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3 hours ago

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

go up to the top , then come back down to the half way point. then run the back side all the way around to the front parking lot.

only did it 11 times in a row , in 13 hrs .

We did this today, but via National Trail at Buena Vista Lot, and it was great. Made it to Fat Man’s pass and turned around.

Fun hike! Get there early if going on the weekend because it gets busy.

It was a very difficult trail towards the summit. It was totally worth the climb, and I felt very accomplished after the climb.

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!!!

Respectable short hike but too much traffic and not much variation along the way.

Excellent hike and weather today! Highly recommend!!!

trail running
3 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.

Roughly an hour loop including times I made a wrong turn and/or stopped for pictures. Got way too excited seeing a jackrabbit along the trail.

Great trail with amazing views.

fabulous hike great workout

Nice hike with great views of Phoenix at the top!

very exciting hike the top is scary but so worth it its an amazing view and my favorite hike in the area so far definitely worth your time

Took a lot of breaks during the hike but it was totally worth it! Not recommended for inexperienced hikers. Will definitely do it again.

Love it ... great challenge and beautiful views.

7 days ago

good workout and great views

This is always the place I use to introduce family visitors to hiking. Looks easier than it is, but beautiful views every step of the way.

Really liked this one. Close to town with a beautiful view of the city. Some tight rocks go thru. In a couple of places it might seem like you lost the trail but sure enough you have to go thru rocks in very tight spaces. It’s not hard, just fun. Not for big people maybe.

Only giving it four stars because of how crowded it was - we went on a weekend, but would recommend either going very early or during the week. The hike itself is tough, with steep (but short) climbs. May not be suitable for those who have height/vertigo issues, but the view at the top is well worth the climb! Bring water and be prepared to navigate the crowds

8 days ago

Spectacular views! No wonder this trail is heavily used.

beautiful morning beautiful hike and views.

Pretty short hike, but a great workout. Went in the afternoon on a Sunday, fairly crowded but not unbearable. Got to the top in just over 30 minutes, if I lived here would definitely return and try and improve my time. Really accessible from downtown Phoenix (I biked over) and great views at the top. Would love to go again either at sunrise or sunset.

Go before sunset. There is nothing more beautiful than seeing the sunset & then the lights of the city. Absolutely breathtaking. It is definitely a very populated trail and people are not always polite. But the view from the top is 100% worth it. Also, go all the way to the top - you can do it. For an avid hiker I would say this is easy-moderate (go at least an hour before sunset). Otherwise I would say hard for a beginner (go at least 1.5hrs before sunset). Try to beat your time every time you go! I'm at about 30 minutes up. If you go at night you should be fine with the flashlight on your phone but you can bring a headlamp if that makes you feel better. You can do by yourself or with friends. If you have trouble parking, just park in the neighborhoods as the trailhead is not too far.

Would be 5 stars if not so crowded. Don't attempt on weekends!

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

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