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MT. Union - Phoenix mtn preserve

Join us for this new route on a great hike

A relatively new trail system in North Phoenix, the Preserve is a Mtn. Biking paradise, but is fun for hiking too. A little change to our normal routine, Union Peak is a longer hike and a more challenging climb. At 5.8, it's our Thursday hike mileage leader. The bicycle trail of the lower valley gives way to a steep final ascent to the beautiful summit ridge with a commanding view of Deer Valley airport. Return will follow the same route through pristine desert hidden from the city lights.

Meet time: 5:45

Distance: 5.8 miles

Elevation gain: 700'

Terrain: Well maintained bicycle trail with a short/steep hiking trail to the top

Rating: Moderate - Difficult leaning toward difficult

Duration: 2 hours

Equipment: Your sturdy hiking shoes and at least some water. Also, a headlight or lightsource.

See map here:

Directions: From I17, exit Jomax and go right (East) to Norterra Parkway. Go left (North) to a T intersection at North Valley Parkway. Turn Right (South) to Copperhead trail. Go left on Copperhead trail, then left on Melvern, and then right on Desert Vista Trail. The parking area will be at the end. The address above seems to work on Mapquest, not on google. When in doubt, use my directions

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  • Al

    Very nice.

    March 15, 2013

  • Ken S

    Great hike!

    March 14, 2013

  • rick

    Have to bow out, have fun everyone, see you on one of these soon

    March 14, 2013

  • Michele

    bummer - working late today.

    March 14, 2013

  • daniel

    got to work

    March 14, 2013

  • Michele

    If I can get out of work on time, I'll be there! I love this trail!

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Bud L

    Sign me up! This will be my first hike with the group. I look forward to it.

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • rick

    Hey guys, I am new to this group and would like to go on this hike. See you there.

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I work afternoons.

    March 8, 2013

  • daniel

    Hey Phoenix hiking peeps! All March hikes have been changed to a 5:45 meet time. In April, we will begin meeting at 6

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Gladys

    These trails are awesome! wish were closer to me to make it during the week! Have Fun!!

    March 2, 2013

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