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hiking
3 hours ago

Fun trail with light elevations. Back part of trail has a good bit of rocks-trail shoes good here. Also, a lot of sun exposure, so water is a must. Enjoyed the scenery.

hiking
9 hours ago

Great hike! Beautiful views. It is definitely a challenge. Would do this hike again

hiking
11 hours ago

With Michael josh and jay

good hike. dogs poop everywhere. why?

The Hike was nice and not super hard, however we came back to a broken car window and a stolen purse. We read reviews before we came of car break ins so it seems common. There were a few other cars reported broken into the same day. Just do t leave anything out in the open there.

We loved this hike, especially the north side of the Goldfield Mtns with spectacular views. Our Apple watches measured it at 8.05 miles though, rather than the advertised 6.9 miles. Take plenty of water and some snacks. It got a bit warm for mid-January on the south side for the last couple of miles.

hiking
2 days ago

Wonderful hike! Excellent views and different trails during hike, a bit of rock but trail well marked. Enjoyed the up and down and the views. The trail is well marked and well maintained. Loved the benches along the trail too!

mountain biking
2 days ago

Sweet trail for mountain biking loose and flowy will go again try not to crash again

Nice trail! But as others have said no markings. Park along the highway and follow someone to find the trail head. Going clockwise is pretty hard as I discovered today! Great views!!

hiking
2 days ago

Easy but beautiful. Great view of The Valley.

Beautiful hike and great work out. Plenty of parking. Park opens with the sunrise. Well maintained trail. This shouldn’t be rated as hard. No rock scrambling or crazy inclines. Don’t get me wrong, the first mile or a little over is a serious workout but not hard. On the fear of heights scale of 1-10 it gets a 4 so anyone can do it!

hiking
3 days ago

Great hike and incredible scenery. First mile is the hardest.

hiking
3 days ago

It’s 2.2 miles from the trail head to the thumb. 4.4 miles total round trip. Great hike. The first 1.5 miles is a steep climb, but a great work out. This area has a very unquie terrain and visual look. A lot of wildflowers out today.

The dark side is the best hike.

hiking
3 days ago

Sunny, few clouds, Friday 1pm 60°, medium traffic. This trail was not easy for me, had to stop on the way up (which I try not to) but a good one. Heart rate for up to 160 and legs got worked for the first 1.4 up then easier along the top also leg got negative workout on the way down. Had to use my walking stick on this one. Great views and flowers blooming with the desert landscape and big boulders. #newhikefriday #rjpathseakers

Pretty good ascent right out of the parking lot. Great views on the way up. Got a little confused on which way to go to do the Mormon loop counter clock wise. Lost the main trail at Fat Man's Pass. Hike was great. Watch out for dog crap, there was alot.

Came here at sunrise for a grand view of the valley. Not too crowded, definitely worked hard to get up there. Would recommend poles.

Hiked 2nd time in honor of my Dads 83rd Birthday 1-16-19!!! Happy Birthday Dad xo

Great hike! Beautiful views and smells! All the recent rain makes everything so vibrant. Be careful on the way down, there is a lot of loose gravel and it can cause you to slip if not wearing proper hiking shoes.

Another great hike. One of my favorite trails in the Scottsdale area!

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike! Bit of up and down on trail...warm on sunny sides. Enjoyed the views. PS: phone stopped recording where service wasn’t available.

Really nice mid hike, especially in the cooler months. Took a little over two hours for me with only stopping a couple times on the climbs. Really great views of the valley along the trail. Slick rock up from the Mormon trailhead can be pretty slick after recent rain.

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful hike! The first mile is the hardest.

7 days ago

Nice hike and can become busy with mountain bikes down a particular stretch. Trekking poles or walking stick suggested after a recent rain due to slippery rocks. Beautiful landscape.

Excellent hike with just enough uphill climbing from the get go and steady to the top. Totally satisfying.

Did this with 2 kiddos no problem, pretty views and fun switchbacks.

Pretty trail!

Gentle diverse hike, moderately travelled on a Sunday, with interesting geological features and a variety of vegetation and lots of flowers. Sweeping views.

Love this trail! The trail is well maintained, great for all ages and has easy to follow signs. The trail was pretty crowded, we saw two bikers and many people brought their dogs. Make sure to bring water for your pups (and yourself) because there is no water at the trailhead.
The parking lot by the trailhead has ample parking and restroom facilities. The restrooms do not have running water but they do have hand sanitizer. There is no entrance or parking fee.
If you get cold easily, I recommend bringing a hat or ear warmers because the hike is windy towards the top.

hiking
9 days ago

We did Pyramid trail and instead of heading back to the parking area we followed to national trail then to the roadway which leads to telegraph trail and ran/walked back from the parking area on dessert foothills to the parking area on east chandler blvd. (approximately 4kms extra). the telegraph trail is quite busy but it offers different scenery rather than just hiking up pyramid and turning around! Pyramid is great, starts easy then has some good switchbacks which offer a decent workout with great scenery and views.

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