Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Coke Ovens Day Hike
when Trip Report : November 10, 2012
where Florence
the hike The hike begins by going down the railroad tracks to get to a point where we will cross the river which could be up to our waist, and then traveling on a dirt road to the Coke Ovens.
distance 9 miles
time 6-7 hours
EC +-500' elevation change
elevations 1514' (Gila River) to 1704' (Coke Ovens)
type round trip
starting at
Coke Ovens Trailhead 33° 04.294' N,  111° 09.769' W  [NAD27]
on trail 50% — wash, dirt road
rating "C+"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost $15 for a permit, good for a year. I am limiting this trip to 12 people/3 cars so please let me know ASAP and apply for your permit well in advance through the link below. Hikers have to apply for individual permits.
http://www.land.state.az.us/programs/natural/recreation_permit.htm
When car-pooling, pay your share the cost of gas. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
weather Florence
meet 7:00 AM at Home Depot in Mesa on the southeast corner of Power and US 60.
drive
•  From Florence, go in 15.5 miles on the Florence-Kelvin Highway of which 3 miles is dirt road.
Go left on Cochran (by the boulders) and travel 12 miles on a well-graded dirt road.
When you see the Coke ovens across the river, turn left down into a big flat area.
I would prefer 4WD and/or high clearance vehicles.

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