Hidden Valley/Fat Man's Pass from Buena Vista Lookout

  • December 22, 2012 · 9:00 AM

This is one of my favorite hikes in Phoenix, and the Buena Vista trailhead approach will reward us with awesome views of the valley and a beautiful gradual descent into Hidden Valley from above, on the National trail.  Total length of the hike is around 5 miles, elevation gain is easy.  For those of you who want a little more challenge, we will spend an extra 30 minutes or so in Hidden Valley ... enough time for those who so choose to trail-run the mile-loop around Hidden Valley/National trail.  Others can relax in Hidden Valley, do some rock climbing/exploration.

We will meet at 9:00 sharp at the South Mtn Park Central Ave Entrance.  Once inside the park, go about a half-mile past the guard shack to a small group of buildings and small parking lot.  We will carpool from there up summit road to Buena Vista Trailhead.

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  • Shannon

    Hey Todd, I'm leading a hike with 3H that same day with Santa so will see you guys at Fat Man's Pass!

    December 17, 2012

    • Todd

      Looks like you will be 90 minutes ahead of us ... hope to see you all :)

      December 17, 2012

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