Arizona Trail: American Flag Ranch Segment

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Arizona Trail: American Flag Ranch Segment ist ein 6.1 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Oracle, Arizona. Er führt vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist am besten von September bis Mai zugänglich. Hunde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 6.1 miles Höhenunterschied: 1,141 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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San Pedro River valley views, Galiuro mountain views For the most part the trail continually gains elevation until you reach the junction with the Oracle Ridge Trail. This is a great trail that passes through high desert grassland with great views of the Galiuro Mountains, San Manuel, and the burns areas from the Bullock and Aspen fires of 2002 and 2003. As the trail ascends you will notice a cluster of buildings (some of them stone) which is the Hijinks Mine. There are 2 sections of the trail to keep an eye out for. First of all, you'll cross a jeep road (roughly around 20-25 minutes into the hike) where the trail will pick up again across the jeep road about 10 yards to your right. Second, when you are below the Hijinks Mine there is a fork in the trail. Make sure and take the right fork.

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kein schatten
3 days ago

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schlammig
schnee
18 days ago

Mostly dry with just a few small patches of muddy trail, with some small areas of snow off to the side, yet warm enough to hike in a t-shirt. The elevation gain is steady and makes for a solid moderate/intermediate hike. Views are great in all directions, passed a couple of people on horseback. American Flag Ranch is a cool place to poke around.

wandern
9 months ago

This is my 2nd time hiking this trail and must say that it is one beautiful well marked trails all part of the Arizona trails that is a great workout for all you moderate hikers.

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kein schatten
steinig
9 months ago

Great horseback riding trail.

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überwachsen
Sat Jan 19 2019

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Fri Nov 30 2018

One of the most enjoyable trails we have been on. Signage could not be better. No one has mentioned the rocks along the trail - there are many varieties and a lot of them are beautiful!

wandern
Tue Jul 03 2018

Great views although it is a constant but gradual up hill hike. In the summer you need to start early and we did not. The heat caused us to turn back not long after the Highjinks connector. The download track did not match the trail however if you go through the arch at the trailhead (see photos) it is the best marked trail we have hiked in Arizona. Highly recommended.

Thu Mar 16 2017

Great trail. Well maintained beautiful scenery.

wandern
Sun Sep 14 2014

Update on Getting There: The county has paved the road most of the way now and diverted around the dirt road that went to the trail. From the Mount Lemmon Highway, watch for American Flag Ranch Road turn onto it. In a few hundred feet you'll see the trail sign as described. This section of the Arizona Trail starts at around 4,000 feet in elevation, making it a good hike for late summer when it is really hot and humid at lower elevations. That is also a great time to see wildflowers because this area gets some good rains. There were even 'shrooms this time. I'm not sure where 7.4 miles would take you on the trail. You could take it all the way to Mount Lemmon if you have the stamina and supplies. Expansive views of the San Pedro River valley to the east and the rolling foothills of the Catalinas to the west. You'll encounter a few steep sections after the first hour and a half and it climbs steadily from there on. After all, it has to reach 9,000 feet eventually.

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