Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Apache Wash Loop Day Hike
when November 10, 2018
  Trip Report : January 9, 2016
where Phoenix Sonoran Preserve
the hike     This preserve has a well developed system of trails in two areas. We’ll hike the area from the Apache Wash Trailhead, off E Sonoran Desert Drive. This hike is roughly 7.8 miles. Starting at the Apache Wash Trailhead, we’ll take Sidewinder trail, heading for the Apache Vista. Go up the Vista (of course), then retrace our steps, down to Sidewinder where it intersects with the Apache Wash Loop. We’ll then take the Apache Wash Loop all the way around back to the Trailhead. The trails are very well marked. We should see some hot air balloons.
   See Park Trail Maps.
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Camera
distance 7.8 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +-400' elevation change
elevations 1,700 feet at trailhead to 2,012 feet at Apache Vista Lookout
type loop
starting at Apache Wash Trailhead, 1600 East Sonoran Desert Drive
on trail 100% — Apache Wash Loop and Sidewinder Trails
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Phoenix
meet 7:30 AM at Apache Wash Trailhead.
•  North on I-17 to Dove Valley Road, Exit 221.
At Dove Valley Rd. turn right and go east.
Continue past the intersection (N. North Valley Prkwy) with Fry’s on the left.
Continue on Dove Valley Parkway. It becomes E. Sonoran Desert Drive.
Apache Wash Trailhead will be on the left.

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