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Used to be great. Ridiculous crowds and parking have really destroyed this trail

The trail was very well maintained, plenty of people and the summit was perfect for this clear day. The view alone was worth the hike!

Awesome hike with great views of Phoenix!

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike. Was closer to 6 miles but great views of the valley.

Fun trail. Lots of pretty things to see if you’re looking.

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

I've done this trail at least 52 times for sure! This is a great trail, love everything about this trail. Could have better parking but I always went on Monday's so it was fine.

Busier than expected. Parking was a little tough, too. Only made it halfway--taking to many notes for a geology assignment.

good trail. not the best in the area.

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

Great views of the city. My Fitbit clocked it at about 7 miles. A real fun scale up, not rocky, and not strenuous.

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

hiking
10 days ago

Nice Easy/Moderate Hike...Watch Out for Horse droppings! Nice incline up to the top....where you’ll find a heart of stones :). Bathrooms at visitor center, no fees! Enjoy

hiking
10 days ago

My Girl and I wanted to do “Fatman’s Pass” off the Mormon Loop, but we couldn’t find it. We ended up taking a random trail down the side of the mountain before the trail turns south and loops back. It took us to a really nice neighborhood. We walked the wilderness behind the homes and saw a coyote! It was beautiful. However, I’m pretty sure we were trespassing, and we never found Fatman’s Pass.

Awesome brother-sister hike!

Easy start to a more advanced hike

Good views of the city easy in easy out

just did the mormon trail, great hike, will do the loop next time

Awesome hike, great arobic

Great hike with my mom and dog! will do it again.

Great workout, straight up the mountain! Slippery rocks in some spots so wear shoes with good tread. The view from the top is breathtaking! Busy trail but very friendly :) can’t wait to do it again.

Awesome views, clean area, different options

A little crowded but a great hike with an excellent reward. Beautiful sunrise!!

Fun moderate hike. The first mile is typical AZ hiking on dirt and rocks. At the top, be sure to follow the hidden valley trail (it's a loop so either direction is ok). That trail makes it interesting. You will see lots of people, including young children and dogs. Not a lot of parking in the lot but street parking available a block or 2 away.

This was a super fun hike! We clocked a little over 5 miles. Getting to Fat Man’s Pass was a little confusing and the trail to get there wasn’t clear. But after roaming around for a bit, we found it. Went w a friend who used to liver here and she said it was her fav hike she’s ever been on here! Def would go again. A little bit of climbing

Great hike!! Recommend going before sunrise, and hike as the sun rises. I started climbing around 630am. Extraordinary views. I made it to the peak. I’m not an experienced
hiker but I am very athletic so it was a pretty difficult hike but wasn’t bad at all until about the last leg of the hike-as others had stated complete stair climber machine! I sat at the peak for awhile moving from the few areas to sit and the longer I sat the more people joined. I started the decent about 9am and on my run down it was getting very crowded but very hot. Had no experienced with any wildlife but again amazing views especially while the sun is rising the mountains surrounding captured the sunlight perfectly! Backpacks not needed just water and a snack-however I did carry one with my GoPro and snacks.

Summit and Loop didn’t disappoint. The trail up was a bit busy,but once we turned off and started the loop there was barely anyone else. Very peaceful and actually quiet other than the occasional airplane passing overhead.

Very busy on the summit trail--on a weekday! The Freedom loop was pretty quiet, though, and had some great view around the back. The trails here are not marked well and the signage is confusing.

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