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Apache Vista Loop Trail


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Apache Vista Loop Trail

Hike + Ride Trail

Apache Vista Loop Trail

by: Honza
Location:  Phoenix, AZ          Longitude:  -112.0441    Latitude:  33.7684
Located in the Sonoran Preserve North, this short loop takes you up and around the Apache Vista peak.
Features and Interests:   Peak hike with 360 degree views
Flora/Fauna on this Trail:
  Saguaro  Saguaro
One of the newest preserves, this Sonoran Preserve trail system offers fresh trails and new trailheads.

From the north-east end of the large parking lot, this loop starts out on the Sidewinder Trail. It slowly ascends to the Apache Vista turnoff, offering expansive views of the northern valley.

After 0.86 miles, you will junction with the Apache Vista trail. Heading south, this will take you to the top of the peak in about 1/2 mile. From the top of the peak you will enjoy classic northern valley, 360 degree views. Heading back the same way, make a left and continue on the Sidewinder Trail for another 0.32 miles.

At the Apache Wash junction, follow the wash back around the west side of the peak. After 0.4 miles, you will join with the Ocotillo Trail, which takes you back to the parking lot in another 0.35 miles.

There are many other trails and loops in this trail system, so feel free to explore!
Trail Distance:  2.9 miles round-trip
Elevation:  1690ft - 2030ft   (change 340ft)
Trail Difficutly:  Easy - stroll through the park
How Crowded:  Often frequented trail
Season:  September to June
Accomodations: (on site)   Toilets  Water1600 E Sonoran Desert Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85085 (6 miles east from I-17 on Dove Valley Road/Sonoran Desert Drive)Paved road or trail to the trailhead
Sidewinder Ocotillo Loop Trail   -   Moderate : 7.6 miles long : 1709ft to 2130ft (change 421ft)
Norterra Preserve/Sonoran Loop   -   Moderate : 3.8 miles long : 1600ft to 2060ft (change 460ft)
Go John via Overton Trail Loop   -   Moderate : 6.45 miles long : 2045ft to 2540ft (change 495ft)
Pima and Dynamite   -   Moderate : 45 miles long : 2200ft to 2600ft (change 400ft)
North Mountain National Trail   -   Moderate : 1.65 miles long : 1460ft to 2033ft (change 573ft)
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