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hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
22 hours ago

Great trail but it is not marked. We ended up hiking 7.5 miles because we got lost. There was no one on the trail, just us and the dogs. Beautiful at sunset. We got so lost we ended up just hiking back the way we came. I would not recommend at night and I would say keep your all trails map open on this one the closer you get to the top. You’ll need it or you’ll get lost like us

running
23 hours ago

Simple little jog around the lake, the moon was out so it made the lake glow a bit. Not much of a challenge unless you decide to run around the golf course as well

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
1 day ago

I did about 3.5 miles of this trail last weekend. The views were really pretty along the first 3.5 miles and I only encountered 5 other people (2 were a couple hiking together) which is nice if you are looking for something a little quieter than Peralta which can get busier. However, AVOID WEAVER’S CROSSSCUT TRAIL if you are trying to do a shorter version of this loop. When I set out on this hike i knew i wouldnt make the full loop since I started in the afternoon and the sun in December sets around 5:20pm. I planned to do an out and back, but saw a trail marked trail in AllTrails that is just south of Weaver’s Needle and connects Terrapin to Peralta Canyon, (about 3 miles in to the loop when you start by taking Bluff Springs), and figured I would try it. MISTAKE. And I wish I had turned back sooner than I did after starting the crosscut trail. I would highly recommend AVOIDING the “crosscut” trail. This trail did not have a name in the map on All Trail’s, but upon further research (done after my hike/exploring this trail) it is called “Weaver’s Crosscut Trail”. There is little info online, some info from 2001 indicated it wasn’t terrible but a little overgrown—yet the same page notes there is no trail and route finding is necessary. The trail picks up and then drops, even in spots where there is a trail or cairns, it is EXTREMELY overgrown and EXTREMELY hard to follow after about a half mile in from Terrapin. I was very close to connecting to Peralta Canyon but had so many large boulders overhead that my phone GPS stopped working (never have had that happen to me before and I hike regularly and prefer remote hikes). Where it connects to Peralta Canyon is also fairly steep, and still just as overgrown. So I turned around. However, my pants were shredded to the point I’m not sure I’ll wear them any further (RIP), I’d been stabbed by thorny branches numerous times, and my legs overall are bumped, bruised, and scraped up all the way up to my butt. However, the actual loop trail is very well maintained and pretty easy to follow. Once or twice near the stream bed there wasn’t a direct path that I saw, but as long as you stay with the creek, you are good. I will come back in the early spring before it is too warm but when the days are just a little longer to get maximum time to do the full 12 mile loop and enjoy all the angles of Weaver’s Needle. There was some water flow when we went and overall I did like getting a closer view of Weaver’s Needle on this trail.

hiking
scramble
1 day ago

Hear me out - this hike has gorgeous views, but getting there is a completely different story. A few points: • The first 2km require some moderate scrambling. • You eventually hit a parking lot and the trail temporarily merges with the Calico trail. We accidentally followed it and added an easy 30-40min to our route. Use the app’s GPS to make sure you’re on the right track. • Which brings me to my next point: the trail isn’t well marked. We ended up using the app’s GPS every 10min or so to ensure we were on the right track after our little mishap. • The last 5km are mostly in bed wash. In hindsight, having accidentally done the Calico trail, I’d just do that one.

hiking
1 day ago

Low 60’s sunshine with clouds. Great day. December. Wore hiking pants, sleeveless wo shirt tucked in (keep bugs from sneaking onto your skin) and a light long sleeve quarter zip over, and Salomons’. If you’re in shorts without good boots you messed up. Lots of sun first portion, 2 miles in there are 2-3 tick ride-along program sections. Brushed them off every few minutes. Second portion lots of overgrowth, holding dew and got soaked. People complain about the growth but it was fun, felt like a real backwoods hike. Had to duck, jump over, push through many areas. Top is amazing. Views all around are incredible. Went all the way to “peak” but wasn’t worth it. Best view at the seismic equipment. Probably awesome views if you turn right and scramble up the rocks before the equipment but didn’t do it. I’m fitter than most and went steady pace admiring my surroundings. Took 3 hours 15 minutes. Worked up a sweat but didn’t mind. Messed around up top, snacked, took pics and realized I’d been there about 45 minutes. Picked up pace on way down, 2 hours. Saw one other solo on way down, that’s it. Amazing. From truck, back to truck, my Garmin said 11.25 miles, 5.75 hours, 1500 cals. Great hike, great workout, not for beginners.

