Lost Dog Wash Trail to Sunrise Peak via Sunrise Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Lost Dog Wash Trail to Sunrise Peak via Sunrise Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1404 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

no shade

This is an out and back hike that approaches Sunrise Peak in the McDowell-Sonoran Preserve from the west via the Sunrise Peak trail which begins at the Lost Dog Wash trailhead. It's a quiet, comfortable, gradual climb through prime Sonoran Desert before taking a steep spur trail on the last 0.2 mile to the top of Sunrise Peak. The summit affords amazing 360-degree views of metro Phoenix, the Superstition Mountains and Four Peaks Wilderness.

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21 days ago

The scenic beauty is breathtaking even when it's 104f. I used trekking poles but you really don't need them. There handy if you come upon a snake.

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