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Wonderful trail, easy, didn't need poles I'd brought, great rock formations--careful of rattler(s)? right in front of first large rock formation on trail on right coming from trailhead parking lot!

nice hike that takes you around one of the hills in the McDowell's. allows for plenty of views of north Scottsdale and dessert vegetation.

Great hike, challenging but doable. Hard first part but levels near the top. Saw some wildlife along the trail (deer / rabbit / etc). Most of the trail was easy walking, wide with minimum rocks. Loose gravel coming down could be a problem unless you have good hiking boots.

Was a diamondback that struck at a lady today. I did not see the trail to the summit.

Views are fabulous

really nice hike! People on here said to took about 2 hours but i finished it and the connector in 1hr and 20min. But, that is just because i am a trail runner so it was not long. Only had very minimal periodical stops. Overall, nice hike. I'm more for difficulty but, this hike is beautiful non-the same. You'll enjoy it! It is worth the drive. And it is free no fee to hike it (the best pat lol)

Great view at the top—lots of traffic. Well worth it.

As stated, nice inclined walk for "urban hiking". It's covered in garbage at the top.

Views are worth the initial climb. Not too difficult, just need to be prepared for a lot of very steep incline switchbacks for the first 1.5miles. Be careful coming down, as it can be slippery. One of my favorite in the area. Huge boulders at top make for unique views.

I hike with my dogs a few times a week and will typically do this one if I want something easy but long enough to tire them out. The views are pretty nice of the surrounding mountains especially if you choose to do the lost dog lookout. I usually do this trail clockwise and it feels more like a walk than a hike. The trailhead is really well maintained and there is tons of parking. If you’re hiking watch out for mountain bikers as you share the trail with them.

4 days ago

Well maintained parking lot, restrooms, and trail. Trail is mostly uphill with a few flat spots, so be prepared to climb. Views are nice and there are other trails to venture if time permits. Hawks are currently nesting so they've asked hikers to stay quiet at the top.

5 days ago

Fun little moderate trail up into the McDowell mountains, lots of great cacti to see up close, gorgeous views back into Scottsdale.

This park is so crowded, but well maintained and easy to access if you're in a time crunch. There are rocks and the occasional snake, but I do enjoy completing this hike several times a year.

This is one of my regular hikes. There are crowds on the weekend, but during the week if I have a chance I love this trail. It is well maintained and a good workout. It's also great for trail running. Bring your dog, but keep an eye out for chuckwallas, and snakes.

5 days ago

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

First hike I ever did and now do it routinely. A bit crowded on weekends.

very cool hike, super windy at top..but beautiful views.

6 days ago

Good hike very easy .. it’s a long walk good scenery

We really liked this trail. It's pretty easy like the description states. It was really informative - I loved reading about the slide. Went on weekday later afternoon and we had the place to ourselves. Really nice views with some big neat rocks. Trail is well defined, well marked and pretty wide. Dogs loved it. Good for their paws, just watch for cholla. Really happy we chose to slow down for the night and give it a go!

lots of traffic, easy and well marked

I always enjoy this hike. Great when flowers in bloom. Nice rock formations

Great hike - scenic. One of the best hikes in the area!

7 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.

amazing hike.

This is a lovely trail, albeit somewhat well used. Fairly easy trail, with some nice rock formations.

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

8 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!!!

Nice Spring Break hike, beautiful views well maintained park!

Great quick hike. Took about 45 up and 25 down, ran most of the way. Good in the evening because it's mostly shaded. Good work out in 1.5 hours.

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