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Kentuck Mountain 5013 - Tonto NF - 5 members in 11 triplogs have rated this an average 4 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Seven Springs Rd Side Track, AZ 
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Another hike with my Grandson, Michael. This one followed a 2 mile section of the linked Maricopa Trail starting with a short bushwhack from the Seven Springs Rd across Camp Creek and up the slope to connect with the M. Trail about 3.5 hiking miles south of the Bronco TH. The Camp Creek Crossing was near one of the summer homes near the creek. In this case we discovered that the home was too close to the creek. One corner of the first floor had been ripped open by a flood possibly making the house unsafe for habitation. Debris from the flood was about 8-10 ft high in the trees along the creek. The trail is in good shape and makes for an easy climb up the east side of the canyon. We followed the trail to its highpoint where it crosses the ridge and starts to drop back down to Camp Creek. From there we continued 0.3 miles off-trail to a small ruin (rock pile) before turning around to head back. This route can also be used to reach the top of Kentuck Mountain but we didn't have the time and I didn't have the energy to go any further. Patches of wild flowers in a small variety of colors were only scattered along the trail but we encountered a bonanza of gold in a meadow on a south facing slope at our hike turn-around point.
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Kentuck Mountain 5013 - Tonto NFPhoenix, AZ
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BobPTriplogs 2,615
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I saw this yesterday and decided it would be a good hike for today. I started at the crack of 10am. There was one car parked and I saw him walking up the hill. A bow hunter who said he is not very good at it but loves being out there. I started down toward the creek and wasn't sure if it was private property or not so I stayed in the creek for a small time then popped out. I thought about taking the creek but figured there would be water up higher and that turned out to be true. I crossed over the creek and took a wider turn to a far Ridgeline and stayed on it until the summit. I took a more direct route back which I liked a little better. I want to explore this area a little more and take another ridge to an unnamed peak I noticed. A little warm at the end. 30 years ago, I hunted in this area.
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There is a "semi-well-known" ancient fort on a spur above Sears-Kay Ruins. I was never tempted to go there but after enjoying my "burn hike" last weekend I thought it would be nice to walk the ridges of Kentuck Mountain and include a detour to the fort.

The SW ridge is not the most direct way to the top but it gets close to the fort so that's the way I went. I was pretty lucky to notice just a couple pieces of pottery along the way, and as I snooped further in that area I found a real nice ruin. It was so "clean", with free standing walls for the main room and several surrounding walls that I first doubted it was authentic - I very seldom see such a thing. Maybe because it was tucked between a couple natural outcrops it weathered better. Anyway very cool.

Further up the ridge I hit the turn-off to the fort. It was steep and further than I thought, and the fort was about what I expected. You can tell by the satellite picture that it is big with thick walls. Quite a view to see anyone approaching and no need to defend the south side - very steep. Probably whoever built this (and the other habitation sites "behind" it) were more worried about their neighbors than the Sears-Kay people were.

From there it was back to the ridge and on to the summit. Pretty nice walking and I passed a few more ruins. One had nice stone walls on two sides (looked like the other two had been deliberately knocked down). I got the impression this might have been a small lookout/fort protecting another habitation site a little further up the hill.

At the top I said hi to the Buford arrows and then headed down the NW ridge. I figured a new ridge gives me a chance to find new stuff, but this one just irritated me - slow and tedious due to the rocks. It also had the temerity to end early and put me in a creek which had a lot of drops and made me nervous about getting cliffed. But in the end it was OK.

Walked the power line road (aka Maricopa Trail) back to the car. Good trip - a little more work than I've been doing lately.
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This hike to Kentuck Mountain starts from a parking pullout along the Seven Creeks Road about 0.6 road miles past the bottom of Rackensack Canyon. It passes through a residential area along Camp Creek to cross the creek and start up the hill. Rather than taking the direct route straight up the ridge line to the mountain, I chose to follow the Maricopa Trail to where it reaches it's nearest point to the mountain top then start the 0.6 mile off trail trek to the mountain. This significantly reduces total off trail bushwhacking distance but increases one-way hiking distance by 0.9 miles. On the return I took the direct route down the ridge and after stumbling over ankle twisting rocks hidden in tall grass for 2 miles I decided that the longer route definitely has its merits.

