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Love this hike! Went on a weekday morning and it wasn't crowded at all. Can't wait to do this one again. Great workout!

A city hike / climb that provides a great workout. My (crazy fit) wife & I do this hike to start our day when vacationing in Scottsdale. It's crowded if you don't start first thing and parking bites but we do enjoy it.

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!

GPX file offered by alltrails is different from what they show on the map. Ended up doing my own thing when I got out there. Trails were OK with alot of loose rock. No traffic, my dogs were able to roam free without leashes.

Good climb, but not nearly as good as Echo Canyon.

Excellent climb........ scenic views. I'm in love

Toughest hike in the Phx area. Full body workout. I have a love/hate relationship with this trail. Take plenty of water. Definitely a must do but remember it's rated extremely hard for a reason!

5 days ago

It's an easy trail to finish. Combine with the summit and it's a great workout

The sunrise view is unreal!

I love this trail. Did it for years and moved further away. Went back today to do the circumference as well as the summit. It is a combination of easy and moderate difficult. I will return again soon.

it was a lil difficult to navigate the trail all in all it was good

Decent workout.

This was a fun trail to walk on. You have beautiful, desert views all around. Easy trail, with some climbing involved as you ascend to the top. Friendly people, plenty of parking and multi use trails for all. Highly recommend this trail for a short get-away from the city.

First time out on this trail. As an avid hiker, this loop was extremely easy. Although it's a great trail for joggers and bikers. Well groomed for the weekend, novice hikers. Needs more elevation gain..

Great hike/walk for families. Crowded at the trail head but thins out later. Don't stop at the top of the hill; the trail continues down the valley on the other side.