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14 hours ago

Not much in the way of scenery, but does offer nice views overlooking the city. Definitely qualifies as "leg day."

Love Quartz Ridge, and you can vary it up by starting at Squaw Peak northernmost trailhead, 32nd and Lincoln, or 40th St trailheads.

Probably my my favorite hiking trail in Phoenix. Good workout, I like to get the shared trail with the heavy traffic summit trail out of the way first, so when you break off from the summit trail it's nice and peaceful.

hiking
16 hours 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!

Easy trail but the view at sunset is breathtaking.

This isn't the most difficult hike in the Phoenix area, but it is about as beautiful as the desert gets. And you can definitely get your heart rate up due to the elevation gain and semi-rocky terrain. This was my favorite hike in the area... I wish this would have continued on for another few miles.