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Skunk Tank Trail 246

Basics
Location:
About 30 miles north of Phoenix near Cave Creek
Length:
5.2 miles (8.4 km)
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Trailhead Elevation:
3480 feet
Usage:
Light
Season:
Year round

Description

This trail passes through grasslands and riparian areas, with saguaro, mesquite, juniper, palo verde, acacia, cottonwood and sycamore.
From Cave Creek Trail 4, Skunk Tank Trail climbs over 1,000 feet in the first 2½ miles up Skunk Tank Canyon. The trail then slowly drops off to 3480 feet at Cottonwood trail.

Lodging

Hidden View Ranch is located in the beautiful desert of Arizona overlooking Lake Pleasant just an hour north of Phoenix. Out here the air is fresh, the evening skies are illuminated with stars and you are surrounded by the sights and sounds of the mysterious desert. During your stay at Hidden View Ranch you will be treated to home cooked meals and have your choice of activities throughout the day and night.

Details

Location:
About 30 miles north of Phoenix near Cave Creek
Length:
5.2 miles (8.4 km)
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Trailhead Elevation:
3480 feet
Western Trailhead at 2980
Usage:
Light
Season:
Year round
Fees:
Tonto Pass is required.
Useful Map(s):
USGS: New River Mesa
Additional Details:
Tonto National Forest
Cave Creek Ranger Station
40202 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85262
Phone (480) 595-3300

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
Eastern Trailhead:
Branches off Cottonwood Trail 247, approximately 0.5 miles east of Ashdale Administrative Site

Western Trailhead:
Branches off Cave Creek Trail 4, approximately 2.5 mi. west of Ashdale Administrative site.

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