Sycamore Creek Off-Road Route

MODERATE 16 reviews
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Sycamore Creek Off-Road Route is a 11 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fort McDowell, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,095 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

off road driving

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

no shade

There are many dirt roads in the Sycamore Creek Area, so the possibilities are endless. This route starts on FR-1858, then a right onto FR-1849, straight onto FR-1851, then a right onto FR-402, taking you back to Highway 87. Although hikers and bikers are allowed to use this trail, it is heavily used by ATVs, dirt-bikes, and off-road vehicles. The Pretzel is a 1/4 mi challenge that circles from the Sycamore Creek bed around an impassable pile of boulders.

off road driving
1 month ago

Nice trails for RZR cruising. Once you arrive down in river bed there are enough side routes to burn an entire day; Granite Mountain being one of them. Numerous forest road markers but unfortunately they are not on the maps in AllTrails or it would be easier to share directions.

off road driving
2 months ago

A little of everything on this trail! It won’t disappoint.

off road driving
3 months ago

Nice and easy trail for the most part. only one area it get a bit tricky. Nice views as well. I would do it again. Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4.

3 months ago

so much fun, plenty of terrain from easy to expert.

4 months ago

Fun trail and challenging run at night. Without the full moon, you can get lost easy. Ended up back on the South side, instead of on the North side of the trail.

Lots of rocky areas in some dried out wash areas. Use caution in these areas. Air down tires is recommended. Initially started to record at the beginning of my journey but ended up, clearing the recording. It took way longer to get back, than anticipated.

Everything after FR-1847 is a blur and I wound up on FR-403, back to FR-1847 South and out the Bush Highway entrance, where I started.

Would be nice to run this with someone who, knows where to go at night or day? Ha ha. Contact me at www.tacomaworld.com (tacomarich), if you are a fellow, Tacoma wheeler (4x4) and want to go wheeling?

Use caution, when night wheeling. I got lost at the big, boulders area. I couldn't find FR-1851, or Srv Rd 402!

Must have gotten really off course because of all the pin stripes, from the overgrowth of trees, plants etc...

Will have to run again, in the daytime or night again. If someone would be kind, to donate a set of LEDs? 4x4 highly recommended.

off road driving
4 months ago

Fun, easy trail with some great views and a few obstacles to test your climbing skills .

off road driving
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Downloaded the GPX for this run. Seen it on a couple of other websites. The first 1/3 of the trail was packed with people staging their UTV's and dirt bikes along with scores more people who utilize the area for target shooting off the main trail. We made it to the river bed with some people camping and more UTV's. Stay to the right. Tons of off chute trails to go down. It offers tons of winding sandy road. There was only 1 uphill climb that was a little sketchy but with the proper line, not an issue. Overall, made it in and out within 1hr.

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