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Little Walking Jim Loop is a 5.5 mile loop trail located near New River, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Length 5.5 mi Elevation gain 629 ft Route type Loop
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Sarah Hurd-Rindy
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Best thing about this hike - there was absolutely no one else around, I did not see a single other person the entire time. Everyone else at the parking area was there with ATV's - which fortunately could not be heard from the trail, although I did hear lots of gunfire in the distance, so there must be a shooting area nearby. But I'll take some distant gunfire over the sounds of other people's music and chatter any day. Next best thing - wild burros. I saw several during the last half of the hike. One jack even sort of stalked me to ensure I wasn't a threat to his pregnant jenny. Overall I found this trail to be an easy desert jaunt. The trail is mostly easy to follow, just don't put all your faith in the All trails map, as it was very wrong in a few spots - like someone else said, if you have to choose between the cairns and well worn trail vs the All trails map - take the cairns route. At the top of the loop there are some spots that are certainly tricky to find, and it's easy to get off trail, so you'll want to be good at way-finding if you do the whole loop. Burro trails may confuse some people, but those are not nearly as well worn as the actual trail. I went counter-clockwise, and recommend it.

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Melony Ann
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Great Hike! Half way around we couldn’t find the trail to continue so we followed the canal back. It was fun.

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Jesse Rutherford
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Due to getting a late start in the afternoon, we only went about 1.75 miles in, in the counterclockwise direction. Stopped at a small clearing atop a lookout over the creek. Had a quick snack for our toddler we brought in a kid-carrier style backpack, and then returned the way we came. Great trail for seclusion and mostly untouched Sonoran desert. Heard some feral burros near our turn around spot. Just under 2 hours for about 3.5 miles of hiking with a couple quick breaks. Could probably do the whole thing in about 2.5 to 3 hours depending on breaks, etc. Uploaded some pics.

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Robert Deissig
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Absolutely one of the worst hikes I have ever done, and my wife agrees. We did it counterclockwise which was probably a mistake. The first half was nice with gentle ups and downs and lovely desert vistas. At about the 2.5 mile, it turned bad for us. Trail became extremely rocky most of the way back except for the final quarter of a mile. The cairns which were abundant in the beginning (there are only two actual signs in this loop) and it was easy to go off trail. Had I not been using the AllTrails app, it would have been a real problem getting back to the parking lot. We would normally do a hike of this distance between 2 - 2.5 hours. We got to our car in almost 4.5 hours. Best part was that we saw no other hikers.

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Dave Mitchell
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Really enjoyed this trail. It's really well marked in my opinion. If you have to choose between following the cairns or the red line on the app follow the cairns. Most of the trail was pretty smooth and there were only a few big hills. We never saw another person on the trail, but did see a bunch of feral burros a couple of times. There's not much of a trailhead to speak of, just a parking area and a gate through the fence. No bathroom, no sign, no register. Once we got 100 feet from the gate we never saw a single speck of garbage until we got back to the "trailhead". This trail was clean, well marked, scenic, generally pleasant to hike on, and there was nobody else out there. Highly recommend it.

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Robyn Rahrman
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Mark Probst
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Michael Giles
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Nick Gruin
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Dave Mitchell
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Heidi Mergen
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Nancy Ash
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Nancy Ash
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Brian Fry
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Allen Frankel
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Allen Frankel
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