Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Spur Cross Trail Day Hike
when Trip Report : December 12, 2021
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  Trip Report : February 2, 2008
where Cave Creek
the hike     There are many trails out of the old Spur Cross ranch. We will be doing the Spur Cross Trail north into Tonto NF. On the return we will do the Metate Trai, so we can go by frog pond. The leaves may be turning or not. This is a low elevation hike. This is an in and out hike, so you can turn around at any time.
    Metate Trail: the stop at frog pond is at the beginning, so if anyone turns around early they will see it.
    The weather may be sunny or not. Be prepared for extreme desert weather.
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Hiking poles
•  Camera
distance 8-10 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +-600' elevation change
type in and out
starting at
Spur Cross Trailhead 33° 53' 15" N,  111° 57' 15" W W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Spur Cross, Metate and Dragonfly Trails
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost There is $3 charge to hike the Spur Cross. They want exact change.
When car-pooling, pay your share of the cost of gas.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
weather Cave Creek
meet Meet at 9 AM. Leave by 9:15. Meet at Scottsdale & Grayhawk Dr.
On the southeast corner is a shopping area, meet between Dutch Bros & Circle K.
Circle K is 20721 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85255.
10:00 AM in the parking lot of Spur Cross. Let me know which.
•  Take I-17 to Carefree Highway.
Go east on Carefree Highway to Cave Creek Road.
Take a left onto Cave Creek Road until Spur Cross Road.
Turn left onto Spur Cross Road and continue north.
Take this road straight for six miles.
The signed public parking area will be on the right.

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