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Ranger, Pyramid, Bees Knees National Trail Loop

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South Mountain Preserve

Ranger, Pyramid, Bees Knees National Trail Loop is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from September until April.

Length 12.4 mi Elevation gain 2,949 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No shade

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Reviews (41)
Photos (971)
Recordings (39)
Completed (99)
Jacob Molinaro
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Good trail, but definitely hard. I trail ran this loop and the third elevation gain killed my legs. I came on a cloudy morning so I didn’t have many issues with sun, but if the clouds hadn’t been out I would have baked in the sun. Bring your hat and lots of water and enjoy the great views!

Christiana Aguayo Cejudo
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Grant House
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Great for trail running. Incline at the beginning and then rolling hills once the loop begins ! Saw a rattlesnake about 4.5 miles into the loop. Gravel paths a lot of the way

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Timothy Hodges
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R Walia
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HikingNo shade

Beautiful hike, great exercise, blissful solitude. Be prepared with plenty of water I’d say at least 3L and a snack. Use the toilet before starting. The hike reveals the true beauty of our desert but that means the vegetation is scant and shrubby; not many areas along the long hike to attend to nature’s calls. The trail is well marked and kept but there are a couple of spots where I really relied on my AllTrails app to keep me on track.

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Craig Keenan
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Come for the challenge, stay for the ridgeline.

Andrea Price
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Great hike! Definitely would do it again

Paulette Cotten
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Awesome. Flowers were gorgeous. Group of six seniors completed today

Alexis Cryer
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Hiking
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Hardest hike ive ever done! But i went a little off trail going up and ended up rock climbing (i crawled up the mountain) and then i took the trail down!

Alejandro L
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Ashley Gee
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Anthony Lee
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Christiana Aguayo Cejudo
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Ashley Gee
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Christy S.
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Andrew DiNatale
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Stuart Stevenson
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Jake Meister
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Chantel Malin
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Nicki Stone
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TJ Soto
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Stuart Stevenson
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R Walia
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Hannah Ag
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Danielle Koping
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Stuart Stevenson
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Craig Keenan
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Brianna Barnes
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