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trail locations for Scottsdale, Arizona
2 days ago

Decent workout but not real hard. Nice views.

3 days ago

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.

trail running
3 days ago

Awesome! Loved being off the main trail on the south side of the mountain and cutting across west. Was fun easy run with my pup. Really pretty area too

4 days ago

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.

Beautiful scenery! More difficult than anticipated.

Short but neat little loop with cool saguaros and interesting cactus and rock formations. Worth a quick walk if you're in a hurry and need some nature time.

Great hike! Gorgeous

beautiful views

Did that exact loop and my gps gave me far less distance

Love this hike! We have done it more than a few times! I like the climb and the small valley once your up! The "Thumb" is pretty cool to, love the lookout!

Done this hike a few times! Great time:)

Super pretty views I recommend at sunrise for sure!

What a great hike! It was more beautiful than I expected. Not an easy hike but certainly not hard. I will enjoy this hike again! Traffic was moderate, but not heavy. Great parking and facilities. Volunteer was helpful too before we ventured out.

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

Very rocky and steep on the way up, but great views and an excellent workout. Definitely moderate intensity