wash ... from there it was a 5 minute stroll back to my car. Awesomeness. Now that I know the lay of the land, next time I will explore and enjoy the wash even more. Or I might try Quail Wash next time. :D
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Oct 27 2015
cactuscat
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 Joined Oct 15 2002
 
Lime Kiln Trail #82Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 27 2015
cactuscat
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   2.23 mph
1,000 ft AEG      55 Mns Break
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Did the Thumper Loop - Lime Kiln, Thumper, Lower Raptor. Really nice hike. More bike tracks than footprints ... not that I saw a single other human, bike, or horse the whole time I was out there. Only saw three people, at the very beginning and very end near the lagoon and campground. Think I'll be doing this one regularly for however much longer I live in the area.
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Mar 27 2015
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72 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lime Kiln Trail #82Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2015
Sun_Ray
Hiking8.78 Miles 797 AEG
Hiking8.78 Miles   4 Hrs   35 Mns   1.92 mph
797 ft AEG
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Visited friends Rich and Sue who were staying in Sedona for 2 weeks. We have both done most of the trails in Sedona so agreed to drive just a few miles to Dead Horse Ranch State Park. After a short spur off the main road though the park we hiked Lime Kilm trail to Thumper, Raptor and completed the loop with about 3/4 miles on roads in the park. All the elevation gain is from going in and out of large washes. This area is out of the red rock in Sedona and does not compare to the beauty of Sedona. We stopped for a cool beer in Old Cottonwood after the hike. We met Rich and Sue who live in Ocean City, NJ on the S.Kaibab Trail in 2005 and have shared a vacation every year since.
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Jun 17 2013
SkyIslander18
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 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
Dead Horse Ranch State ParkSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 17 2013
SkyIslander18
Hiking5.45 Miles 300 AEG
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After a full day of Jerome, National Monuments & State Parks I was beat and ready to settle in at my last destination of the day. This was my first visit to Dead Horse and where I had a cabin waiting for me. I checked in, unloaded my stuff and then spent the rest of the evening exploring the park. I first looped the lagoons, found a nice place along the Verde river for a swim and then checked out the first mile of the Lime Kiln Trail. Returned back to my cabin just after sunset, ate dinner and then spent about an hour photographing the night skies before turning in for the night and ending a wonderful day #2 of my road trip!

Dead Horse Ranch SP was nice. I didn't have enough time to see the entire park or hike all the trails, but what I did see was enough to convince me that it's worthy of another future visit & stay.
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