The Maricopa Trail makes for a pleasant stroll with its smooth surface and gentle grade. Taking this route also has an added bonus of passing by an ancient rock pile if you're interested in that sort of thing. :DANCE: The wildflowers were moderate but not as abundant as what I'd seen 2 days earlier on a hike only 2-3 miles away off of Horseshoe Dam Road. The lush spring-time green hillsides were a treat for someone who still misses the green of Oregon after living here for 8 years. The 0.6 mile off-trail to the mountain top has some steep sections leaving me a little short on energy when I reached the top. So after enjoying the views I decided to take a short nap. But just as I started clearing a space to lay down for a few Z's a military jet came streaking out of nowhere just above the top of the mountain with a very loud roar. I only had about 2 seconds warning before it was directly overhead. It must have been flying at close to the speed of sound. I was so startled that I dropped to the ground and took cover in the tall grass. But I quickly recovered and took a 40 minute nap. Nothing keeps an old geezer from his naps.:zzz:

The return route down the ridge required crossing back and forth over a barbed wire fence just enough times to get really annoying. The ground was covered with rocks of all sizes and were often hidden in tall grass requiring careful progress to avoid twisting an ankle. Offering some compensation to these inconveniences, only minor variations in a straight line route were needed to avoid pushing through brush. Plus, taking this route on the return satisfied my need to avoid returning over the same ground I'd come in on.
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Ol' Blue - Kentuck - Sycamore Boogaloop, AZ 
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joebartelsTriplogs 5,286
Hiking15.08 Miles 3,726 AEG
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After rock bottom expectations, Camp Creek was very nice with yellow Autumn accents of ash? and cottonwoods. May never return but it was a solid 4 of 5 on this day.

Maricopa Trail has a decent tread. Did not expect to like this trail either. Outstanding views through easy roller coaster desert, 4 of 5 for me in beautiful weather. Keep in mind I like the desert. Minor nuisance gripe on mis-aligned pin latch gates instead of easy auto latches. Unexpected cool pinon tree on this trail that wraps around through South Mountain.

We took a break before heading off trail up to Kentuck. Killer views absorbed. Heading up was easier than anticipated. Shorts were fine. Bruce possibly found the burial site of chief whooping cough. Soon after I stumbled across some ruins. Buckwheat was rocking the blooms heading up. Spanky was nowhere to be found and I stole the chief comment from the man himself.

Took a short break up at Buford Teeee Justice Peak to read previous triplogs. Fliver set us clear. Yet we failed to find the rod-stub with makeshift protractors, pendulums and dowsing rods. We're not worthy and I could almost hear Tibber yelling at me to get off the phone.

By lucky chance I put pants on for the descent from Kentuck to Sycamore Creek/Canyon. Specifically choose Sycamore to mix up what others tackled. Anticipations included a nice satellite view of shade trees and two springs. Hate to give away the secret details but I don't think Bruce enjoyed the trees. Lopez Spring area was dry.

A medium to large hawk that looked like a wide bowling pin perched above screamed repeatedly. The drawn-out echo-scream was like somebody yelling yellow yellow. Pretty sure it was a red-tailed hawk after youtube research.

Water surfaced and flowed lightly for a good stretch. The canyon took on a Mazzie feel in rock hues. Sycamore spring vicinity had cool and challenging areas. With Sycamore Creek/Canyon tackled we were happy to get back on the Maricopa Trail for an easy 1.5 miles.

Daylight was slipping away as we stumbled upon a gripping issue. My planned route might not be legal yet alone feasible. Steep it was. Extra-eight-mile, ten-o-clock option B wasn't happening until plan A got a chance. We got lucky. Nice views of the thundergod rock before the hwy walk back to square one. Good to get beat up again for a change. Not enough light/time to revisit Sears Kay propper. Take away a couple miles of challenge it was a damn good hike IMHO.
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water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout No sign of spring or water. A quarter mile back there was a light flow, small pools.

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water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout No clue on the spring but the creek was flowing good since just passed dry Lopez spring.
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Ol' Blue - Kentuck - Sycamore Boogaloop, AZ 
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Camp Creek Falls
It'd been 9 years since I'd been out there. I remembered it as being nice. We hit it at the right time and it was much better, than nice. Running water and Fall colors made it special. We ran into our only hikers for the day on the way out of there.

Maricopa Trail - Bronco to Bartlett
We made great time on this well groomed trail, steadily climbing towards our first goal. I enjoyed this section more than expected. The views got better the higher we got.

Kentuck Mountain 5013
After a short break we starting our off trail. We took the approach off the Maricopa Trail from the SW. This proved to be a relatively easy, shorts friendly route. We passed through a couple of @Hansenaz rock piles on the way to the top. Awesome 360 views up top

Kentuck Mountain Views
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Now the fun begins.. Retreating to the NW off of Kentuck, is steep,THICK and slow going. Long pants please.
We had lunch on top of 4668.

We continued on down into Sycamore Canyon. Joe had be building up the area with "Trees". I don't think he'll do that again. We could have used a chain saw in that section. We hopped out of the creek for awhile before we had to get back in. The remainder of the canyon was scenic, with numerous required bypasses because of the waterfalls.

