Cottonwood Country Club, Sun Lakes, AZ
MELLOW PLUS hike: Christiansen Trail - Dreamy Draw, Cave Creek Road Section in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve - North.
Distance: 5 miles TH elevation: 1290' AEG: 500'
74 miles R/T = $4
Leader: Stu Frost [masked]
The Christainsen Trail snakes through the Phoenix Mountains Preserve from 19th Avenue to Tatum Boulevard. This hike starts in the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, heads west passing through the tunnel under Piestawa Freeway, climbs a small rocky hill and then meanders up and down along the northern edge of the preserve. The trail is rocky and moderately steep in places so the leader rates it MELLOW PLUS. Hiking poles are recommended.