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Evening hike to North Mountain from the Visitor Center

  • 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.

WEBSITE: Trailmap

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Super awesome hike! It was a little less difficult this time around compared to last time. Thank you Sarah for organizing this and much appreciation also goes to Scott for hanging with me in the back!!

    July 23, 2013

  • Kaveh

    Great hike, and terrific cold treats! Thanks Sarah!

    July 23, 2013

  • Patty J

    Great night for a hike with all the TM peeps and an almost full moon!

    July 22, 2013

  • Nina D

    Great hiking!

    July 22, 2013

  • Diana

    doing it earlier ;) have fun

    July 22, 2013

  • Diana

    gonna do it earlier ..maybe ill see you all on my way down :)

    July 22, 2013

  • Tony

    Sorry, I won't be able to make this after all.

    July 22, 2013

  • Diana

    whats up with the dollar tree parking lot? im a tish confused..why not just park at the park?

    July 19, 2013

    • Sarah L

      Diana, thanks for pointed that out! I forgot to change the location. It's been changed now. :)

      July 19, 2013

    • Diana

      sure thing.. glad i wasnt loosing it..:)

      July 22, 2013

  • Steve M.

    The start time is just a bit to late for me on this one.

    July 21, 2013

  • Kristi

    Just got asked to work late

    July 20, 2013

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