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Challengingly Easy 1.5 miles 1.5 hours 600 feet
Join me on a sunrise hike to North Mountain Summit! It's only 3/4 of a mile to the towers and its a paved road, with the exception of very steep dirt trail that connects to the paved road. This dirt trail is the most challenging part of the hike. We will go at a mild pace.
We will start from North Mountain Park which is right off of 7th St. and Peoria Ave. Park at Maricopa Area. The trail will start out very steep and rocky with some step ups. The paved portion is a gradual steep climb. We will hike to the gate at the top, take a break, and enjoy the view. We will then go down the same way we came up.
What to bring: You're encouraged to bring snacks, a camera, and must bring at least 2 liters of water per person and sturdy walking footwear.
Rated: Chalengly Easy
DISTANCE: 1.5 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 600 ft
DURATION: 1 1/2 hours or less
TRAIL STYLE: Up and back
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: Bathrooms and water fountains
DIRECTIONS: 7th St and Peoria Ave turn into North Mountain Park and park at Maricopa Area. There is limited parking so arrive a few minutes early.
This hike is cross posted with Trail Mix and Phoenix 2-Hour Beginner Hiker Clubs.
Photo taken at trail head facing eastward toward Stoney Mtn.