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7 hours ago

Went up last weekend. Clean trails, steep in sections. Great views. Highly recommend.

Great trail, saw 3 rattlesnakes

2 days ago

Fun and challenging hike. Right around 5 mi round trip. I’m in pretty good shape and pushed myself to get to the top and back in just under 80 min for a workout (not running). Casually this hike is more like 2.5 hrs if you want to enjoy the awesome views. Best to get there before 8 am to beat the rush.

Great hike up and back with a lot of scenic views along the way. First mile is a little challenging but the reward is worth it.

Beautiful up and back on well maintained trail

2 days ago

The best hike I’ve been on so far! Absolutely stunning views, maintained trails and a bathroom on site!!! Fun incline workout, Loved it!!!

Wonderful hike!

trail running
4 days ago

This was a great run. The first Mile is hard and really gets your heart rate up quickly. After that it levels off a bit to the top and has great views.

An okay trail with typical Sonoran desert scenery. Nice morning exercise. No flowers - except for ocotillos - because of the drought. Probably pretty in a more typical spring. As shown on the map the loop (clockwise) is actually Lost Dog Trail to Old Jeep Trail to Ringtail Trail to Sunrise Trail.

Great trail with amazing views.

fabulous hike great workout

6 days ago

Modest elevation, good surface on trail, and lots of nice views. There is an entrance fee, but worth it.

Not too difficult and fairly flat with gradual inclines

7 days ago

good workout and great views

I really loved this hike. Gorgeous views pretty much the whole way, and we only saw a handful of people. We did it clockwise and it started off with an incline but then was fairly steady with up and down inclines. I def think it would have been harder counter clock wise!

Good and moderately challenging hike. A few things though:

Directions: when I got the directions off all trail, it lead me to a private community. When you are heading down Happy Valley Rd., make a left on Alma School then a left on pinnacle peak pkwy. The trail head is in a gated parking lot at the end of the rd.

Also: I went on a Saturday morning and it was very crowded. Not so crowded that I couldn’t enjoy the hike, but if you are looking for quiet isolation, look elsewhere

Other then that, enjoyable hike with views of a very affluent community. It may not be full blown nature, but it’s a different kind of view, and still quit beautiful

8 days ago

Spectacular views! No wonder this trail is heavily used.

beautiful morning beautiful hike and views.

In a nice, protected area. No man made distractions.
Trail well maintained and marked. Seemed to be popular with equestrian and bikers, but not congested in the least.
Note: there is an entrance fee to the park ($6 for my day pass)

8 days ago

Wonderful trail. Great for trail running, biking or hiking. No too difficult but you get a good workout! I started at the Overton TH to the GJ trail. Hiked north up GJ to catch the elevation. Nice views. Some homes. Some people. Not too many. Definitely will do again!

Great scenery !

You must go up Cholla and down Echo! You won’t be disappointed! The views are priceless!

nice hike, really easy

Beautiful hike, all the quartz was very cool, scenic, quite easy short hike

15 days ago

Ain't no 4 miles folks! Took our family of four up this and it was awesome but much longer than expected. Made the mistake of bringing our small dog who did fine but rode downhill in our backpack! With kids, this is an excellent trail but realistically plan on 2 1/2 hours and bring plenty of water and snacks. The final mile up is easier than the first part which must be two miles (not one, no way, I don't believe you!). Well marked, well maintained with distance markers along the way with great views and opportunities to catch your breath. Hiking shoes, hats and CamelBaks very helpful!

15 days ago

beautiful climb, I'm 26 weeks pregnant and still made it up the mountain. Got caught in a hailstorm but well worth it!!!

beautiful hike....the 1st mile is a kicker but the views from the top are outstanding. watch your footing on the way down as there can be some steeper declines with some loose gravel...wear good hiking shoes

Great quiet trail. Desert scenery

17 days ago

This is one of my favorites in the area. The trail is very well maintained and you can get as much of a workout as you would like by going faster or taking it slow. Great vistas of the valley in all directions. Those who want strictly rustic with no views of houses, there are plenty of those available, you shouldn’t expect that here. The stated info about runners is true, however most people on the trail are courteous.

Nice, easy trail

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