Appendicitis Hill Spur #5

Total Miles
1.4

Elevation

2,221.42 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This 3-mile RT track connects with Appendicitis Hill Loop in two places and explores yet another part of the Appendicitis Hill Wilderness Study Area at about 7300 feet elevation. You can drive the entire trail in half hour, but if you stop to explore and appreciate the views, it'll take longer. Opportunities for backpacking, hiking, wildlife viewing, climbing, sightseeing, and photography are available here. The area is steep and rugged, so some of these activities are challenging. The views from the high ridges and peaks are spectacular.

Photos of Appendicitis Hill Spur #5

Appendicitis Hill Spur #5
Appendicitis Hill Spur #5
Appendicitis Hill Spur #5

Difficulty

Through mid-May you may find snow on the trails, and if it's rained recently, it will be muddy. Otherwise, a pretty easy trail with fantastic views.

History

Appendicitis Hill got its name from a USGS surveyor, T.M. Bannon, who suffered an attack of appendicitis while surveying the peak. BLM manages roughly 22K acres in the Appendicitis Hill Wilderness Study Area. This area also includes Crawford Peak, at 8500 feet, overlooking Antelope Valley.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

From North Front Street in Arco, go west on Sunset Drive. Sunset Drive turns into Aikele Road. Follow Aikele to North 3535 West and turn right. Follow N 3535 W past two farm sections, and turn left onto Hammond Canyon Road to Appendicitis Hill Spur #1. There is room to stage where this track begins. Follow Hammond Canyon Road to the Appendicitis Hill Loop Trail, and follow that trail to where this trail starts.

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