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Top Hat Hill (A)

Date:Destination:Top Hat Hill
Level:Advanced (A)Area:NE Mesa
Approx hike distance in miles:7.6Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:900Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1400Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle?No
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.467488


Maintained Trail:See NotesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):YesSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Hike Arizona Difficulty:2Water Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

Two thirds of this hike is on a forest road. One third is off trail with easy bush-whacking. Last section to the summit is a bit steeper. If you prefer you could wait about ½ hour on a ridge below the peak and enjoy nice views of Goldfield. Note: URL above references a shorter loop hike that this hike incorporates.


Dome Mountain Trailhead: Take Hwy. 79 to US 60 West. From 60, turn N on Idaho Rd. Go North, don’t turn on AZ 88, turn right on McKellips Rd. Then left on Wolverine Pass. Right on E Tonto. Left on Cactus Rd. Right on McDowell to trailhead.