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Geronimo Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.0 mi Elevation gain 1,207 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Bird watching

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Wild flowers

Wildlife

Over grown

Rocky

Scramble

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Sam M.
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

Very rocky and challenging trail ride. Uphill riding is very rocky. This is not for beginners. Know that you will be hitting larger rocks going downhill that can be dangerous and open you up for falls.

Zackary Mendoza
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HikingRocky
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Isaiah Gonzalez
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HikingBugsRocky

Nice hike! Would definitely recommend

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Grant House
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Hiking

Deceptively longer than felt. Beautiful sight at top. Saw bobcat or coyote on trail.

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Alexandra Kempton
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Hiking

Gorgeous!!!

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Tara Tsinnijinnie
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loved it

Paulina Blythe
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HikingNo shadeOver grownRocky
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Kathi Greer
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Hiking

Loved this trail. Moderate. Beautiful wildflowers. Check out my recording. :)

danny flynn
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Hiking

Day off Friday, so I went and did Geronimo. I had done that trail a few times before, but not since 2016. The hike begins with a little bouldering to reach the trail. After that it goes up, way up, before turning down again. I remember there being a massive wash below the trail, and I found the wash but it was far from massive. A long wash anyway. I also remember there being a rock wall behind which bees swarmed or nested. I found the wall today, too, but the bees were on the trail side so I scooted quickly away for fear of the bees being of the killer variety. The trail going west winds up on a long bed of giant boulders pushed up from underground. I did remember that, and it was much as I remembered, Hazardous! One could easily fall there and break leg, arm, or maybe head. In more than a few spots I stopped to study the trail carefully to find my way safely down off the rocks. Fortunately, I made it. The trail ends up on the Boy Scout Camp on 20th Street, and I think the Boy Scouts use the trail for rock climbing. There are ropes hanging off the rocks. It was not a terribly long hike, being not even quite three miles. Other hikers have said that there is no parking for the trail, but there is a little bit of parking in an alleyway off of 20th Street. Geronimo is a fun and challenging hike. Highly recommended.

Janessa G
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Hiking

Nice hike! Great scenery, a lot of green and blossomed flowers. Very few people on the trail. One negative was that there was a lot of dog poop

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Tupac Enrique
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HikingRocky

Beautiful desert spring blooms and greenery right now, after all the recent rains. Practicing social distancing right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was some nice, healthy therapy for our family.

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Marlina Arciero
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HikingOver grownRocky
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Lee Ann C.
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HikingRockyScramble
Lauren Marie
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HikingOver grownRocky

Loved it!! We saw two people the entire time we were out. It was an easy one to run down

Samantha Reed
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HikingRocky

One of the better hikes at South Mountain. Do it!!!

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Hollie Thornton
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Hiking

Good trail. Not too busy when we started at 9:30. Good elevation and not too technical.

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Tracy N.
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HikingRocky

We started about 10:45. Hardly any people and only a few bikers. We took our time and my dog did great. I will definitely do this trail again since it wasn't overly crowded like some are. It is a little rocky in a couple of spots.

Julia Yousif
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HikingRocky
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Aero Niki
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Hiking

Prefer to start before the sun comes up, the view is beautiful... a lot of off road bikers so be careful

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Angela Howe
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Hiking

Easy trail done.

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Kara @karaishere
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HikingRocky
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Amy .
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Hiking

This is my new favorite south mountain trail! Look at trail recordings to find unmarked dirt parking area. Trail is a lot of rock steps to start, goes through really pretty areas of overhanging trees and ... greenery! Feels quite secluded. Skinny trails well marked in spots but you need to look for trail pickups after boulders/washes. Just a beautiful trail... think this is the one I will drag my husband and daughter onto ;). went Saturday and only saw 6 hikers and 2 min bikers. Mountain bikers say Boy Scout camp ppl will let u go out thru their property to exit. I think I’ll try this going up then connecting to midlife crisis... (to avoid the flats on national) then use the unmarked little used cut through down to national (just after you go down the big hill, left at tree just before big rock at point where midlife and national are closest together) then on down to 24th lot. Or...pop down and up corona de Loma, haven’t tried that yet. LOVE GERONIMO!!!!!

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