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First mile can be tiring due to uphill climb. But once you get to the top it's a great loop.

The hike was enjoyable as it offers a variety of views and climbing activities.

Love! Period.

I had blast it was a 60° day bright & sunny. It wasn't until I was headed back down that I realized how challenging the way Up could be but I was so mesmerized by the views (I'm new to Phoenix), I pushed right through the tough parts in the beginning. Wear sturdy shoes & bring water & it's great.

I had blast it was a 60° day bright & sunny. It wasn't until I was headed back down that I realized how challenging the way Up could be but I was so mesmerized by the views (I'm new to Phoenix), I pushed right through the tough parts in the beginning. Wear sturdy shoes & bring water & it's great.

hiking
4 days ago

This was a really fun Trail! Great balancing rock formations, spectacular views, and it offers a variety of terrain difficulties.....one spot was not for the "short-legged" like me! Make it through "Fat Man's Squeeze" to enter "Hidden Valley". I couldn't get over the absolute stillness and silence. It was a silence that I've never experienced before!

Went up with kids on the Ridgeline Trail. Moderate difficulty. Great views! About half way on Ridgeline, switched over to the Beverly Canyon Trail and turned back around. BC was much less hilly. Total about 2.5 miles. Would definitely do again.

hiking
10 days ago

Loved all the saguaros but I'm not used to the unshaded desert environment. The sun is pretty harsh, even in November. This is definitely a moderate hike, with the most difficult climb at the beginning (left at the first fork).

great hike. I got there at about 6:15 and was able to beat the crowds and see the sunrise

hiking
11 days ago

Went to Corona de Loma today. I had been eyeing that trail for a while on alltrails.com and today went to do it. I work close by the trail and swung over after work. The map essentially just got me to parking close by the mountain, but I really didn't know where the trail was. I asked for directions 6 times out on the trail! I finally got to the base of the mountain and started climbing. I used to live at South Mountain and I hiked there a lot, but that was on the north side of the mountain and I had never hiked on the south side before. I parked at about 2:30 and made it to the base of the mountain by about 3:30. Of course, on November 23rd the days are short and I wasn't sure there was enough daylight left to make it up and down, but I went up anyway. Corona de Loma seems like more of a peak than a trail, and the radio towers on National are close by. I didn't see any trail signs marking the top when I arrived, but there were only a couple signs on the way anyway. There was a cute little cairn at the top and I added a couple of rocks just to mark my arrival. Considering the dimming daylight, I spent only a few minutes at the top and then hustled down. I traveled across Warpaint and Desert Classic going both up and down. It was 6.04 miles from parking to the top, so 12 miles round trip. The sun dropped and I made it back to the car just as it turned dark. Now that I know the way, I will probably go back and try it again, but from where I parked it could be a day hike.

This was a great hike! The hidden valley loop had lots of variety and beautiful scenery.

trail running
12 days ago

Can't really understand the folks who have said this is a well-marked trail. I would have never been able to follow it without the gps on my phone. I was trying to trail run and didn't enjoy this trail as it was very tough to follow and required lots of bouldering. If you really enjoy quiet, slow, difficult hikes this is probably for you. But if you are trying to run or if you want to follow a trail that is reasonably easy to follow, I don't think you will enjoy this one.