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Maricopa Trail: Anthem to Spear S Ranch

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New River, Arizona

Maricopa Trail: Anthem to Spear S Ranch is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near New River, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.5 mi Elevation gain 370 ft Route type Point to Point
Dogs on leash Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Running Rocky
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This is a section of the Maricopa Trail. If you wish to do a shorter section of this trail and are driving, park behind the Daisy Mountain Fire Station 145 at W. Desert Hills Dr. and 11th Ave.

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Corey Stevens
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Hiking

Pretty good trail. My wife is a beginner and she did very well. Well... up until we saw a rattlesnake in the middle of the trail. Went an alternate and as we came back around it was gone. Overall good experience not too much of an incline so we had fun.

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Denise Dent
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Mountain biking

Loved riding this trail twice this week. Fun to go under the freeway and overpasses. The downhill is great! Quick fun ride.

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Liam Ragan
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Red Queen
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HikingNo shadeRocky

I heard and read a lot about Maricopa trail, therefore I was very excited to be able to hike portion of it. Trail is very easy to follow and well marked, pretty much flat so I'm not sure why it was rated as moderate (it's an easy hike even for an inexperienced hiker like me). We started at the TH behind the Daisy Mountain fire department, got there at 7 am so we had the chance to see a beautiful sunrise. Lots of wildlife so if you bring your pups make sure they are on a leash. About a mile towards the end, where the trail starts ascending there's some trailers, no fence and we had an encounter with 4 huge dogs who, luckily, didn't seem aggresive, have a feeling they are just protecting their home. That's where we turned around as scenery was not as beautiful. We had the trail for ourselves most of the time, only met a mountain biker and another person walking a dog.

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Tom Moseley
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Steve Bishop
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Hiking

Good for easy Mountain Biking trail. Trail has little shade and deep sand in some areas. Many other better hikes within 5 miles.

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Joey Specker
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Hiking

This is a convenient trail if you live up here in Anthem. If you’re driving and need to park there is a trail head with a parking lot behind the fire station off Desert Hills Drive. The trail is flat and easy, with the only real challenge being that it is very sandy in places. The east end of this trail before you get to New River Road, you come fairly close to some houses. There was at least one dog at one house, unchained and unfenced, but she didn’t make a move toward us as we passed by. It might have been different if we’d had our dog with us but maybe not. I have also encountered some people on quads, dirt bikes, and side by sides back there.

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Michelle Lottner
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Hiking
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We parked in the Frys shopping center near Freddy’s. Crossed the street and caught Maricopa Trail there. It was very easy and flat. Some cool saguaros and desert flowers along the way. We heard the highway traffic throughout the hike, but for an easy trail for beginners, or a nice easy nature walk this is a great trail!

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Mike Williams
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Mariame Assard
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Attila Hurst
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Tom Ladensack
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Mariame Assard
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Jacek Joniec
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Mariame Assard
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Tom Gray
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David Zerfass
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Debra Erosky
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Tom Gray
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Debra Erosky
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Debra Erosky
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Tom Gray
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Red Queen
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Jacklyn Anderson
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Mary Shultz
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craig wilson
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Mary Shultz
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Cheryl B
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Michelle Goodman
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