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Table Top Wilderness

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General Trip Planning Information

The nearest town with fuel, restaurants, and lodging is Casa Grande. Access to the Table Top Wilderness is by primitive, unmarked roads.

Recreational Opportunities

The strenuous, 4-mile Table Top Trail leads from the Table Top Trailhead located near the southwestern corner of the wilderness to the summit of Table Top Mountain. The summit provides views of Vekol Valley and the Sand Tank Mountains to the west, and of the Picacho, Catalina, Santa Rita, and Baboquivari Mountains to the east. There is a small, four site campground at the Table Top Trailhead with a vault toilet; however, water and septic disposal are not provided.

The 7-1/4 mile Lava Flow Trail traverses relatively level terrain around Black Mountain as it meanders through saguaro forests and across wide desert washes. The Lava Flow Trailhead is accessed by three small trailheads (Lava Flow South, West, and North) but no facilities are provided.

Access to all four trailheads in the Table Top Wilderness is by primitive, unmaintained dirt roads with high clearance required and four-wheel-drive recommended.

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

Summer high temperatures may exceed 120 degrees Farenheit. Visitation to the wilderness primarily occurs during the cool season from October through April.

Safety and Current Conditions

See web link to "Border Concerns."

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