Let's try this hike again. Hopefully there will be no dust/rainstorms! Lets hike Dixie Peak, part of the 2013 Phoenix Summit Challenge! From 40th St., we will take the trail just east of the restrooms going up the quartz ridge to top of Dixie Peak. Follow Dixie Peak up hill. At saddle, go left up to final summit. We will go back the same route. Expect loose rocks, step ups and steep climbs. We will go at a moderate pace.
Difficulty wise, I would compare this to the south side of Shaw Butte.
WHAT TO BRING: 2+ liters of water
Headlamp and or Flashlight
Sturdy hiking shoes or boots
Hiking Poles (optional)
DISTANCE: 3 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 887
TRAIL STYLE: Up and back
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: Bathrooms and water fountains
LOCATION: 9200 N. 40th St. Trailhead. It is 40th St. south of Shea Blvd.