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Pima Wash and Mormon Loop

moderate(151)
South Mountain Preserve

Pima Wash and Mormon Loop is a 6.4 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 accessible year-round.

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 853 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

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rocky
14 hours ago

Fun hike with great views, hidden valley loop at the end has some spots where you have to work your way up some rocks, and the "fat man pass" that is only about 18 inches wide. Easy to avoid this section with a shortcut if any of that is a problem.

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no shade
over grown
washed out
3 days ago

Further you get back the tighter the spaces are. Plenty of lizards/bees to keep you company. Recommend extra water and a way to create shade out of minimal supplies. Average sized male with heavy gear (50+lbs) used 3.0liters of water total trip.

3 days ago

Great spot to hike especially for a beginner and little one!

for some reason I was not able to find fat man's pass or hidden tunnel or hidden valley on the old trails app

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no shade
rocky
scramble
21 days ago

First time ever hiking in Phoenix. This trail did not disappoint. It was challenging and long (2hrs) for the 7mi round trip. Beautiful desert settings and great pictures. A lot of people is the only drawback. Be prepared to have strong ankles and plenty of water.

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1 month ago

FAT MANS PASS TRAIL

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

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rocky
2 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

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no shade
9 months ago

This was a great hike. Once you get to boulders, the trail is hard to follow which is why I am glad we had the app to follow the trail. Our boys (14 and 16) loved climbing the boulders. Go early as it gets warm quickly. Take lots of water. Hidden Valley is so green right now and so peaceful. This is a hike we would definitely do again.

Thu Jan 10 2019

trails are badly sign posted.. we ended up on the national trail which was steep.. couldn't make it to the top for the view so had to turn back....

Thu Jan 03 2019

Great trail for the whole family, even the young ones.

hiking
Sun May 13 2018

This is a great hike for a workout, but the scenery isn't too impressive. The views of the surrounding scenery was very impressive and worth the trip alone.

Sat Mar 31 2018

I've done these loops more than 10 times. it is a family favorite. Fat Man's Pass is especially fun There's many boulders to climb and there are a few places where you can see the Phoenix valley, it's fun to see the airplanes come in at Sky Harbor. Be prepared to scramble just a bit. My husband and I were introduced to this hike by some friends and we will be forever grateful.

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