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Shaw Butte Evening Hike

  • Jul 15, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE.

Join me for an evening hike up Shaw Butte. 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. From there we will hike to the summit, take a break, and then head down 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. You should also bring a flashlight and/or a headlamp.

DISTANCE: 5 miles

ELEVATION GAIN: 600 ft
TRAIL STYLE: Lollipop style clockwise
DURATION: 2 + hrs

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

DIRECTIONS: From I 17 hwy, Exit Thunderbird Rd heading East.  Make a right at 7th St.  On the right hand side about 1/4 mile up you will see a turn for the North Mountain Visitor Center. Turn in there and meet group at the circular cement bench.

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  • Debbie

    Thanks Sarah. The hike was great!!

    July 16, 2013

  • Sarah L

    Tonight's hike was great! We didn't get any rain but we did get to see rain from a distance and a neat lightning show. Thanks all for coming and thanks Amanda for sweeping!

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Amanda

      My pleasure Sarah!

      July 16, 2013

  • Maureen

    great

    July 16, 2013

  • Polly

    Can't drag my butt out into this heat. What's wrong with me this summer!

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Sarah L

      Your butt likes air conditioning!

      July 15, 2013

    • Polly

      Yep, I think you're right.

      July 16, 2013

  • Patty J

    Still waiting for a/c guy. :(

    July 15, 2013

  • Virginia C.

    Sorry plans changed. I can't make it

    July 15, 2013

  • anne-valerie

    I have just checked the website.
    Parking lot hours: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    So you r right Donna...where do we park?

    July 15, 2013

    • Teresa

      If you enter before 7pm you'll be able to drive out fine even after the park is closed.

      July 15, 2013

    • anne-valerie

      Thank you:)

      July 15, 2013

  • Donna D.

    I'm concerned about the weather. Not a fan of lightning! I may have to pass on this hike if I see any. Total bummer! Also, I will only be able to hike about 2 miles so I will go until I need to turn back as I have to be somewhere later on. Are we allowed to even be in the park after dark? I thought I've seen signs stating that the park is closed from dusk to dawn. Anybody know about this?

    July 15, 2013

  • Gary

    Be safe with those monsoon storms rolling through this evening.

    July 15, 2013

  • Mike

    Got it Sarah took 5hr

    July 15, 2013

  • Mike

    Getting error messages on RSVP

    July 15, 2013

    • Sarah L

      Mike, you can just show up. No problem. :)

      July 15, 2013

    • Sarah L

      Mike, I fixed the problem. You should be able to rsvp.

      July 15, 2013

  • annette m.

    No guest. Maria joined the group..

    July 15, 2013

  • Debbie

    You rock Sara. Love the 6:45 start time!!! See you then!!!

    July 14, 2013

  • Diana

    how fast do you go..I'm not slow but not speedy

    July 14, 2013

    • Sarah L

      I will hike at a moderate pace.

      July 14, 2013

  • Donna D.

    see you there!

    July 12, 2013

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