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Peak 3097 (A)

Date:Destination:Peak 3097
Level:Advanced (A)Area:Saguaro Lake
Approx hike distance in miles:7.8Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:1758Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1839Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:0Park entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:PavedWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.33809


Maintained Trail:PartlyUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:YesSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):YesSlippery Trail Surfaces:Yes
Use of Hands Required:YesBoulder Hopping:No
Hike Arizona Difficulty:3Water Crossings:Yes
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This hike includes a Salt River crossing each way that will require water shoes and socks in addition to hiking shoes. Old running shoes will work fine for this. The trailhead parking is a free, unmarked space along the highway, best found using the GPS coordinates. 


Turn right onto W Merrill Ranch Pkwy. Turn right on Hunt Hwy which becomes Ellsworth. Take ramp left for AZ 24 West. Take ramp right and follow signs for AZ-202-Loop North. Keep straight onto AZ-202 N Loop. At exit 27, take ramp right and follow signs for University Dr. Turn right onto E University Dr.  Turn left onto N Ellsworth Rd.  Turn right onto N Bush Hwy.  Arrive at unmarked trailhead on the left.