January 22 · 10:00 AM
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This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE.
Hike in cool temperatures without leaving town! A large percentage of this early morning hike is in the shade since it is located on the west side of Sunrise Peak. We'll climb the Sunrise Trail up to the hitching post and then return the same way. You're encouraged to drink water prior to hiking and bring a camera, sun protection of some sort and must bring at least 2 liters (3 in Summer) of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear. Bring a snack and/or breakfast which we'll eat at the hitching post.
DISTANCE: 5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 1165 ft
DURATION: 2+ hours
TRAIL STYLE: In-and-out
FACILITIES: Bathrooms and water fountains
DOGS: Yes, if leashed
The is a joint event with Greyhawk Hiking and Phoenix 2-hour Beginner Hiking Clubs.
DIRECTIONS: From Via Linda and 124th St in Scottsdale, head north on 124th until the road ends at a small circle. Enter the preserve by continuing north into the dirt parking lot.