Young Man Trail

HARD 28 reviews
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Young Man Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,007 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

off trail

Non marked trail accessed from Desert Classic Trail. Good climb to the top. West is Mid Life Crisis Trail, East is Scott's Ridge Trail. Can be made into a loop going east or west from the top. Go west to link into either Old Man Trail or National Trail. Go east to link into Chihuahua Trail or continue to Marcos De Niza Trail. None of these trails are marked with signs but are easy to follow if you have trail experience. Great hike at night under a Full Moon. Traffic is light until you link to Marcos de Niza Trail.

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2 months ago

The figure "8" on the map is relatively flat. The climb is in a ravine and can be easy to miss. It is marked by a post that (today) had whatever marking that was on it torn off. It was simply a post. In short, look for the second post then turn right. The vertical portion is a descent out-and-back climb with a lot of switchbacks. Be careful on your way down. I almost took a 50' dive because I didn't pick my feet up high enough on one switchback. It can be easy to get "lost" on the back side of the apex. Beautiful 360 degree view from the apex of Phoenix and to the south. only saw 2 people on Young Man portion of the trail. Lots of mountain bikers on Desert Classic. Enjoy!

hiking
Friday, August 18, 2017

Nice challenging trail. Difficult to identify which canyon the trail breaks off into due to poor marking. Easily missed the turn ending up backtracking. Some scrambling required as one gets quarter of the way to the top. But what a view once there!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I didn't think it was that Hard. Steep but not hard. I took it to Hidden Valley one day. That was much Harder I thought. Because, I kept losing the trail. But it's a great Shortcut to Midlife Crisis then down to Hidden Valley or back to Pima Canyon.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Non marked trail accessed from Desert Classic Trail. Good climb to the top. West is Mid Life Crisis Trail, East is Scott's Ridge Trail. Can be made into a loop going east or west from the top. Go west to link into either Old Man Trail or National Trail. Go east to link into Chihuahua Trail or continue to Marcos De Niza Trail. None of these trails are marked with signs but are easy to follow if you have trail experience. Great hike at night under a Full Moon. Traffic is light until you link to Marcos de Niza Trail.

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recorded Track - Aug 10, 02:09 PM

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