This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE TO DIFFICULT.
Join me on a night hike to North Mountain Summit! This is a training hike for the 2013 Phoenix Summit Challenge. We will start from North Mountain Park which is right off of 7th St. and Peoria Ave. Park at the RANGER STATION and meet at the ramada. The trail will start out steep and rocky with step ups. It will lead us to the summit of North Mountain. We will take a break and enjoy the view. From the top we will go down the paved side of North Mountain to the bottom, touch the gate and go back up the same way. The paved portion is very steep but a steady climb. We will go at a fast to moderate pace. Because this is a training hike, there will be no sweep.
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: 600 ft
DURATION: 2 hours or less
TRAIL STYLE: Up and back
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: Bathrooms and water fountains
DIRECTIONS: 7th St and Peoria Ave turn into North Mountain Park and park at the Ranger Station and meet at the ramada.