Pumpkin Patch

This trail features fun, open terrain and some unique sights.

Total Miles
4.1

Elevation

93.77 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Fall/Winter/Spring

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Trail Overview

Difficulty

Moderate: Most of the route follows wash bottoms, where conditions vary tremendously depending on recent rains. Be prepared for anything. We recommend using a GPS unit.

History

The round rocks at the Pumpkin Patch are called 'concretions.' They were formed deep under the sand by water carrying cementing precipitates that began building around an organic nucleus such as a leaf, piece of shell or a fossil. Wind eroded away the sand, bringing the rocks to the surface, where further wind erosion rounded them to their present shape. Do not remove any of the rocks. Take only pictures.

Technical Rating

4

Access Description

Follow directions for previous Trail #76. After 5.7 miles, turn left and head north in East Bank Wash. If you reach the information boards at Shell Reef, you've gone past the turn by 0.4 miles.