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This trail is misnamed - if you look at it, it actually doesn't go along the Pima Wash trail at all. It starts where it could, but then it goes on National Trail and Ridgeline Trail (or vice versa, if you go counterclockwise). It was a perfectly fine path to hike but most of National is more like walking on a dirt road.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice hike! You get some nice views from Mt Elden

My brother and I lived on this mountain when we were 12 and 13. We would run the hills for training and also hike the mountain Sunday morning to go to PFA. They have water fountains there. Also they have a very nice prayer room.

Did a training run with my base pack. 2 hour round trip, started around 12:39PM. Trail was clean and shaded in areas. Bring water!!!!

hiking
11 days ago

Super easy and nice through the trees.

hiking
11 days ago

My go-to easy hike. I always start @ 6:30am to avoid the crowds. I make it a better workout by doing a double Loop. Clockwise, then counter-clockwise. Each loop takes 40-45 min.

on Fatmans Loop Trail

hiking
12 days ago

fun but super crowded

Enjoyed it, but with young kids, multiple trail offshoots and poor trail signage, we got off track a couple of times. The views are beautiful. Deducted a star for really vague signage.

hiking
16 days ago

Easy hike, lots of birds. Saw plenty of pack rat nests too. A few bikers but otherwise quiet. Great for trail running.

easy going trails for beginners.
love that its soo local but the parking lot gets full at peak hours.

Decided to hike this trail for the first time on Labor Day. Unfortunately, got a late start and it was HOT. There is no shade to speak off - only the partial shade of a few Palo Verde trees along the way. I would recommend this trail if you want something close to the Phoenix metro area where you would get a decent workout. However, the views are nothing special and not much variety in plant life...mostly cholla, saguaro, and Palo Verde trees, with an occasional cactus barrel and ocatillo.

hiking
21 days ago

Pretty easy hike honestly. I had no trouble on it and I haven't hiked in almost six months. There are some parts where you might have to scrabble with your hands, but they're still not that bad. There are some beautiful views on the trail that would make for great photo ops, but I didn't have my camera with me.
The only problem that I had with it was that it was kinda busy for my taste, but that's just one of my weird things, not a problem with the trail itself.

hiking
23 days ago

Some great photo backdrops near the top. Fairly easy hike.

Nice parking lot and bathrooms! Also have dog bags ready if you forgot. We brought our golden retriever on a fairly hot day. Didn’t hike too much due to the heat but it was a very easy trail to follow!

hiking
29 days ago

Great, easy hike for the whole family

hiking
1 month ago

We were in town visiting and wanted to do something close to town. This turned out to be a great little hike. Took us about 1.75 hours with our dog. Busy trail with lots of friendly hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. Stay on the path most traveled rather than deceptive offshoot trails or you'll add unexpected distance like we and a few fellow hikers did. Would have been fine except more mileage than my 10 yr old had signed up for and we heard about it. Enjoyed the workout and the views.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful but not so easy loop. In lieu of distinct switchbacks, it seems the trail goes mostly straight up towards the top. Great bouldering and views along this loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty good hike that has some scrambling, incline and decent mileage. Biggest problem is that the trail is not well marked at all! Follow all trails!

Good hike. Great for kids over 5.

hiking
1 month ago

We always do this hike when in Flag, nice one hour circle with lovely views and plenty of wildlife. It was a very quiet morning hike on a week day so no trouble parking

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike if you want to beat the crowd at Squaw Peak summit trail.

Good family hike. Trail was open when we arrived.

A little less fat now. Big rocks, little lizards, great times.

on Shadow Mountain Trail

1 month ago

Easy hike? I’m not sure

Great running trail. Plenty of moderate ups and downs to get good workout. I've been using this trail, among others in the area, for 35 years.

hiking
1 month ago

perfect trail to get started on. there are some awesome views along the way!

Nice hike to get the blood flowing and give a decent workout! Lots of pretty trees and good views.

Excellent incline! Many great photo ops - great beginner hike! Take about an hour a moderate pace!

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