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Apache Wash Trail Loop

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Length

6.8 Miles 10.9 Kilometers

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Runnable

Elevation

218' 67 m

Ascent

-219' -67 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

1,816' 554 m

High

1,703' 519 m

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A fast and reasonably flat desert loop starting at the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve Apache Wash trailhead.

Rael B

Overview [Suggest Changes]

This route is a fast and fun desert loop.
Features: Spring — Views — Wildflowers [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

No potable water is available at the trailhead. Bathroom only.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Start at the Apache Wash Trailhead and follow the Apache Wash Loop signs for a counter-clockwise loop ending with a short segment of the Ocotillo Trail. This route can also be taken clockwise starting with the Ocotillo Trail then turning on to the Apache Wash Loop.

Most of the trail is hardpack with a few shallow, sandy washes thrown in to keep you focused on the trail. A lack of significant rocky or technical stretches make this a fast and fun loop.

Several options exist for shortening the route, so keep your eyes out for the signs showing the connector trails if you want to take that option.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Classic Sonoran desert flora along the trail including Saguaro cactus and christmas cholla. Springtime wildflowers can brighten the trail in spots. Watch out for rattlesnakes during the hotter months and at dusk.

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