This is pretty far north and west for some of us but the West Wing trails are worth it! My most rugged Thursday hike, this is a fun loop with narrow trails and lots of up and down over a pretty ridge line. After hiking the entire length, the trail follows the elevation along the side to return us to the start point.
Meet time: 5:30
Endurance: 1.5 hours
Trails, difficulty: Narrow but maintained hiking trail, moderate-difficult
Elevation Gain: 458'
Equipment: Your sturdy and broken in hikers, at least some water and a light source
Directions: From loop 101 west, exit 75th Avenue and go right (north) to Deer Valley road. Go left (west) to 83rd avenue. Go right (north) and continue past Happy Valley, past Jomax, past the 1st High Desert Dr to the 2nd High Desert Drive; yes, there are two. Go right and take the first left on Higuera. Parking is on street. The address included above is to a house nearby that can be used with Mapquest/google to assist navigation
The Hiking Hikers Hiking Group (“3H”) is an outdoor activities group, that seeks, through its members and member volunteers, to provide a supportive, nurturing environment for people to enjoy and explore the outdoors; increase awareness of and protect beautiful wild places; and promote physical conditioning and encourage personal growth.
The 3H encourages its members, comprised of singles, committed couples and married couples from the early twenties to the late sixties and beyond, to be well-prepared for each event attended by taking personal responsibility for their own safety and educating themselves on the skills and knowledge needed to be safe in the many places near and far that this group visits.
Education, common sense, respect for others and the willingness to help, by all of us, provides a fun, safe, and positive experience for everyone.