Sunrise Mountain Trail

MODERATE 179 reviews
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Sunrise Mountain Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Peoria, 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
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
626 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

no shade

trail running
1 day ago

For running, a little bit of gravel on the steep downhill slows the pace, but it's Arizona and to be expected. I'll be back to do more running here.

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mountain biking
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Good short hike. Not very busy on Saturday morning.

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9 days ago

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19 days ago

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19 days ago

There are a network of trails of varying difficulty and length to hike and the mountain is big enough that even when it is busy you aren’t on top of other people. Personally I found the difficult routes to be easier than the easier routes but that may just be preference. There is plenty to enjoy here. You must park at the park and walk down a dirt path toward the elementary school to get to the trailhead.

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1 month ago

Great for early morning hikes before work.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great Blue level hike. There are several options, so pay attention to the trail markers to avoid the strenuous options.

The location for this park is actually not correct. It is Sunrise Mountain Trail, but it has nothing to do with Hillcrest Park. The trail is on Sunrise Mountain Preserve and it is in Peoria, Arizona. The place where you can park is called Westwing Neighborhood Park (adjacent to Westwing Elementary School).

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1 month ago

Great trail and i also went over to another peak by the Sunrise Relief Mine. There are several unmarked trails that can lead you away from the main trail.

You need to pay attention to these, and on a positive note they allow more exploration then if you just stay on the Sunrise Mountain Trail.

Once i was 1/2 mile from the car i was alone for the entire hike. It is a very scenic hike with great views and lots of different plants. This is going to be a monthly hike from now on. Bring 3 quarts of water to be on the safe side and snacks.