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Terrapin Trail #234

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.8 mile 4.6 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 854' 260 m
Descent: -351' -107 m
High: 3,390' 1,033 m
Low: 2,647' 807 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 52% (28°)

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Trail shared by John Maurizi

A backcountry trail that connects the Dutchman Trail #104 and Bluff Springs Trail #235.

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The Terrapin Trail is a tedious section of the Weaver's Needle Loop that can feel like it stretches on forever. Additionally, there is a portion of the trail where Weavers Needle isn't visible, and since the Terrapin Trail never heads in the direction of the needle, you'll want to have a good trail map to navigate the area.

Along the trail, there are several side trails that branch to the right. Taking these will lead to views of Weavers Needle. There is one side trail that is a bit deceiving as it looks like you are continuing on the Terrapin Trail. If you climb a steep saddle to a view of Weavers Needle, you likely ended up on this side trail by accident and will want to retrace your steps to pick up Terrapin Trail again.

Eventually, you'll come to the Bluff Springs Trail #235 junction and the trail's end.

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The Terrapin Trail houses plenty of cholla alongside the tread – be careful!
Apr 26, 2017 near Apache…, AZ
The Terrapin Trail is certainly not short on views.
Apr 26, 2017 near Apache…, AZ
The Terrapin - Bluff Springs Trail junction is well marked by this sign.
Apr 26, 2017 near Gold Camp, AZ
The Dutchmans - Terrapin Trail junction is well signed.
Apr 26, 2017 near Apache…, AZ

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