Glad to be back on the Maricopa Trail again, we tried to make up time so we could get through the remaining off trail before dark.

A steep drop into Camp Creek, followed by a steeper climb up the south face.

One more drop and the climb up to Sears-Kay. Headlamp on now, just a short jaunt to the start.
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water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Spring, what spring

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water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout No sign of the actual spring but the creek has been flowing since Lopez spring should be pools for quite some time
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Kentuck Peak has been on my radar for a couple of years, though this hike did not go quite as I envisioned it. My thought was to get a few miles by jogging the Maricopa Trail and then head off trail and then bag the peak. I used Bronco TH as my starting point and got on the trail just after 6:30. I didn't even get 100 yards before realizing that my knee and ankle were in no mood for jogging. This annoyed me at first but turned out to be a fortuitous occurrence. My initial thought was to take the Maricopa Trail to its highest point, ( this would have been about 5 miles in before it started to descend down the southern end of this mountain range), and then scramble to the top of the nearby peak and then from there make my way over to Kentuck. The problem with this was my impression of where Kentuck stood in conjunction to this nearby peak. As I walked along Maricopa I referenced a downloaded track of a previous hike and realized that Kentuck stood further to the east than I realized. I had gone about 3 miles on the Maricopa before I layed eyes on Kentuck and realized that I needed to alter my plans. Checking my Garmin confirmed that this was where Flying Fliver had accessed "the back country".

Having identified my objective and knowing that the entire approach was off trail I didn't really reference my garmin for the downloaded track. On reflection, maybe I should have. It might have gone a little easier. But to be honest there were certain things I enjoyed about my route despite the difficulties. My thought process was to avoid unnecessary climbing. I did not want to climb a hill only to have to descend and climb again. With that thought process in mind I dropped down to a major wash that heading back toward Kendrick Peak. This turned out to be a good and bad decision. The path in for the first .75+ was clear and had water flowing along the carved rock channels. There is something about hiking next to flowing water that adds an element to any hike and having to rock hop around it just spiced it up more. This worked well until the vegetation "flushed" me out. I ended up on the south side of the wash with this "flushing", but I was far enough in that I could see clear "pathway" to Kentuck Peak.....on the north side of the wash. :? So with a little bit of work and some patience I found a decent crossing point to get to the north side and then it was just a matter of zigzagging my way up the slope to get to the ridgeline. The recent rains made for some soil and wobbly rocks so there were some :o moments. The second reward with taking this approach was when I finally did hit the ridgeline the views were very rewarding! I had been enclosed in the valley for the entire hike and so to get those panoramic views was very rewarding. There was still a little bit of work to get to the peak but after negotiating the slope, I wasn't complaining. Views form the peak were awesome! :y: Stumbled across one of the survey markers. Biggest surprise was that I was able to see part of the San Francisco Peaks to the north. Probably would not have picked up on it if it wasn't for their snowy slopes that stood in stark contrast to the blue skies and the more mundane brown mountains in the foreground.

The descent was much easier. I took the north ridgeline down all the way to where i met a side stream that emptied into the wash that I followed on my entry. I ended up having to climb up the other side of this wash and work my way around the side of the hill to get back to the Maricopa Trail. After that it was all trail back to the Bronco TH. Had the mountain to my self didn't see anyone or anything while I was out there. Weather was great. Had some nice stratus clouds for most of the hike which provided more shade than I was expecting.
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There're two ridges that extend from the peak of Kentuck Mountain on the mountain's west side. Took the northern ridge up and the southern ridge down. Parked at the pull out past the Cave Creek Residence Area opposite the road up to Columbine Spring.

Two barbed wire fences to cross to get into the creek that runs between the north and south ridges. First has a spot to slide through, but the second had to be hopped. The top and bottom line aren't barbed, so it's easy to crawl under or work over. Took the creek up to the northern ridge, a good mix of rock hopping and slick rock areas with pools of green, scummy water.

Northern ridge ascends quickly and levels out. Saw two white tail deer on the way up. Rocky with lots of cacti and brush. Once the ridge turns south toward the summit there's a little scrambling involved as the climb continues and the ridge skinnies-up.

Modest views on top. Smoggy except east to the Mazatzals and north to who-knows-what.

South ridge down is grassy with loose rock ensuring no good footing for the ~two miles. A test of patience and ankle stability. Practically stepped on a gopher snake hiding out between exposed rock and adjoining grass, but it just slithered into its hole. Not one for the summer.

Saw no one on the hike. Nice, short bushwhack that's close to Phoenix, but it's probably best in wildflower season when its deal gets sweetened.
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This loop hike begins and ends on Seven Springs Rd, north of Carefree, with the destination being the high point of Kentuck Mountain. Four survey disks were placed on the high point, three in 1924 and one in 1946.
Kentuck Mountain is the prominent mountain, and highest point you see on your right (east), as you drive up Cave Creek Rd, prior to the road going into a valley and turning into Seven Springs Rd. Kentuck Mountain has a long and majestic, rising ridgeline, which also is visible from Cave Creek Rd.

