Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Mazatzal Peak Loop Day Hike
when Saturday, April 24, 2021
where Mazatzals
the hike     This hike will take us around Mazatzal Peak, 7,884 ft. We will follow the Y Bar Trail (#44), the Arizona Trail/Mazatzal Divide Trail (#23) and the Barnhardt Trail (#43). We will hike in a clockwise direction. This is an "A" hike. This hike is only for very experienced hikers, as it will be a strenuous, full day.
    The initial climb will be on a rocky trail and strenuous for the first several miles. We will pass through a small section with a variety of evergreens. This trail provides beautiful views of the Mazatzal Wilderness, and depending on weather, recent rains and snow melt, a rewarding view of the Big Kahuna Waterfall as we descend through Barnhardt Canyon back to the trailhead.
    This loop hike goes around the mountain named Mazatzal Peak but does not summit the peak.
distance 15.5 miles
time 8-9 hours
EC +-3,044' elevation change
elevations 4,184' at Barnhardt Trailhead
type loop
starting at
Barnhardt Trailhead 34° 5.580' N,  111° 25.324' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Y Bar Trail (#44), the Arizona Trail/Mazatzal Divide Trail (#23) and the Barnhardt Trail (#43)
rating "A"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Tonto Basin
leader     Hike is full. 
meet 8:00 AM Barnhardt Trailhead.
•  Take the Beeline Highway (Arizona 87) northeast, over the Mazatzals and past the junction with Highway 188.
Continue north on 87. Just before you get to Rye there is a sign for the road to Barnhardt Trailhead.
Turn left and drive 5 miles west on Forest Road 419 to the trailhead, where the road ends.

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