Here is a trail map:
We will walk the trail clockwise from Pinnacle Peak Rd.
See more photos here:
Our hikes are generally at a pace conducive to social banter of interest to heathens, and allowing for time for photography of the local geology and wildlife. Expect this hike to last 3 hours
Distance: 4.78 miles
Time: 3 hrs.
Difficulty: fairly-easy moderate
Trail: primarily smooth packed dirt
Trailhead Elevation: 1390 ft.
Elevation gain: 1400 to 1850 to 1400 to 1800 to 1400 ft.
Accumulated gain about 850 ft.
Parking: paved lot w/ no facilities - but at park 1 mile away
Tailhead GPS: 33° 41’ 51” N, 112° 10’ 41” W
Entry fees: no
Dogs: OK on leash
Always carry and drink plenty of water!
Sunscreen is advised.
Supportive footwear is also advisable.
SAFETY FIRST… we have no medical provisions.
Hike at your own risk.
How to find us: Meet at trailhead parking lot (directions below)… If lost or late, call cell[masked]-5945.
To get there: From the 101 & 17 travel west 4 miles on the 101 to exit 19 and take 59th Ave. north to w. Pinnacle Peak Rd and turn right… parking lot will be immediately on the right.
Google says this trail head is about 30 min. from the intersection of the 202 and 51 via the 10 and 17.
MESSAGE FOR CARPOOLERS:
Carpooling can save gas but also enhance the social experience. If you’d like to carpool, you must contact others for arrangements. You could email members or post comments on this announcement page. … Although you may know of better choices, and I want to hear of them, I can suggest these carpool locations around the valley:
Those traveling from north, central or west Phoenix could meet at the park n ride just west of I-17 on the south side of Bell Rd.
Those traveling from the Tempe/Mesa area could meet at Fiesta Mall’s parking lot just north of the 60 at Alma School Rd. Enter from Alma School Rd., and park at the perimeter of the parking lot across from Best Buy. Google says this trail head is about 40 min. from Fiesta Mall via the 101.
Following the hike: We will likely reconvene locally for rehydration and lunch.