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Beautiful and serene with expansive views. Moderately difficult, but nothing the average hiker couldn’t tackle. Can get a little slippery at parts so wear proper footwear. Vey well maintained trail that doesn’t take to long to complete. Gets a little strenuous towards the midway to ending of the trail which will be marked, so watch of out the descent and accent back up as it’s not a loop trial. Overall one of the more beautiful hikes you will take in the valley.

Early November was a perfect time if year for this fun trail.

hiking
1 day ago

I hiked this trail for the first time on Wednesday around 4:00pm and it was not at all busy we only saw about 10 other hikers. This is a tough trail in the beginning, lots of steep switchbacks. But, once you get past that part it’s a lot easier and oh so worth it for the views. It’s a gorgeous trail and it was very clean. It can be hard on the knees coming down but we took our time and I would do this trail more often if I lived closer.
My step counter was 11993, 4.4miles, and 111floors.

Very nice day hike, beautiful views!

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful hike! Recommend hiking boots not sneakers. Several areas of crossing water on rocks and sometimes had to step in water to cross. Not dangerous, just wouldn’t think anyone would want wet sneakers. The whole trail has gorgeous views.

beautiful trail. towards the halfway point is a steep downhill portion of the trail that you will need to hike back up. bring water and enjoy the view.

This is actually an out and back hike. You are required to stay on the trails within the Preserve and the trail only takes you out and back. The views on the return are still stunning and new, despite being along the same trail.

hiking
3 days ago

Easy hike with beautiful trees and fantastic views!

Lots of people. Beautiful view!!

So much fun...the sign at the bottom rates this hike as extremely difficult and I would agree with that as you are bouldering for most of it. Challenging but totally worth it...our GPS indicated 10km round trip.

Used to be my favorite trail—beautiful and solid workout. Nowadays it suffers from far too many visitors on it’s narrow trail and too many off-leash dogs and owners who don’t pick up their dog’s poop.

best hike in Scottsdale Phoenix area. Not as rough as echo canyon but very challenging. great views.

Great trail!

Great workout! Slightly overcrowded and parking can get wild but the views great!

Definitely a good workout climbing boulders and straight up in spots. Worth it once you are at the top. Parking at trailhead is a challenge

hiking
6 days ago

Great trail with fantastic views !!! Does not take long so if you are just wanting to get out for a quick hike .... this is perfect

hiking
6 days ago

Super good interval trail. Quick turn around time - under 1.5 hours round trip.

Awesome brother-sister hike!

hiking
7 days ago

No hiking staff needed! You'll need both hands to help negotiate many areas, though you're not really "boulder scrambling"... it's more like climbing steep stairs for most of the hike. There are hand rails where you need them. I was glad I wore low cut, light weight hiking tennis shoes as it allowed me to flex and extend my feet for longer strides from rock to rock (ankle supporting, leather boots would have slowed me down on this hike, though that's what I usually wear for hikes). A Camelback (go figure) style hydration backpack is the way to go... keep your hands free!

trail running
7 days ago

Great trail, but a ton of people.

Great hike with incredible views. It’s a challenge but definitely not as hard as the signs suggest. Most of the steep areas have hand rails. Parking is difficult, do it on a weekday if possible.

Gorgeous. Didn’t find it as hard as the trail head signage suggests. Lots of climbing, rock scaling, bouldering type hike versus just a walk.

Awesome hike, great arobic

great cardio workout and great views of North Scottsdale and the city.

Love to take guests on this trail!!

Loved it! Nice and challenging after making the turn to head back. Very crowded, get there early.

Loved this trail! it is a bit challenging and technical but great one. Lots of people with dogs only I worry a bit for small ones but they seem happy. moderate crowded.

Great climb, but lots of traffic

hiking
11 days ago

Terrific trail. Next time, would plan on reaching the trail's end between 1-2 when the sun's shining down into the canyon.

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