Apache Wash Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible from September until March.
Start west on Ocitillo to Ridgeback north till you get to the crossing of Sidewinder then head west. Keep on Sidewinder toil you come to the crossing of Octillio and head east back to trailhead. Moderate hike and lot of ups in the beginning but don't be fooled by the flat landscape returning.
This is not an "out and back" unless you want it to be. It is now about a 6 1/2 mile loop. There are also a couple of connectors which can considerably shorten the loop. Nice easy trail that winds in, out, and along the wash.
Did Apache Wash today. I was looking for something new today and landed on this one on the opposite side of town for me. It actually is quite far north for me, almost to Cave Creek! It is a very interesting trail. It does not climb any mountains but is 6.59 miles from start to finish. That's a pretty long hike. It is also quite scenic, starting out with a small cactus forest. The wash sweeps across the trail and there are many warnings to not cross when flooded. Some of the side trails do climb mountains and I might go back to give them a try. It was a great hike.
Nice trail did the 7 mile loop. bike traffic but very polite.