A new trail to explore. This hike climbs two summits in the new Sonoran trail system. We will first hike West on the Ocotillo trail to the Ridgeback overlook, then back down the Ridgeback trail and over to the Apache Wash connector, then up to Apache Vista. From there we can enjoy the views of the city far to the South. Rumors of a Starbucks at the summit are still unconfirmed.
Meet time: 6:00
Endurance: 1.5 hours
Mileage: 4.66 miles
Trails, difficulty: Smooth multi-use trail: moderate
Elevation Gain: 650'
Equipment: Your sturdy and broken in hikers, at least some water and a light source
Leashed dogs OK
Directions: From loop 101, exit I17 and drive North to Dove Valley road, drive appx 5 miles East and look for the parking area on the left. (Hikers arriving from the East Valley can exit 101 on Cave Creek road, go North to and turn left on East Sonoran Desert Drive, then proceed to your first right turn into the parking area)