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I loved this trail today. Well marked, just the right amount of workout and beautiful scenery. I wouldn't rate it as hard..it's more of moderate. There were young children hiking it. Brought a gallon of water, and made sure my phone was charged 100%.. took lots of pictures
Not sure if the trail I take is the same as others, but I enter the trail on the north side of the trailhead (Beverly Canyon) and exit on the south side (Javelina Canyon). I would call the Ridgeline part moderate and not easy, but I'm splitting hairs. IMO starting on the Beverly side has the harder parts occurring on the first half, so once I get to the Javelina trail it feels like a cakewalk by comparison
I'm a new hiker and in decent shape.This was my first completed trail and on the way up it beat me up, but after that it was a smooth trail to hike with awesome views. The wind and scenery are special treats. I was greeted by a Red Tail Hawk circling above me. There's a beautiful view of Phoenix right below where the Pyramid ends and the National Trail begins.
Really enjoyed hiking this trail. It's not a strenuous hike, but does have a nice steady incline in many areas. Once you get up towards the top you have a great view of the Valley. I was slightly sad to end right up close to the road though. Will definitely hike this one again, my little one loved it!