Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Cross F to Bushnell Tanks Day Hike
when Trip Report : April 16, 2022
when Trip Report : March 16, 2019
  Trip Report : May 14, 2011
where Sunflower
the hike     Take passage 22 of the Arizona Trail from Cross F Trailhead to the High Water Access. Come prepared for a pleasant walk in the Mazatzal foothills with amazing views of nearby peaks and the Sycamore Creek country.
    This hike is described in Footloose from Phoenix, by Ted Tenny, pages 85-91.
    Passage 22 of the Arizona Trail is described on pages 176-181 of Arizona National Scenic Trail by Matthew J. Nelson, Wilderness Press, 2014.
distance 6 miles
EC +610'-870' elevation change
elevations 3970' (pass) to 3400' (Sycamore Creek)
time 4-5 hours
starting at
Cross F Trailhead 33° 54.520' N,  111° 28.968' W  [NAD27]
ending at
Bushnell Tanks Gate 33° 52.148' N,  111° 27.862' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Arizona Trail, passage 22
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs? no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Payson
meet 6:00 AM in the parking lot of the Target Center on the south side of Shea Blvd., about a mile west of Highway 87 (Beeline). For those leaving their cars behind, please park up against the north curb away from Target.
•  Go north on route 87 and turn left at the sign for Sycamore Creek at mile marker 222.5.
Stay on the paved road (old 87) until a short distance past the sign saying 1 mile to end of the road.
Pull in at Cross F Trailhead, which is on the left (room for maybe 5 cars).
Directly across the paved road is the trail and a trail sign.
38.2 miles from Target Center to Cross F Trailhead.  76.4 round trip

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