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”

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”

San Francisco Peaks

Hike to Humphrey’s Peak June 6th, 2020 Length: 10.5 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 3,352 ft Dog Friendly: Yes Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: No THE HIKE: We drove to Humphreys Peak from Phoenix and we left Phoenix at about 6:00am. We got to Humphreys Trailhead at 9:00am. It was probably in the 50’s inContinue reading “San Francisco Peaks”

Hike to Angels Landing

Scout Lookout on the West Rim Trail May 23, 2020 Length: 4.4 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft Dog Friendly: No Fee: Zion National Park Entrance Fee $35 per vehicle (good for 7 days) Restrooms at trailhead: Yes THE HIKE: This hike starts at The Grotto. To get to Scout Lookout you start atContinue reading “Hike to Angels Landing”

The Narrows

Recommendations on hiking The Narrows May 23nd, 2020 Length: 9.4 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 206 ft Dog Friendly: No Fee: Zion National Park Entrance Fee $35 (good for 7 days) Restrooms at trailhead: Yes THE HIKE: In my previous blog on The Watchman Trail I talk about how The Zion Canyon Scenic drive isContinue reading “The Narrows”

Three Sister’s Summit

May 2, 2020 Length: 6.9 miles to 8 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 2,502 ft Dog Friendly: I would not recommend bringing dogs Fee: Technically yes Restrooms at trailhead: No HOW TO GET THERE: You start this hike from the same trailhead as Wave Cave, so the directions are the same. From the valley you needContinue reading “Three Sister’s Summit”

Browns Peak

April 25th, 2020 Length: 4.7 Miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,909 ft Dog Friendly: No Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: No Video: click here HOW TO GET THERE: We left from North Scottsdale and took Shea Road East to the Beeline highway, also known has Arizona State Route 87. The Beeline highway is one of the mostContinue reading “Browns Peak”

Piestewa Peak

February 9th, 2020 Length: 2.2 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,151 ft Dog Friendly: No Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: No Trail Hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. HOW TO GET THERE: Getting to Piestewa Peak is fairly simple these days whether you’re using Google Maps or Apple Maps. You can type in Piestewa Peak Trailhead andContinue reading “Piestewa Peak”

Weaver’s Needle and Fremont Saddle

February 8th, 2020 Length: 6.7 Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,647 ft Dog Friendly: Yes Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: Yes HOW TO GET THERE: From the valley you need to get on the US-60 going East. After leaving Mesa, you’ll enter Apache Junction and Gold Canyon city limits. Take a left on Peralta Road heading north.Continue reading “Weaver’s Needle and Fremont Saddle”

Tom’s Thumb

October 5th, 2019 Length: 4 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,236 ft Dog Friendly: Yes Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: Yes HOW TO GET THERE: *It is open from sunrise to sunset. There is an access gate that opens and closes based on the changing day length throughout the year* Tom’s Thumb is located in NorthContinue reading “Tom’s Thumb”