Bursera National Pyramid Loop

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Bursera National Pyramid Loop is a 11.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2234 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

views

no shade

Western trails in South Mountain Park: Pyramid to National to Gila to Bursera.

hiking
3 months ago

Did the trail counter-clockwise, did not see a single person on the national part. Having to tackle the Bursera climb at the end took every bit of gas I had left in my tank... Exhausting but incredible views in all directions.

There are a lot of unmarked trails in this area. If you go to https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/southmtntrailplan you can find maps with the extra trails on them

trail running
4 months ago

This was a badass run...but I recommend researching the trail system before heading out. There are a lot, and many are unmarked. I’m certain I would have gotten “lost” if I didn’t follow along with this app to make sure I was still on route. No shade...be prepared.

9 months ago

good trail to get exercises

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