Turnbuckle to Granite Falls to Pyrite to Pyrite Summit Loop

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Turnbuckle to Granite Falls to Pyrite to Pyrite Summit Loop is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Buckeye, Arizona that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 7.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,076 feet Route Type: Loop

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1 month ago

Maybe my favorite in Skyline Regional Park. It takes you to the far western section of the park. You get great 360 degree views from the summit if you choose to go there. Good workout especially if you approach the trail from Chuckwalla as that approach offers much quicker elevation gain. I would suggest doing this trail from both directions. Great scenery either way. Depending on how you approach this trail the distance will be 7 plus miles. Bring enough water and maybe a snack or two.

2 months ago

Many nice views, moderate hike and above valley bad air. Spring bloom is beautiful.

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4 months ago

The views are excellent, the terrain makes you work, but is doable. I went on a Monday morning thinking there won't be many people, but the parking lot was already full when I got there. At the foothills it was very crowded, but did clear up as I got higher.

5 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful scenery on Pyrite. We added the switchbacks on Turnbuckle for a full loop.

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5 months ago

Great hike, especially if you go to the summit. The first part of it, Turnbuckle to Granite Falls was boring as it is mostly flat with typical desert scenery. Once you get more into Granite Falls and onto Pyrite, then you really start climbing. The views are outstanding if you go to the summit. You have 360 degree views from up there. Very peaceful. Once I left the summit and got back to the Pyrite trail, I headed towards the Chuckwalla trail.This will take you back to the trailhead through Granite Falls and finally Turnbuckle. This is a long trail, so make sure you have plenty of water and start early. I would do this trail again.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike. Simple with enough incline to work you out. The view at the top completely makes it worth it. A long hike so make sure you bring plenty of water. I would definitely do this hike again.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views! Not too hard of inclines. Multiple ways to get to the base and to come down. Absolutely beautiful panoramic views from the top.

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1 month ago

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