This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE.
This is an evening hike to North Mountain Summit We will start from North Mountain Park which is right off of 7th St. and Peoria Ave. Park at Maricopa Area 3.
The trail will start out steep and rocky with some step ups. It will lead us to the paved portion of North Mountain. The paved portion is a steady climb. We will hike to the gate at the top, take a break, and enjoy the view. We will then go down the same way we came up. We will go at a moderate pace.
DISTANCE: less than 3 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 600 ft
DURATION: 1 1/2 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 meet at Maricopa Area 3. There is limited parking there, but plenty of parking down the road.