DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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24 days ago

The trail starts out on a dirt service road. Be careful to watch the left side for the start of the trail proper. The marker was slightly hidden by a bush when I was there but look for the yellow fire hydrant. After that everything is marked very well. You start on the circumference trail then about .8 in is the Ridgeline loop. You don't really hit the absolute summit even though this was used as a summit in one year of the Phoenix 7 summits. There are great views of the Arizona Canal, a blue streak through the brown desert. The trail is mostly hard rock and loose medium size stone with patches of flat dirt trail. I started at 7:30 and was out at 9:30 (I'm not the fastest hiker) and it was getting bit hot. I won't start that late again during the summer. It's a very nice walk though with nice elevation change without being crazy like Piestewa.