This visible ridgeline starts at Seven Springs Rd, and is the ridgeline I used for my return portion of this loop hike. I used an adjacent ridgeline, to the north, for my journey to the high point. That adjacent ‘out’ ridgeline does not start at the road, and was not visible until I was well into my hike east. A very deep drainage must be crossed just prior to the ‘out’ ridgeline. The entire hike is a bushwhack.

Years ago (1924) this mountain was known by three different names.
General Land Office maps called it ‘Mount Buford’ and the NGS benchmark atop the high point is named BUFORD.
At the nearby Sears Ranch, it was known as ‘Buck Basin Mountain’.
Lastly, the Forest Service called it by a third name, ‘Kentuck Mountain’. The Forest Service placed a disk up there in 1924, and called it KENTUCK 5-17. It was stamped “FIRE CONTROL VISIBLE AREA MAP POINT”.
It appears the Forest Service name for the mountain won the ‘name-game’.

Hiking out, once past the very deep drainage, I gained the ridgeline and felt like I was ‘on-top-of-the-world’. The higher up the ridgeline, the better the distant views. This ridgeline is quite rocky, with rather thin vegetation, as opposed to the return ridgeline which is just the opposite. Both ridgelines are easy to hike, however - they’re just different.

Of the four survey disks placed atop Kentuck Mountain, only two remain. (I knew two were missing prior to the hike). It appears vandals did alot of work in ripping the two missing disks out of their well cemented positions.
I found the two remaining disks (both reference marks for Buford), and also found exactly ‘where’ the other two were monumented. I brought along the datasheets for both main benchmarks and after some measuring, I found cement remnants, and actually found the metal rod (stub) that Buford benchmark was attached. The rod-stub is still permanently affixed in place. The top of the protruding end of this 1/2 inch stub showed signs that surveyors had used the benchmark location for surveying, even after the disk was taken.

I stayed atop the peak for over 2 hours, measuring, taking photos, having lunch and just wandering around. It’s a great place to view well known places, but from a unique angle and elevation.
My hike back, on the other ridgeline, was uneventful. I did find a bunch of rocks that gave me the idea they might be ruins. I have no expertise at all on such things, so I default to you experts out there. I have two photos that show the rocks. They’re probably just rocks, but let me know what you think.

This entire hike was a pleasure. I found all the ‘stuff’ I wanted to find, and explored new territory. All very excellent. :)
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After a few recent trips to the Horseshoe Dam area I got curious about the high wall of mountains to the west. When I noticed an obscure ruin on a (very) low res map to the east of Kentuck Mountain I figured I should go look around up there.

Kentuck Mtn. is a prominent point north of Carefree and readily accessible from the Seven Springs Rd. The views opened up as I bushwacked up the west ridge - pretty nice walking -mainly grassland. I didn't find a register on top.

Then came the interesting part. I figured I would just drop off the backside to the drainage below and look around for the ruin. After that, not knowing what the "facts on the ground" would be, I had plotted 6 different routes, two looping back, and four bailing down to Horseshoe Dam Rd.

Turned out like this: the descent from the top looked unpleasant (steep and brushy) so I did more of a zigzag taking advantage of some high quality game trails. The creek itself was in a pretty deep gash. By the time I got to my best guess ruin location I realized this was not it, and it wasn't even a good place to look around - too much topography. I continued down the creek for less than 1/2mi and decided more ruin searching and a loop back to the car was not in the cards.

So I took plan "D" and headed east toward Horseshoe Dam Rd. This involved some more steep bushwacking over a couple intermediate ridges but eventually I ended up on a nice open ridge looking down at the Horseshoe side. I was lucky enough to come across an unexpected medium-sized ruin on the ridge. I was surprised to see that most of the pottery pieces had been organized into piles - unexpected in an obscure and hard-to-get-to ruin. A bit further down I passed another single room ruin.

I had picked this exit route to take me out at St. Clair Mountain and its nice ruin. Too bad it took me so long to get there: I skipped it in order to increase my chance of bumming a ride back to my car. One minute and one car got me a ride to Carefree and the Seven Springs Rd. Unfortunately I was too unsavory in that part of town and had to walk 5mi before a nice young couple squeezed me into the cab of their old truck and took me the last mile. Almost missed happy hour.
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Off trail loop just north of Camp Creek cabins. Took the south/west ridge up Kentuck and returned via the northwest / west ridge. There was a washed out bridge and old vehicle in the creek that comes down from Kentuck.
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