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Javelina West Wash Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.3 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 174' 53 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,036' 925 m
Low: 2,862' 872 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Chris McD

A trail in the bottom of a wash meandering through the Sonoran Desert.

Chris McD

Features Birding · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Soft sand, wear gators.

Description

To access Javelina West Wash Trail from the Desert Ecology Trailhead, head west on Cactus Forest Drive for a very short distance and enter the main wash. Once in the main wash, head southwest for approximately 50 yards until the wash forks. The smaller fork to the west is the Javelina West Wash Trail.

From this point, the trail continues west for a short distance before turning to the south. The entire trail is characterized by soft sand, so be prepared. In addition, the wash/trail is narrow and depending on the season, might be overgrown in places. Along the way, you'll be treated to a variety of plant life growing along the wash. Animals also use this trail, and you are more likely to see animal tracks than people tracks.

The trail continues for a little over two miles before ending at a junction with Cactus Forest Trail.

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Saguaros growing along side the Javelina West Wash Trail.
Oct 9, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
Various vegetation grows alongside the wash that also serves as a trail through Saguaro NP.
Oct 9, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
Saguaro skeleton.
Aug 27, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
Due to this trail being in the bottom of a wash, it may be overgrown in places.
Oct 9, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ

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