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Javelina Canyon and Ridgeline Loop Trail

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South Mountain Preserve

Javelina Canyon and Ridgeline Loop Trail is a 3.4 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 best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 561 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Bugs

Rocky

No shade

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Reviews (946)
Photos (688)
Recordings (898)
Completed (1630)
Xinia G
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HikingNo shadeRocky

先走停车场东边的Trail,西边相对平坦、先急后缓比较适合初学者

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Vanessa Martinez
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Nathan Hensley
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Mountain bikingNo shadeRocky

If mountain biking take ridge line then jc. Great steep climb to a narly decent. Watch out for hikers!

Del Wright
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Bryce Stabenow
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Crossover from Javalina to Ridgeline was not well marked and easy to miss. Lots of big rocks and loose gravel, so make sure to take time on the decline. Tons of hills and beautiful views.

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Brooke Gould
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Hiking

Super hot and very gravely. We took JC and ridge line trails for the loop

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Miranda Chavez
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Hiking

Took our pup on this trail for his first birthday. Lots of pretty rocks and wildflowers. It was pretty trafficked because the trail is mostly flat. If you’re looking for a good workout, I wouldn’t recommend unless you plan on jogging or running. I felt myself wishing it had a bit more difficulty but it was still fun to get out and enjoy the weather.

Nancy Joy
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Hiking

Perfect hike for a little exercise and some great views... kind of rocky but not bad. And to the guy in the Jeep that gave us directions and then an orange in the parking lot to top it off, thank you kindly!!

Shea Click
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Good trail, there is no shade though. Wear sunscreen and a hat!! Start to the left to do the ridge line first! Took us about 2 hours to complete. There are a lot of trails in this area so pay attention to where you are going.

Shripathi Krishnan
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Hiking

The javelina segment is pretty boring but it gets good once you turn into the ridge line.

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wes webb
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Nice trail, clean with little traffic on a Friday morning. Rattlesnake sightings.

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Andy Schmitt
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Hiking

.Nice trail for a workout. lots of hills once you get to the Ridgeline trail. Wear good traction shoes, lots of rocks and loose gravel/dirt.

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Kylee LaPrise
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This is a trail with great views, but it is VERY rocky. We were hiking it on Easter and a man fell and broke his ankle a few feet in front of us on the small loose rocks. When hiking please take care on the downhill to watch your step. It is VERY easy to fall.

Ashley Jensen
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Bonnie L.
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Scott Burdette
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heeral patel
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Hiking

Great trail, esp. right now with wildflowers blooming! Changes in incline keep the hike interesting with beautiful views throughout. We got off path on our way back so just be careful to follow the trail carefully! Very few bikers but keep in eye out.

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Brenda Hendrickson
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Hiking

This was a great hike I started on 46th took Javelin Canyon to Mormon Loop Trail then on to National and back to Mormon and finished on the Javelin ridge line

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Mars K.
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Kathy Emerson
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Nice easy desert hike with great views of the city. Did Javelina to Ridgeline to Beverly, making it a 3.8 mile hike.

Susan Michaels
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Arvin Gonzalez
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Hiking

Good hike. Depends on which route you start it can be easy and then challenging or challenging and then easy. Either way there be a point where it be more trails and if you want to stick to this route make sure you have it to guide you. Most of the part on the trail I had reception so didn't have to download. overall great hike. Take a hat and sunscreen because your exposure is just sun.

Kevin Keryk
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Hiking

Great hiking challenge for teenagers! Took the family out for this one and it was a challenger for my teenager and my youngest one. We started out on Ridgeline Trail with lots of ups and downs which helped get the blood pumping but used up most of our energy. Javelina Canyon trail was smooth and a breeze to come back down. We were treated to lots of wildflowers along the way on the North facing slopes of South Mountain. Went on Saturday and all the parking spots were filled by 8AM when we arrived. Going counterclockwise around this loop, we finished by 11AM even with taking a few short breaks along the way to enjoy the views from the top. Lots of mountain bikers along the way so be alert hikers!

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