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”

Picket Post Trail

Tonto National Forest November 21st, 2020 Distance: 5 mile out & back Dog Friendly: Yes, but at a certain point it would be difficult to have a dog. Fee: No. Restrooms at trailhead: Yes. HOW TO GET THERE: From wherever you are in the the Phoenix-metro valley, the US 60 East is the only highway leading to theContinue reading “Picket Post Trail”

Picacho Peak via Hunter Trail

Picacho Peak State Park August 9th, 2020 Dog Friendly: Yes, but must be leashed. They can only go up to the saddle of Hunter Trail. I wouldn’t recommend bringing dogs. Fee: $7 vehicle fee Restrooms at trailhead: Not at Hunter Trailhead but there is restrooms by the entrance of the state park. Video: click here THEContinue reading “Picacho Peak via Hunter Trail”

Holbert Trail To Dobbins Lookout

Hike To The Top Of South Mountain August 1st, 2020 Dog Friendly: Yes, but must be leashed. Fee: Nope! Restrooms at trailhead: Yes! The parking lot is very large too. There are normally restrooms at the top of Dobbins Lookout but they are currently under construction. THE HIKE: I personally think South Mountain is very underrated.Continue reading “Holbert Trail To Dobbins Lookout”

Joshua Tree National Park

One Day in Joshua Tree National Park June 20th, 2020 Dog Friendly: Yes, but can’t go on the trails. Fee: Yes. $35 per car. Good for one week. Restrooms at trailhead: Not all of them. THE PARK: We were trying to figure out what to do on a Saturday near the end of June in Arizona.Continue reading “Joshua Tree National Park”