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Circumference Trail to Ridgeline Trail Loop

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Deem Hills Recreation Area

Circumference Trail to Ridgeline Trail Loop is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 597 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Bird watching Views Wild flowers Wildlife No shade
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Please note that the restrooms are currently closed due to COVID 19. The main park entrance is in the Stetson Hills community near 51st Ave and Happy Valley Rd. The trail itself is nice and well cut through the desert but be aware that it can still be pretty loose in places. For an average hiker it's a very nice hike but for a beginner there are inclines that might seem a bit tough in places, especially if you head up to the summit using the Ridgeline Trail. The summit has nice overlooks where you can take some pictures and is challenging enough to be worth the effort.

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Courtney T
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Amazing hike with amazing views

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Rachel Zahm
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Not the best views and rocky at times, but good amount of ups and downs, nothing super steep, and there was nobody else on the trail so that was nice

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Mike Poindexter
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Simon LaRocca
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Jay Hastings
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Good up and downs. Moderate difficulty. Better than you expect. Good for all ages. Probably not a starter Hike for a Beginner.

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Ray Rubin
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Trailhead bathrooms are still closed.

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Ray Rubin
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Cold drinking fountains working. Toilets closed.

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Dustin Barr
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Fun hike!

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Sarah Sockrider Barela
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Judy Black Redd
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Good moderate trail to hike. It was our first time here and the marker posts were very helpful. It wasn’t crowded at all. It took us close to 2 hours to complete.

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G&J Hartman
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Trail is awesome and perfect for combination hiking and running!

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Bethany Caddow
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Great hike. Beautiful spring flowers

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Bryan Beall
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Great trail for running. Lots of up and down keeping your heart rate up. Trail is rocky for most of it so warm up your ankles and calves before running.

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Jhordynne Alexander
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Fairly difficult hike with good elevation gain, some steep inclines, and rocky terrain. Great views and lots of flowers and cacti. Bring water!

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JAMES CARLSON
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Nice hike combining two trails. Suggest starting on the right on Circumference and then doing Ridgeline to get the rockier part done first. Lots of Brittlebush and a scattering of Lupines, Mallows and poppies blooming. Really nice hike.

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Ray Rubin
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Paige Ayers
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Nice hike.

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Andrew Dunn
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Wonderful hike! Scenic, moderately challenging inclines. I'd do this over any trails in Thunderbird. Far less crowded too.

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Jennifer Shafer
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Hiked with BV crew for birthday! Nice trail with lots of flowers!

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Taylor Berthusen
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Hiked this mountain twice so far and both times saw a rattlesnake at dusk.

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Alexis DiVincenzo
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Karen Reill
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This is my favorite trail in the northwest valley -- way better than Thunderbird, which is only a couple miles to the south. Deem Hill has nicely-maintained paths, not too much loose/scrabbly rock. Beautiful views to the north. Only moderately trafficked. Nice elevation gain.

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JoAnna Ignace
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Today was a gorgeous day to hike this mountain ridge high clouds beautiful blooming flowers love deems Ridge

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Curtis Bergeron
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