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Apache Wash Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 154 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Nature trips Bird watching Running Wild flowers
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Looks easy but it's very moderate up-and-down trails beautiful views on a great day. Trail began at the Apache wash trailhead headed west on Ocatillo trail to Ridgeline west on Sidewinder Trail till it connected to Ocatillo headed east to the beginning of the trailhead

Large parking lot. Modern buildings. Nice bathrooms. Shaded benches. NO WATER.

From south: I 17 to exit 221. Stay on service road to Dove Valley Road, right. Dove Valley Road becomes Sonora Desert Drive. Trailhead buildings are on the left, several miles down Sonora Desert Drive. From North Exit 222 is Dove Valley Road, left. Dove Valley Road becomes Sonora Desert Drive. Trailhead buildings are on left, several miles down (very beautiful) Sonora Desert Drive.

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Westen W
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Hiking

Low-impact trail. Not a lot of elevation, making it approachable to most levels of hikers. Lots of overlap with common mountain biking routes, so keep an eye out.

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Lydia C
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Al Neill
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Hiking

Great trail.a portion of it is a sidewalk (boring) hiked it in a light rain but worth doing.

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Debbie Lamadrid
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Good running trail

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Reva Micflikier
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Hiking

Easy solo hike starting on Apache Wash but branching off to Brawling Badger Trail. I did over 5 miles out and back. Sandy with a few short rocky climbs frequented by more mountain bikers than hikers. Couple of skateboarders too..

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Ramona Go
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good hike. dogs poop everywhere. why?

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Spring Graf
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Hiking

This is an easy trail. It's a walk, not a hike, and it's definitely not moderate. There are some side trails where you can extend the length of the walk, which we decided to do. Pleasant enough. We did not see a lot of mountain bikers, but there were some who were extremely nice. It was a Sunday, so we did expect crowds, the further out we got, the fewer people.

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Tammy Leonard
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Very easy trail, rocky on trail in lots of areas so watch your step. Very pretty views. Lots lots of mountain bikers. Was a bit annoyed having to watch out for them because they don't warn you when they are coming up on you so fast. But nice trail.

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Gerald Fitzpatrick
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very busy but fun! It is busy with horses, bikes, running, hikers, if you like or don't mind stopping, or moving over, you would rate it a 5.

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Dick Carr
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EquiTrail has the loop at 2 miles. Simple flat trail, good parking, well maintained

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Pamela Ryno
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Nick Robinson
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Lacey Yepson
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Katie Wilson
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Chris Clark
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Samantha Oneal
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Mark Cochrane
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Belinda Goodrich
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John Garrigan
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Mark Cochrane
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Jacek Joniec
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Leanne Wortman
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Monica S
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Megan Chelius
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Amy Haas
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Ryan Gorczyca
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