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Had a great hike this morning saw several quail, at least 2 kinds of lizards, ground squirrels, and a bunny! Loved the petroglyphs and the old stone buildings! Walk the wash first thing in the morning for best wildlife viewing

Love South Mountain for days when you have nothing to do but hike.

Gets the heart pumping on the way up. Excellent, quick hike.

Its a pretty easy trail. Just a nice stroll through the desert with pretty scenery. I went in the morning around 7 and there were quite a few hikers and several mountain bikers. Watch for them on the downslope they are really moving. I brought my dog and there were several other dog owners. I was happy to see everyone had their dog on the leash. Keep an eye out on your way up for the remains of the old rec area buildings.

Boring. Not enough of a workout for me.

Bring lots of water!

Pretty short, but if you run it, it's a great workout! Gets very busy on the weekends!

This was an awesome hike, the rock formations in Hidden Valley were very cool. On the way back to the Mormon trail from Hidden Valley we missed the connection and ended up taking the National trail about 2 miles off track. My only recommendation is to pay attention!!!! If the day had been hotter or we had not brought enough water, it could have been a very bad situation.