Best trail we did in Poconos!

59 degrees sunny/cloudy December day. Perfect. Most of trail closed but doable. Went counter clockwise. Some steep climbs great scenery. Washed out portions but no problem. Coming down gorgeous views. 5 miles great hike.

This hike begins in Sierra Madre and follows the Little Santa Anita stream up to First Water. In 1888, local cigar maker, Emil Duetsch erected the Quarter-Way House were hikers could get refreshments. The house became known as the Old Trading Post and unfortunately, burned down in 1945. The peaceful stream remains. Orchard Camp is the midpoint between Sierra Madre and Mt. Wilson following the Mt. Wilson Trail. In 1864, Don Benito Wilson built Half-Way House as a rest point to accommodate teams hauling equipment and supplies along the trail. In the 1890s, Orchard Camp was developed as a resort selling fruit from the surrounding groves to travelers using the trail and camp. In the 1900s, it expanded into a popular vacation spot by adding cabins, tents and even a pavilion for dancing. Unfortunately, the Flood of 1938 destroyed all the structures and after World War II, Orchard Camp was completely abandoned... all that remains of Orchard Camp are foundation remnants.

Easy 5 mile out and back hike with outstanding views of Saguaro Lake and the 4 Peaks

hiking
muddy
washed out
1 day ago

The trail was totally flooded in parts on a rainy December day but it was still gorgeous. Only got about 3 miles in due to my socks getting soaked pretty quick but I want to come back in the summer!!

Not the best views. Was expecting a lot more. Didn’t live up to its name.

hiking
1 day ago

Wonderful morning hike/walk I took before studying to clear my head. Trail is well maintained. Definitely keep your dogs on leash because the trail is shared with horse riders. My pup was definitely a little spooked as we pulled off the trail to let some riders pass. Saw people from babies, to some older folks; everyone was super nice and it was very easy to find!

A Tempe/PHX classic hike near population centers. Unique geology and cool views of the Phoenix skyline. Good option close to the Phoenix Zoo.

This is a good hike but very hilly in the beginning. I’m out of shape and the beginning of the hike was quite tough but I made it through. Overall I would do the hike again to build up strength

hiking
1 day ago

12/12/19 The waterfall is flowing lightly as of today. Had this trail mostly to myself on this beautiful morning. I ran into only 4 people on my way back down from the waterfall. I’m not sure who said this trail isn’t beautiful until the last bit, but I disagree. The trail itself follows the road which isn’t very exciting (but makes it easier for young kids), but the entire hike in you have expansive views of the mountains as you near them. I started the trail at 9am, so there was still dew on the ground, fog over the mountains, and a serene quiet to the trail. I absolutely loved this trail. 10/10 would recommend. The trail from start to finish took me 2.5 hours at a medium pace (I hike a lot, but have asthma, so take that as you may). As someone else mentioned, but courteous as this is the water source for the nearby towns. The app mentions that if you have a 4WD with high clearance you can take the dirt road to shorten the hike, but that is not true. The dirt road is closed except to “authorized vehicles”. You park at the trail head for Sam Nail Ranch; there’s not a ton of parking, so it definitely benefits to arrive early. I was the first car parked there at 9am on a Thursday. This trail does not require high clearance or 4WD to access, but if it has rained a lot recently, the roads may flood. Check with NPS for road conditions.

One of my favorite Loop trails near Mesa. 8 miles or so and free parking at Meridian TH.

hiking
1 day ago

Easy summit in Mesa city limits with nice views of the Superstitions and Pass Mountain

hiking
1 day ago

A pretty easy slow climb up to a unique cave in pass mountain. Popular during nice weather.

Good urban hike with stairs and some pavement to get you to the summit. Nice city views and mountains nearby.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice summit with amazing valley views and most mountain ranges in the region. Game trail toward the top and some climbing on fall fours both up and on the descent.

Good tour of a flat Sonoran desert area. Overgrown in places but fairly easy to locate from Phon D Sutton recreation site.

Steep and unsustainable in sections but the views on this trail are panoramic. Worthwhile. Best parking is at Usery OHV trailhead.

very nice easy trail. We had a good time taking the kids on this one.

Amazing views of 4 peaks, red mountain and the salt river valley. Great tread and easy hike for the most part.

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