This trail is accessed from the Promenade Trail and has trail heads at both the south and north end of the preserve. We will be meeting at the south trail head via Copper Wynd Resort.
The Western Loop trail length is 1.2 miles with an elevation gain of nearly +600' in addition to Promenade Trail. The difficulty is rated at "moderate to difficult" and switchbacks abound. This trail is not recommended for bikes. Trail surfaces vary greatly from south to north faces as do the views. Once at the trail's crest (over 3,000') the hiker enjoys unending views including downtown Phoenix.
Total Distance: 4.5 miles
Duration: 3.0 hours
Total Elevation change: 1,200 feet
Dogs: Sorry, no dogs. This hike is crossed posted with Greyhawk Hiking Club.
Trail Map: http://www.scfh.org/western_trail_map.html