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29 days ago

Good hike in the Phoenix Sonoran Preserves. It was a hot day in late May for a hike this long, but it was worth it!
I had never been to Union Peak before, only Dixie in the area. To get there, you take trails like Hawksnest, Desert Tortoise, Valle Verde, Great Horned Owl, and finally Union Peak. I'd come back again on a cooler day after a rain, it must be really beautiful then!
Oh, and the log book at the top was really cool to sign. Nice touch!

Another one of those routes that makes it hard to believe you're hiking in an urban metropolis. I agree with previous comment; this is not an "easy" hike. There's 600 feet of ascent/descent. Well worth the effort.

Lovely hike. Great views. Not too technical, but distance & summits make it well balanced. Looking forward to putting this in the weekly mix! Free & beautiful park! Feels secluded! Solid nice restrooms!! Fresh filtered water at trailhead! Pet friendly!