Sunrise Peak via Sunrise Trail

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Sunrise Peak via Sunrise Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fountain Hills, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1092 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

views

wildlife

3 days ago

Spectacular views, especially at sunrise! Challenging trail.

hiking
7 days ago

I LOVE this Trail. When I use to visit the Valley, I use to get off work at 3pm and high tail it to this place. the scenery is breath taking! Now that I live in the Valley, I'm here almost every Friday.

11 days ago

awesome hike...mostly packed dirt..

hiking
13 days ago

A nice, moderately challenging hike. If you live in North/Northeast Scottsdale, and want to get away from the usual crowds of Camelback and Piestewa, consider checking it out. Cool views of Fountain Hills and you can see the fountain go every hour!

hiking
14 days ago

It was an excellent hike! There were really nice views and it wasn't overcrowded, which is great!

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful views!

hiking
17 days ago

Excellent hike the views are really nice and except for a few rocky areas the trail in very nice shape. The short spur up to the peak is challenging and being a mountain goat would come in handy

hiking
18 days ago

We started at 3:00pm and finished up around 5:15pm. This is a great workout with gorgeous views at several points, and well worth it at the top! Sunset is beautiful here!

hiking
19 days ago

It's a nice city escape hike with some good views. I'd hike it again.

22 days ago

Excellent.

29 days ago

I liked that this trail isn’t overly crowded. I went midday when everyone else was finishing. Some jerk let his mutt poop on the trail and didn’t clean it up. You will get a good workout and your heart rate will go up. Work those glutes and make it to the top!! I did.

1 month ago

Great views and not overly difficult so you get the best of both worlds. Definitely would recommend.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike, be careful we got caught in the dark....

hiking
1 month ago

This was a good workout with beautiful views of The Valley. Not terribly difficult and not too busy on a Saturday morning (overflow parking available). Hikers were courteous. Will be back.

1 month ago

Loved it! Beautiful!

1 month ago

Loved this trail, took 2- Kids, 6 and 7 years old and they made it to the top. Parking minimal. Beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

Not enough parking for how popular the trail is. I waited in the overflow lot for a space @ 9:30 on a Sunday morning. The trail itself had great views the whole way, and the 360 degree views from the peak are spectacular. It was 'hold onto your phone with both hands' windy at the peak. Almost all hikers as the trail is not great for running or biking.

2 months ago

Hike gets strenuous, with prolonged gains in elevation, just as you’re about to reach the intersection to turn up to the peak. However, at that point there are amazing views. Enjoyed the hike!

2 months ago

Amazing! This was a little hard, but the top was breathtaking!!! Make sure to have a Tonto pass.

hiking
2 months ago

Just beautiful from every angle.

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