Phoenix, AZ: Dogie Trail

This remote, partly unmarked 10.4-mile route leads to a beautifully carved canyon with high desert views in Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.
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This remote, partly unmarked 10.4-mile route leads to a beautifully carved canyon with high desert views in Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.3

Waypoints

DGT001

Location: 34.9225388, -111.9950638

Trailhead

DGT002

Location: 34.9275436, -111.995285

Gate and trail register @ Sycamore Pass; look W into Sycamore Canyon Wilderness

DGT003

Location: 34.9304581, -112.0047913

Unobstructed view of the canyon ahead

DGT004

Location: 34.9297333, -112.0127869

Trail passes through a barbed-wire fence and skirts a cattle tank

DGT005

Location: 34.9310265, -112.0133057

Trail fades; head N, following cairns

DGT006

Location: 34.9345169, -112.0145874

View of the curvy canyon walls ahead

DGT007

Location: 34.9366188, -112.0197372

Campsite; take a break in the dappled shade

DGT008

Location: 34.9435692, -112.0242462

Multi-hued cliffs ahead provide a cross-section of the ancient geology: red sandstone, white limestone, and brown lava rock

DGT009

Location: 34.9524078, -112.0240707

Trail passes a bend in Sycamore Creek

DGT010

Location: 34.9602318, -112.0222321

Trail rollercoasters over rugged terrain

DGT011

Location: 34.9619522, -112.026535

Descend to creek; lunch spot and turnaround point