Apache Wash Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

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, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from September until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

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.

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hiking
1 month ago

A nice, close by getaway for urbanites when time is tight. If you don't scan the horizon too hard and ignore the traffic signal on Carefree Highway, you can fairly well imagine yourself farther away than you really are.

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3 months ago

This trail has beautiful scenery of the desert and some great wildflowers this time of year. Not too difficult but a good trail when carrying my toddler on my back. Especially like the shortcut making the trail 3 mi instead of 7mi!

hiking
3 months ago

This trail starts out with a little climb that is beautiful with spring flowers and green grass, then descends to the dry river bed. It meanders across the dry bed several times and is just a nice flat trail, Very pretty. It is a long hike but because it's flat most of the way it's easy.

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10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

Sunday, May 29, 2016

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.