Jul 22, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE.
Come out for an evening hike from the North Mountain Visitor Center to the summit of North Mountain. We'll take the #100 trail and then catch the #101 trail, which will take us over to North Mountain. We'll start out on a flat trail and then there's a gradual uphill climb, but once we reach North Mountain, it is a strenuous (steep!) climb, but it is on the paved service road. We'll hike it at a MODERATE PACE, not fast. At the top we'll enjoy stunning views of Phoenix at night! We will then head back down the way we came. You're encouraged to bring snacks, cameras, and must bring at least 2+ liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear. You should also bring a flashlight and/or a headlamp as we might be in the dark on this hike.
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 600 ft
DURATION: 2 hours
TRAIL STYLE: Up and back
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: Bathrooms and water fountains
DIRECTIONS: From I 17 hwy, Exit Thunderbird Rd heading East until you reach 7th St. Go South on 7th St. about a 1/8 of a mile until you see the North Mountain Visitor Center on your right. Meet at the cement circular bench.