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Morning Hike up Shaw Butte - Clockwise

  • Mar 10, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE.

We'll start at the Visitor Center and take the #100 trail into the preserve. When we hit the #306 trail, we'll take it CLOCKWISE . We'll go up to the summit and then back down the other side. The beginning is flat which allows for a warmup. Then we will hike a short steep climb to a saddle which will then take us to Shaw Butte. The majority of the climbing is packed into the middle and it's very steep with some loose rocks. We will then visit the old ruins of Cloud 9 (a restaurant that burned down in the 60's). From there we will hike to the summit, take a break, and then head down the road on the other side of Shaw Butte. You're encouraged to bring snacks, a camera and at least 2 liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear.

DISTANCE: 5 miles

TRAIL STYLE: Lollipop style clockwise

DOGS: Yes, if leashed
FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain
WEBSITE: Trailmap

DIRECTIONS: From Thunderbird Rd and 7th St head south. On the right hand side about 1/4 mile you will see a turn for the North Mountain Visitor Center.

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  • Patty J

    Nice hike, great company and what a beautiful morning for it. Thanks for hosting Robert!

    March 10, 2013

  • Mike

    Good group today

    March 10, 2013

  • Terrie

    Thanks for scheduling and leading the hike was great!

    March 10, 2013

  • Robert K.

    Thanks to everyone who attended - great company!

    March 10, 2013

  • Cheryl

    It was a great hike with even better company!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry....I thought the hike was tomorrow. I work Sundays.

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How long do you think the hike will take?

    March 6, 2013

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