Old Arrah Wanna Trailhead

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Old Arrah Wanna Trailhead

Post by justpeachy » September 22nd, 2019, 10:09 am

I hiked up Boulder Ridge to Huckleberry Mountain yesterday. Today I've been poking through old maps of the area and in the process I discovered that someone has added the old Arrah Wanna Trailhead onto Google Maps on E. Crystal Creek Road, for some reason. Based on the accompanying photo it's clearly posted as private and doesn't even look like a trailhead, so I'm not sure why they would do that.

Indeed at one time the Arrah Wanna Trail descended from the Plaza Trail down to that point, but it was my understanding that both those trails were been abandoned by the Forest Service a long time ago because they cross private property at the bottom. Neither of them have shown up on maps in quite some time. (The screenshot below is from the 1962 USGS map.) Unless something has changed, I'll request that Google Maps remove that trailhead. I doubt that the trails are even passable anymore after all this time.

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