Ruth Hamilton Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Ruth Hamilton Trail is a 3.3 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
918 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Good vigorous hike. Started at Lincoln & 32nd with my dog, we ascended the peak just to the southwest of the bench on the saddleback in about 1 hour. Fantastic view, nice breeze on the top. Better wear hiking boots if you're going to climb the peak; sharp rocks will tear up your ankles if you're not careful!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Went up Ruth Hamilton (8B) late yesterday. About 110. First did the easy Nature Trail (304) loop west to east and then swung over to the 8B on the way out. I call the 8B moderate at best, verging on hard, given the steep, narrow, and Rocky trail. It's a bit of a climb with a handy park bench waiting at the top. 8B travels between Piestewa Peak Park and Quartz Ridge right next door. Not a bad little side trail.

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6 months ago

it really makes your calves burn and beautiful scenery.

7 months ago

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11 months ago

trail running
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Great hike! Less crowded alternative in the area!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

I came up Ruth Hamilton today from the 8A (Quartz Ridge). I wasn't expecting that. I was first heading out the 8 (L.V. Yates) from Squaw Peak on the way to Tatum Boulevard but I somehow wound on the 8A, and then there was the 8B (Ruth Hamilton). I came back to Squaw Peak on the 8B. It connects to the Freedom Trail (304), which then goes right back to parking on Squaw Peak Drive. Heading up the 8B from the direction I came calls for some climbing, but then there is a comfy park bench at the top. It also involves some tricky footwork. Watch your step or risk a fall. I think Ruth Hamilton is one of the more interesting trails in the park.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016