Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Bulldog Canyon Loop Day Hike
when Trip Report : March 6, 2021
  Trip Report: March 25, 2017
  Trip Report: December 27, 2014
  Trip Report: April 30, 2011
where Goldfield Mountains
the hike     On this wilderness excursion we’ll visit the upper reaches of Bulldog Canyon in the Tonto National Forest. The trail features outstanding views of Peak 3269, Bulldog Ridge, Pyroclastic Cave, the Mask Arches, and the southern skyline of the Goldfield Mountains in a region of colorful Sonoran vegetation and wildlife.
    At hill 2315 you’ll have a choice: right or left. Turn left and return through a side canyon and Forest Road 10, or turn right and bushwhack through some more of rocky Bulldog Canyon, then return on the Deer Tanks Trail and the Wolverine Pass Trail. See Map.
    Part of this hike is described on pages 31-32 of Goldfield Mountain Hikes by Ted Tenny, with a map on page 149.
EXTRA Hike Leader Training
    Anyone can attend, but please join us if you have ever thought of leading a hike for the Trailblazers or just want to know what hike leadership is about.
Topics include:
•  The Advantages of being a Hike Leader
Hike Planning: Ratings, Descriptions, Scheduling
Screening of Participants
Signups, Meeting Locations, Carpools, Re-Convening
Finding Your Way: Trails, Maps, Junctions, GPS
Keeping People Together and in Communication
Safety Tips and What to Carry
Wilderness Emergencies
After the Hike: Finances and Trip Reports
:) Experienced leaders will be there to answer all questions.
:) Lead 5+ hikes in your membership year and get a free 12-month renewal.
distance 4 1/2 miles (shorter route) or 6 miles (longer route)
time 3-5 hours
EC +-600' elevation change
elevations 2051' (Dome Mountain Trailhead) to 2200' (horse trail)
type loop
starting at
Dome Mountain Trailhead 33° 28.043' N, 111° 31.852' W  [NAD27]
on trail 80%: Bulldog Canyon Trail, horse trail; Forest Roads 10 and 1356
+ Deer Tanks Trail, Wolverine Pass Trail (longer route)
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs? no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Apache Junction
meet 8:00 AM at Dome Mountain Trailhead.
•  Go east on Brown Road to Idaho Road.
Turn left and go north on Idaho Road.
Turn right and go east on McKellips Rd.
Turn left and go north on Wolverine Pass Rd.
Turn right and go east on Tonto Street.
Turn left and go north on Cactus Rd.
Turn right and go east then northeast on McDowell Blvd.
Park at the trailhead (road blocked).

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