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Easy hike, but very scenic, and the facilities and trails are immaculate.

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Very crowded in January. Difficulty rating is more easy than moderate. The trail head was hard to find coming from Cave Creek. It's good there are trails close to the city, but it's just okay.

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A good trail close to the city. Beautiful views at the top, but the trail is hard to follow toward the end.

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Did Gateway Loop today. Going up to the Saddle, it's a bit of a climb. That peaks out at 2,378 feet. After that, it's all downhill back to the trailhead. Very scenic in the McDowell Mountains. For Monday, July 10, there were a lot of hikers out! 4.5 miles today. I intend to go back and do Bell Pass.

One of my favorites in the Phoenix area, beautiful scenery. Good workout too! Have seen rattlesnakes and tarantulas on this trail too....toilets at trailhead but no running water.