Pyramid Trail

MODERATE 144 reviews
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Pyramid Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 September until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1322 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

hiking
3 days ago

Moderate to Difficult elevation gain. Some pretty views both out and back. A good deal of company on a Saturday morning/afternoon, but not crowded. Took just about 3 hours with about 4-5 short breaks and a couple 15 minute breaks to snack and rest. Overall, a nice city hike.

hiking
24 days ago

This hike was a little harder than anticipated so I didn’t complete the 3.1 miles in but it was still amazing at the 2.1 mile point. It has amazing views!

26 days ago

Great hike

hiking
1 month ago

Great workout!

hiking
1 month ago

This hike was rated as moderate and I believe it was more moderate/difficult. The switch backs to the top of Pyramid Mountain were a bit challenging but definitely worth the challenge and a wonderful feeling of accomplishment when completed. Some very pretty views along the way and once on top. Trail is marked very well.

1 month ago

Do it all the time. Love it!

2 months ago

Great trail, the final climb to the peak is challenging but worth it!

3 months ago

Excellent views, well-marked, well-maintained trail. Definitely recommend!

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike in the Southern portions of South Mountain. It'll get your heart pumping for sure! Good views await at the top! I need to spend more time hiking in this area.

hiking
3 months ago

Narrow and steep with amazing views!

hiking
3 months ago

I’ve only done this once so far and it was a while ago, so not really fresh in my mind, but I know it’s really like a mile on flat ground and then a pretty good elevation gain in a pretty short time. This trail connects with other trails (I think National Trail) so you can make this as long or as short as you want to. Just turn around when you want to be done. I don’t think it’s even 3 miles to the peak, so you could just get to the peak and turn around. No need to keep going after that, unless you want to.

hiking
3 months ago

Incredible view from the top!

hiking
3 months ago

This trail can go up to 2400 elevation. Hike was tough it's better to go when it's a bit cooler. Definitely a challenge, will be back as I didn't reach the peak which is about a Lil over 3 miles in.

3 months ago

Smooth easy trail with gradual climb. A lot of friendly people. Nice relaxing hike, bring your dog they would enjoy it too

hiking
8 months ago

First time hiking anything on South Mountain, was a lot of fun, definitely will go back in the fall

hiking
10 months ago

Many trail options. Amazing View and easy to follow trails that are easy to intense. Great place. I did over 7 miles and only scratched the surface.

10 months ago

I love the beautiful views when you're hiking this trail

hiking
10 months ago

I live close and do this hike at least 2 times a week. You can see all of awhatukee and even climb to the top of South mountain. Great work out for running.

hiking
11 months ago

This is a very nice scenic trail... Well established trail, not much rock hopping ... smooth path. But, elevation can be taxing... Go early, watch the Sunrise.

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome trail. Well marked and very easy to follow. The first 1.5 out is fairly gradual. The last mile or so to the summit will give your cardio a test. Lots of other hikers, runners and dog walkers. BRING WATER.

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