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A very busy trail, but rewarding for a newbie like me. The view was definitely worth the struggle to the top. Won't be doing it again for quite some time, but I am glad I did it.

Gorgeous views, lightly congested, tons of giant lizards..

It’s really not that hard but it’s not a tourist attraction without water and wearing flip flops either.
Exposed 100% of the time so bring sun protection and plenty of water. I personally use my hands a lot so free hands are recommended. A small and light camelback is ideal. No poles.
Finished it before 9AM on a Sunday and it wasn’t too busy or too hot. Just perfect. Temp in the low 80s.

nice scenery..alot of soft rock and loose rocks hiking up small mountains..another thats more for biking. buta nice day outing for sure..very easy a walk in the park

Fine hike. Last 1/3 of a mile is up rocks. Lots of people on the hike. Cool views. Nothing earth shattering to see, but good exercise.

I was on 100 for a short time yesterday, starting on 8 and then swinging over to a parallel trail and then on to 100. I have been meaning to go back to 2 Bit Peak, which I found once from 100 and another time from Piestewa Peak Park, though I didn't find that yesterday. I just meandered for a time on 100 and then jumped on 1A and headed back to parking. 100 is essentially a long, flat trail, with plenty of connectors for more challenging hiking. It's pretty anyway, and does provide a long walk through the desert. One time I drove to Tatum Drive, parked at Tomahawk Trail, and then hiked to Piestewa Peak Park and back. A good 6 miles one way. I am determined to find 2 Bit Peak again, so will spend more time on 100.

Great views and a good, if somewhat challenging, workout for the casual/recreational hiker. Keep an eye out for loose sand/gravel where you could lose your footing. This is just one of many trails at the park. Great layout with parking and restrooms at this trailhead. I will be going back to try the other trails.

Summit is beautiful! ☀️ You can get to the top in about fifteen minutes after a few go-arounds finding the best routes for you. There's a first "top" that is a good turning point if you don't feel comfortable rock climbing. It's pretty steep towards the top and I generally have to use my hands at certain parts, but the views are stunning and it's definitely not very crowded. I'm excited to do this trail in the fall so I can enjoy the sunset. Be careful - there is a ton of loose rock and I'd say the trip down is much more dangerous than the trip up because of it.

I hesitate to call this trail "easy," because my mother with knee issues would definitely struggle at certain parts of the trail. It's not difficult, however. It's much flatter than the summit trail, but is a longer distance. I think it took me about 45 minutes and this was my first time. It's very easy to get lost, but all the trails bleed back into each other eventually. You can go pretty far without seeing a 308 sign, but they pop back up eventually. One thing I did appreciate is that there is WAY less loose rock on the circumference trail than summit.

Love this quick butt kicker! The North Mountain Tower Road construction has displaced people who typically use the Tower Road off 7th St, so this Trailhead is getting pretty crowded. There are only about 20 parking spots in the lot & virtually no street parking in the neighborhood. Get there early to snag a spot or park at the Visitors Center and extend your hike a bit.

Been hiking for 9 years now and so far, THE BEST ONE EVER. Not for beginners, but definitely worth it for every hiker if he/she can make it to the top.

awesome trail!

walking
4 days ago

This is one of my absolute favorite spots to go in the early morning as the sun is coming up. The view of the sunrise is gorgeous, and it’s the perfect trail to walk with my dog since it isn’t heavily trafficked. You need to be alert for bikers whipping around corners from either direction, but otherwise, it’s a great spot!

This trail is good if you take the "101" loop where it splits off from "100". Otherwise it's just flat and boring with no variety. Alternatively, you can turn left where the trail head starts from the visitor center instead of right, it will travel alongside 7th st. until it loops back around to meet trail 100 that leads you back to the visitor center. More variety/incline/shade that way.

Hands down my favorite trail, when it’s not busy. I was pretty frustrated today with the amount of people that were rude and not adhering to simple hiking rules. A lot of people were playing loud music.

However, it’s amazing. So beautiful. My therapy without the cost. I would pick this over almost any hike in the valley...but only at sunset. It’s the most beautiful place to watch the sunset. You have enough time to get down in the twilight.

