Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Spur Cross Day Hike
when November 4, 2017
  Trip Report : March 25, 2017
where Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
the hike Start at the trailhead and take the Spur Cross Trail down a road and join the Metate Trail winding back through a dense grove of trees. Then go uphill, rejoining the Spur Cross trail, and meet the Dragonfly Trail. The Dragonfly Trail takes us down to a little creek where we’ll hopefully see dragonflys flitting over the water. With any luck there will be water running along the stream.
distance 6 miles
time 3-4 hours
EC +-600' elevation change
type loop
starting at
Spur Cross Trailhead 44000 N Spur Cross Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
on trail 100% — Metate, Spur Cross, and Dragonfly Trails
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost $3 per person entry fee, exact change required.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Cave Creek
meet 8:00 AM at Spur Cross Trailhead (meet at the parking lot, then we’ll walk together to the trailhead). There are porto potties available at the trailhead. Water is not available.
•  Take the 101 loop to Scottsdale Road.
Go north on N. Scottsdale Rd (outside the 101 loop).
N. Scottsdale Rd turns into N. Tom Darlington Rd at the Carefree Highway intersection. Stay on N Tom Darlington Road, going north.
At E. Cave Creek Road turn left and go west.
At N. Spur Cross Road turn right and go north.
Jog right on E Grapevine Rd; continue following N. Spur Cross Rd. going north.
Turn left onto N. Spur Cross Road.
The last mile or so of Spur Cross Road is dirt, but high clearance cars are not required.
The parking lot will be on the right, after passing a stable.

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