SDNM 8029

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Trail 8029 runs from the BLM entrance gate off Interstate 8 to the abandoned Big Horn reservoir. This trail is one of a few in this area called a “cherry stem,” meaning the trail itself is on BLM land, while anything off the edge of the trail is designated as the South Maricopa Mountains Wilderness Area. There are wilderness markers all along the route. Trail 8029 is an easy mixture of dirt, gravel, and sand. The only place to camp on 8029 is at the end by the abandoned reservoir, which offers plenty of room for several vehicles on BLM land while not encroaching on the South Maricopa Mountains Wilderness.