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”

Boulder Canyon Trail 103

Superstition Wilderness November 14th, 2020 Distance: 8.7 out & back Dog Friendly: Yes. Fee: If you park at the marina across the street there isn’t, but if that lot is full and you have to park across the bridge then you need a pass. America The Beautiful Pass works. You can put it on your dashboard. RestroomsContinue reading “Boulder Canyon Trail 103”

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