Make sure to wear shoes that don’t hurt your toes on a decline.

My reason for loving this is there are a lot of beautiful stops to relax and also a solid amount of shade. It’s a good 10 degrees cooler at the top.

A bit to busy for us. People were listening to music on speakers and running up and down. Started the walk at 6am and it took us an hour to get to the top with stops. Lots of hummingbirds near the top. I wouldn’t say the hike is hard it’s moderate, right at the top it’s rock climbing for about two meters.

Did Mojave today. Wonder about the spelling of the name. The sign on the street reads Mojave but the signs on the trail read Mohave. Oh well, Mojave is Mohave is Mojave, I guess. The trail might be said to proceed along two wings, one to the north and one to the south. The northbound wing is easy and nearly effortless, with just a little elevation gain, but the southbound wing is much trickier, or even downright tricky. That trail quickly narrows, until eventually it is completely blocked. To the left is a field of smaller flat rocks offering plenty of room for rattlesnakes to lay in wait, and to the right is a boulder and other larger rocks blocking the trail, also offering room for snakes. You can climb over if you are willing, but the trail past that point becomes so narrow as to require use of handholds. If you make it that far you probably won't be going back and you are greeted by a final scramble over rocks to reach the true top. Today, after I came down, there was a very attractive girl with a dog who started up the same way. I thought to ask her if she had ever been up that way before but didn't want her to get the wrong impression so just let her go. Mojave is a short hike, but challenging if one tackles the southbound wing. Fun stuff.

I definitely wouldn't rate this as "hard." I would go more along the lines of "easy" to "moderate." There is nothing wrong with the trail, it's just an average trail. The final destination being driveable kind of ruins it since it adds a lot more people at the top.

Fun 5k run!

What a great day! The second part of trail is essentially rock climbing but very rewarding at the top!

hiking
8 days ago

I started my day searching for the 100 so that I could find 2 Bit Peak. I knew the 1A joined the 100, but wound up on a stretch of the 1A I did not recognize. Feeling a bit lost, I finally did come to the 100, but by then I was wiped out and ready to go home! Once I had found the 100, I couldn't lose it and also didn't find the 1A again right off. I knew I was close to familiar trails even though I didn't recognize anything and continued on to an unmarked trail which eventually reached the 8, and I knew my way again. I continued on the 8 until I reached the 8B, and then turned and headed back to the park. At the top of the 8B I saw someone coming down the side of a mountain on a trail I had never noticed before. A cute girl headed up the same trail right in front of me, but I did not follow. I just headed down the 8B and back to parking close by. I tripped on the 8B and nearly tumbled head first off the trail, but I caught myself. Needless to say, Piestewa Peak Park offers some adventurous hiking even though it's in the heart of the city. Plenty of Cactus flowers out today.

Nice hike- Good ups and down.Started with the summit trail and decided to break for the freedom one, loved it being a peaceful hike.

hiking
8 days ago

This trail was a lot of fun and challenging. It felt like I was rock climbing as you get to the top. I would call this a trail loosely because there is no visible trail. You end up following blue dots sprayed on rocks that mark the best route. It seemed dicey at times but the view from the top is worth it.

It was nice at the beginning. Getting steep at around 1.5 mile after flat took few break as it getting steep but windy helps too. No shade nice view. Could not finish the trail because the steep really get to me also hot weather. End up 5.2 miles only cuz I went wrong trail once

I consider myself a beginner hiker still..although I completed this mountain 2 times before a couple of years ago..this mountain challenged everything i thought I knew about hiking mixed with the heat and the sun beaming down on me i def. had to push through. People you encounter on this mountain are also friendly..encouraging you to keep going and making sure you have enough water..

mountain biking
9 days ago

Bursera is a cool loop. Great workout on foot and mtn biking. Nice cliffs and fun to catch this loop coming down from the north trails.

mountain biking
9 days ago

This is tough trail riding up, but down is easy, just have to stay slow due to others on trail. Best to ride up and stay legt to make do loop.

This is one of my favorite to mtn bike. Hiking it is too easy unless you are taking slower hiker(s) out to overlook the city.

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