Lucia C. on Humphrey's Peak
This hike was harder than what I expected, definitely a good workout. Strong winds on top, make sure you take lots water and something to snack on, long hike. The view on top makes it all worth it.
Great hike! hubby and I drove up from North Phoenix at o dark thirty and started at the trailhead with headlamps before sunrise. happy to be on track when it got light. Hard work with great reward! Was glad to have read about false summits. Makes a difference to mentally prepare. First hikers to the top that day makes everything hurting the next day feel worth it.
This hike was beautiful but definitely not your All Trails "difficult hike"! It really is a challenge with three falls summits, and a cold breeze at the top so bring layers and gloves! Also don't hike this in athletic shoes you need a good pair of true hiking boots. The trail is well marked ,but had a lot of roots and loose gravel so watch your footing and give yourself plenty of time for the ascend and descend! Try also to go a day before to adjust to the altitude change! Overall worth the magnificent view of the valley!
Cameron J. on Humphrey's Peak