Arcadia Trail #328 is a hiking trail in Graham County, Arizona. It is within Coronado National Forest and Mount Graham Wilderness Study Area. It is 5.1 miles long and begins at 8,030 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 6,399 feet. Eagle Rock (elevation 9,354 feet) can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Shannon Campground camp site. There are also restrooms near the end of the trail.
Arcadia Trail #328 Professional Reviews and Guides
"Topped by 10,720-foot Mount Graham, the Pinaleno Mountains are the highest of southeastern Arizona’s sky islands. Surrounded by arid basins, this mountain range rises decisively near the town of Safford. In so doing it provides a dramatic shift in climatic conditions, which in turn supports flora remarkably different from that of the desert below. A hike along the Arcadia National Recreation Trail reveals much about the range’s ecology."
--Scott S. Warren, 100 Classic Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books).
"A day hike from Arcadia Campground to Shannon Park, 5.0 miles one way.
This trail runs from the Shanon Park Campground on the crest of the Pinaleño Mountains down a long and steady descent to reach Arcadia Campground, which is about halfway up the grade on AZ 366. A 1.0-mile spur trail runs to the top of Heliograph Peak near the upper end of the trail, offering a panoramic view of the southern Pinaleños amid the radio towers. The trail passed through country that burned in 2005, and downed timber often makes traveling a challenge. There is no water along the route, and there are few spots level enough to pitch a tent."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country-Third Edition (Falcon Guides).
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