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Great rocky hike. Not typical for these midwesterners

Fantastic hike for anyone but I loved it as a non- local visiting from Washington state. A lot of hand and feet work so balance is helpful on this one for sure. Parking is horrible for this trail. So go early like I did (7am) or late in the day. It's a busy trail is an understatement.

Awesome hike with amazing views of the city! We hie this in December. The incline is steady and there are a few areas that are tough but we saw many kids bag the summit, so I would rate it at moderate unless it's hot out then based on no shade I would rank it as hard.

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

I'm learning more and more as I hike the trails of Phoenix that what is considered easy is not so much. I agree with a lot of the reviews here that the trail 308 is not easy to follow. There were a few times the trail post and arrows had what appeared to be more than one option. Thankfully I chose the right ones. I was out on a Thursday afternoon between 2-3, and I was alone. Alone as in by myself and no other hikers around. Several parts of the trail were enough that I'm glad I didn't twist an ankle or fall and hurt myself as I would have been on the evening news for a rescue. AllTrails says 2.2 but my tracker said 3 miles and I was out just under an hour. Beautiful, breathtaking views. Not a trail I'll do again unless with a friend. Too isolating to risk injury. Also not a casual day hike for those who are just average hikers.

Great trail for anyone

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

This is a workout more than a "hike". Busy always but if you are looking for a workout you won't be disappointed. The view on top is wonderful and yesterday they even had a Christmas tree decorated on top!

A must do trail. Its 4.7miles if you go back down the opposite side and return. If you go to the top its only 2.6 miles roundtrip. Great views. Climbing up a lot of rocks and hold onto the hand rail.

hiking
6 days ago

Your typical tourist trail... Go ahead and get it off the list!

Love! Period.

mountain biking
8 days ago

Great trail for mtbing! little bit of everything from fast & flowy, climbing, descents, and not too many people on it.

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.