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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”

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”

Quartz Peak Trail

Sierra Estrella Wilderness, Bureau of Land Management The Quick Stats Distance: 6 miles out & back Elevation change: 2,526 ft Type: Maintained switchbacks for most of the trail with some scrambling and route finding towards the peak Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: no Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes, small Hiker’sContinue reading “Quartz Peak Trail”

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”

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