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Mogollon Rim

Rim Lakes Vista and Wood Canyon Vista The Quick Stats Distance: 3.3 miles out & back Elevation Change: 180 ft Type: Mainly paved Restrooms at the Trailhead: no Trash Receptacle at Trailhead: no Water at the trailhead: no Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes Hiker’s ledger: no Fee: no Getting Here To get the trailheadContinue reading “Mogollon Rim”

Hieroglyphic Trail

Superstition Mountains The Quick Stats Distance: 2.8 miles out & back Elevation Change: 567 ft Type: Gentle uphill grade Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Trash Receptacel at Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: no Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes Hiker’s ledger: no Fee: no Getting Here To get to Hieroglyphic Trail in the SuperstitionContinue reading “Hieroglyphic Trail”

Elden Lookout

Flagstaff, Arizona The Quick Stats Distance: 6.3 miles out & back Elevation Change: 2,398.3 ft Type: Step rocky trail with a lot of switchbacks Restrooms at the Trailhead: no Water at the trailhead: no Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: Very small parking lot Hiker’s ledger: no Fee: no Getting Here To get to Elden LookoutContinue reading “Elden Lookout”

Siphon Draw to Peak 5024

Lost Dutchman State Park The Quick Stats Distance: 6.2 miles out & back Elevation change: 1,325 ft Type: Maintained trail up until Siphon Draw and then it becomes an unmarked scramble to the top Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: yes Dogs allowed: yes, but we wouldn’t recommend to hike with dogsContinue reading “Siphon Draw to Peak 5024”

Quartz Trail

McDowell Sonoron Preserve The Quick Stats Distance: 7 miles out & back Elevation change: 1,163 ft Type: Maintained trail Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: yes Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes, moderate size with overflow parking Hiker’s ledger: no Getting here There are multiple trailheads that with trails that can leadContinue reading “Quartz Trail”

Black Top Mesa

Superstition Wilderness The Quick Stats Distance: 11.7. miles out & back Elevation change: 1,981 ft Type: Maintained trail Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: no Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes, moderate size with overflow parking Hiker’s ledger: yes Getting here There are technically many ways to get to Black Top Mesa.Continue reading “Black Top Mesa”

LEES FERRY HIKES

Spencer Trail Marble Canyon, AZ Lees Ferry has a rich history and somewhat controversial. We encourage you to read some of the history here. And to read more about the area on the Glen Canyon National Recreation site here. The National Park website is a great resource with additional links and information about the entireContinue reading “LEES FERRY HIKES”

Brown’s Ranch to Balanced Rock

McDowell Sonoran Preserve January 10, 2021 Location: North Scottsdale Distance: We logged 9 miles out and back Parking: There is a pretty big lot. If the lot is full we recommend to park at Granite Trailhead Pets: Yes Fee: No Restrooms: Yes We were trying to find something new to hike inside of the valleyContinue reading “Brown’s Ranch to Balanced Rock”

Governors Peak

Hells Canyon Wilderness January 1, 2021 Location: About 1 hour and 20 minutes from Phoenix. North of Lake Pleasant Distance: We logged 6.25 miles out and back Parking: There isn’t a parking lot (read on for more details) Pets: Yes, but we wouldn’t recommend if you are hiking to the summit Fee: No Restrooms: NoContinue reading “Governors Peak”

Praying Hands

Via Treasure Loop Trail January 2, 2021 Location: 45 minutes from Central Phoenix Parking: If going here on a weekend we recommend to get here early. The lot can fill up Hours: Trail 6 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Day Use Gates are closed and locked from 8 p.m.- 6 a.m. daily Length: 3.5 miles outContinue reading “Praying Hands”

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