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dogs on leash
Went here for a night hike with park staff for the Hunter Moon/sunset/moon rise/full moon walk. The views were gorgeous! Was very flat and so easy to walk that you could do it solely by moonlight. Some people in the group showed up late and these were the same people who didn't get the brief talk from the ranger about being quiet and proper flashlight etiquette. Was pretty annoying having bright lights randomly flashed in your eyes and people incessantly talking loudly about billd and car problems and neighbors... Would have been much more enjoyable with a small group. But that's what you get sometimes when you do a group hike! Was still a beautiful hike.
Steve F. on Sunrise Peak via Sunrise Trail
Great trail with sweeping views of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, and far southern areas like Gilbert. 1.2 miles to first view, another 0.8 miles to the actual Sunrise Peak. Good parking lot at Via Linda and 145th.
This trail is not at all clearly defined... it has no marked trail head. The first 2 miles is really a flood wash and is extremely overgrown in many places. Definitely not dog or horse friendly. I would recommend paying close attention to your landmarks, since there are many flood washes that run parallel. Won't be doing this hike again