|Peaks of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in distance.|
|The segment is well-signed.|
|Four Peaks on the western horizon.|
|Rich desert scenery in Tonto National Forest|
LENGTH: 6.8 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION: 2845 – 3220 feet
Bartlett Dam Road Trailhead.
From Loop 101 in Scottsdale, take the Pima/Princess Drive exit 36 and go 13 miles north on Pima and turn right on Cave Creek Road. Continue 4.1 miles to Bartlett Dam Road, turn right and go 0.4 mile to where a dirt road crosses at a “no target shooting” sign and 0.1 mile past the Tonto national Forest ranger station. Turn right and park along the dirt turn outs. This area is heavily used by ATVs, so don’t block roads. This segment may also be accessed via a 0.2-mile connector path from trailhead at the ranger station when it’s open.
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