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Best trails in Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Arizona? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area ranging from 2.5 to 10 miles and from 2,339 to 3,169 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Elephant Mountain Loop
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
There is a $3 per person fee at the trailhead.Show more
#2 - Spur Cross Loop
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
As of April 20, 2020, users have reported that the Dragonfly trail is closed and that will limit your ability to take the full Spur Cross Loop. Fee: $3 This Spur Cross loop is the most popular and Show more
#3 - Spur Cross Dragonfly Loop
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
Includes Jewel of the Creek PreserveShow more
#4 - Dragonfly Trail
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 48 m
Dragonfly Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, ruShow more
#5 - Metate Trail and Towhee Trail
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 58 m
There is a $3 honor system fee. Please bring cash. Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area is the newest addition to Maricopa County's Regional Parks System and encompasses 2,154 acres of diverse, rugged Show more
#6 - Skull Mesa Trail
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 6 h 54 m
Skull Mesa Trail is a 12.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#7 - Spur Cross Trail to Metate Trail Loop
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Spur Cross Trail to Metate Trail Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature Show more
#8 - Tortuga Trail
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Tortuga is a point-to-point trail that connects the Spur Cross and Elephant Mountain trails within the Spur Cross Regional Park. Tortuga is a point-to-point trail that connects the Spur Cross and EleShow more
#9 - Spur Cross to Metate to Tortuga to Elephant Mountain Loop
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 44 m
Spur Cross to Metate to Tortuga to Elephant Mountain Loop is a 9.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers Show more
#10 - Cottonwood Trail
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 56 m
Cottonwood Trail is a 10.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of acShow more
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