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[C] Fifty-Year Trail Area Loop Long Version

Fifty-Year Trail Area Loop Long Version. Rating: C. Pace: Moderate [185, 08:00 AM, $4]. The hike begins at the Upper Corral and takes social trails to the Middle Gate.  We then follow the Middlegate Trail to the Fifty Year trail intersection in the Sutherland Wash. At that point the route goes north on the Upper Fifty Year trail, passing a classic crested saguaro as the trail climbs steeply up a ridge. This portion of the hike is a difficult 0.8 mile stretch - very steep with loose rock. The lunch spot is a large flat slick rock area near the top of the Upper Fifty Year loop. The return is via the west side of the Fifty-Year Trail loop. There are beautiful saguaros and rock formations, in addition to excellent views of SaddleBrooke, Sun City, and the Tortolitas. The hike may be done in reverse. Hike 5.6 miles; trailhead elevation 3200 feet; net elevation change 425 feet; accumulated gain 934 feet; RTD 12 miles (dirt). A medium to high clearance vehicle is required for driving on the Forest Service road beyond N. Equestrian Trail. This hike is on or crosses Arizona State Trust Land: Please note that Trust Land is private (not public) and requires a recreation permit for hiking which can be obtained through the state land department.
Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 8:00 AM Mountain Time (Arizona) (UTC-07:00)
Golder Ranch

Additional Info:
Tim Butler
C Hike
Registration is required before Monday, April 8, 2024 at 12:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Meet at the Mountain View parking lot 15 minutes before hike departure time. Be sure to bring your State Land Recreation Permit.
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No Fee