Turnbuckle, Granite Falls, Chuckwalla and Pyrite Trail Loop

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Skyline Regional Park

Turnbuckle, Granite Falls, Chuckwalla and Pyrite Trail Loop is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Buckeye, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from November until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.7 miElevation gain1108 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingViewsWildflowersNo shade
Waypoints (9)
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Skyline RP Trailhead & Parking Lot
33.4822312, -112.5591069
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Mtn Wash-Turnbuckle Trail Jct
33.48397, -112.562006
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Turnbuckle-Granite Falls Lower Jct
33.485244, -112.567137
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Turnbuckle-Upper Granite Falls Jct
33.49071, -112.573197
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Granite Falls-Chuckwalla Jct
33.491251, -112.576057
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Chuckwalla-Pyrite Jct
33.491843, -112.590165
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Pyrite - Pyrite Summit Trail Jct
33.487968, -112.59148
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Pyrite Summit--2200 ft Elev
33.48621, -112.59454
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Pyrite-Granite Falls Trail Jct (Turn Right)
33.483718, -112.576939

Paved parking and restrooms at trailhead.

Hikers can hike either direction on Pyrite Trail. Horses and bikes must travel in clockwise direction on Pyrite Trail.

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Larry Subervi
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James Randall
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Mindy Monette
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Great hike! wonderful distance for a Sunday afternoon. Easy going for the first 3 miles and then pretty moderate the last .5-1.0 mile. only saw people in the beginning of the hike, maybe first 2 miles.

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Brandon Booker
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Awesome trail! Very smooth for the most part. Cool to see a few different summits along the way.

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Reese Miner
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Keenan Stoic
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Donald Dedrick
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Jerry Castleberry
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Amy Rogers
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Great trail! Skyline is so populated on the weekends but this trail wasn’t too busy today!

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Bobbi Boutwell
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Frank Vega
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Cristy True
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First time to Pyrite and my longer hike. It was beautiful and peaceful (i didn’t see anybody in the trail) but it got really hot going down. I started before 6am and got back to the trailhead after 9. Beautiful scenery at the summit. I have to stop couple times on the way up to the summit due to the high elevation. All in all, I will highly recommend this trail and will definitely go back again soon.

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Lindsay Everhart
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Beautiful hike right now while the wild flowers are blooming. The weather is perfect but wear layers it was pretty windy at the peak of Pyrite and I needed a light sweater. The trails are clearly marked and easy to follow. I recommend good hiking shoes as some of the trails a steep and have loose gravel.

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JAMES CARLSON
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Made a shorter walk with shorter Turnbuckle. Nice hike with pretty wildflowers. Trail a bit busy at the start but no one afterwards. Great way to practice social distancing.

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Terry Hitchcock
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Jeff Aviles
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Take Pyrite to the summit trail for great views. This trail is well marked and easy to follow.

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Bob Durna
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Good combination of Skyline Regional Park trails providing a couple of stretches of incline and some stretches of relatively flat areas. I like this hike in the morning and it combines some fine desert scenery with a decent workout. It’s prettiest in the spring when the wild flowers and cactus are in bloom.

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Carrie Belfry
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Excellent trail and if you want more distance keep adding in differnt loops. Best time is early in the morning to beat the heat of the sun. There is limited shade on the trails. In the spring the flowers bloom and the scenery is green.

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Frances Felix
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Bryan Corns
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Manuel Lopez Jr
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Marshall Geer IV
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Quy Nguyen
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Gary Carlson
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Sandra Lockwood Rubio
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Gary Carlson
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Cilyn Mcfadden
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Jeff Johnson
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