BCT: New River to Table Mesa Trailhead
ElevationAscent: 649' 198 m
Descent: -766' -234 m
High: 2,453' 748 m
Low: 1,940' 591 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“BCT climbs into more challenging terrain.”— John Geronimo
The section starts at W Gasline Road and heads north as wide track shared with OHVs.
After a short distance you have two options: Boy Scout Loop West which is mostly road and the east route which is good singletrack.
The trail climbs steadily to a saddle at 1.9 miles, then descends the other side on chunky but not excessive grades. Nearing the bottom the trail touches a road (9949) then turns sharply towards the wash. Just to the west along the road is an old shed in a state of advanced decrepitude. Uphill is an unnamed spring, so it’s possible there was a homestead here.
Crossing the arroyo through a small oasis, the trail rises gradually in a broad valley. At 3.8 miles (3.6 from the north) the trail crosses 9950. This point is less than one mile from the frontage road, so it is an alternate access or bailout point.
The trail climbs again to the high point of this section, then descends more steeply to the Table Mesa Trailhead. This section has loose rocks and some sections of strong cross-slope so use care as you descend.
Local Club: Black Canyon Trail Coalition
Apr 6, 2019: Trail Work Day April 13th, 2019
Mar 19, 2019: Trail Run on the Copper Mt Loop
Land Manager: BLM Arizona - Hassayampa Field Office