What we're about

Arizona is one of the best places to go hiking and visit the great outdoors. At Trail Mix Hiking, we hope to bring together those like minded individuals who share a passion for hiking and want to experience nature. All ages are welcome to join us (humans and dogs). Our hikes are typically intermediate with some more challenging treks thrown in, each hike is different. We would like to see people dedicated to enjoying the wilderness and respecting our environment, and of course... hiking!

Please familiarize yourself with our information pages (https://www.meetup.com/Trail-Mix-Hiking/about/). You can read a bout our code of conduct, getting ready for a hike, our legal waiver, regular hike locations and more!

Our group regularly visits the following trails and locations:

McDowell Sonoran Preserve, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Cave Creek Regional Park, Spur Cross Ranch, Pinnacle Peak Park, Lookout Mountain, North Mountain, South Mountain Camelback Mountain, Squaw Peak / Piestewa Peak, Dreamy Draw Park, Thunderbird Park, Deem Hills, Shaw Butte, Estrella Mountain Regional Park, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Phoenix Mountains, McDowell Mountains

Dragonfly Trail, Go John Trail, Overton Trail, Mormon Trail, Hidden Valley, Fat Man's Pass, Javelina Canyon Trail, Beverly Canyon Trail, Pima Trail / Pima Loop, Marcos de Niza Trail, Ridgeline Trail, Holbert Trail, Dobbins Lookout, Cholla Trail, Echo Canyon Trail, Piestewa Peak Circumference, Piestewa Peak Summit, Squaw Peak Circumference, Squaw Peak Summit, VOAz Loop Trail, Stoney Mountain Ridgeline, North Mountain Summit Trail, North Mountain Visitor Center, Tom's Thumb Trail, Thompson Peak Trail, Dixie Mine Trail, Bell Pass Trail, Windgate Pass Trail, Gateway Loop Trail, Levee Trail, Sunrise Peak Trail, Quartz Trail, Old Jeep Trail, Taliesin Overlook Trail, Ringtail Loop Trail

Join us and get ready for hiking, hiking, hiking, hiking, hiking, hiking, hiking, hiking!

Upcoming events (3)

Mountain Vista Hike "B"

Foothills on the Preserve

Come out and hike with me into a different part of the Phoenix mountain Preserve. I will be pointing out mountains we can see around the valley. Bring a flashlight, this is a night hike. Bring at least 2 liters of water, comfy shoes, and hiking poles if you like. Parking: is available on the south side of Cheryl Dr. next to the apartment complex. This hike is rated EASY, however, the trail is rocky with a few inclines
DISTANCE: ~3.5 miles round trip ELEVATION GAIN: 330 ft equivalent to 10 flights of stairs at one go. DURATION: 2 hours TRAIL STYLE: Monocle
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: None

Coyote Canyon, Michelin Man and Crested Saguaros/Granite Mountain Trailhead

Granite Mountain Trailhead

This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE. This path runs through some of the most spectacular areas in the preserve. The trail is relatively flat. The only reason the hike is rated intermediate is because of the 7 mile length. The rock formations are similar to the Tom’s Thumb area, but an added bonus is the Giant Saguaros. This is a beautiful hike where you will see the largest crested Saguaro in the preserve and the Michelin Man. You're encouraged to bring snacks, sun protection of some sort and must bring at least 2 liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear. Again this is another example of how beautiful the Sonoran Desert can be.

Whatever COVID guidelines in affect should be followed

DISTANCE: about 7 miles round trip

ELEVATION GAIN: 300 feet DURATION: 2.5 - 3 hours

TRAIL STYLE: Big Loop

FACILITIES: LOVELY BATHROOMS but NO POTABLE WATER.

DIRECTIONS: Take Dynamite Blvd (name changes to East Rio Verde Dr) to 136th St. and head north. The trailhead is on the left about 2.0 miles from E Rio Verde Dr.

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New moon #100 Trail yoga/hike (Y-IKE)

9901 7th Ave Parking

This event is rated INTERMEDIATE.

Come join us for a fun hike on the #100 trail and then yoga with Shelley K! We'll start out on the north side of Mountain View Park near the Shaw Butte preserve. We'll take the #100 trail for a warm up on the flat parts of the trail. Looping back we'll head over to the park field for some outdoor yoga! You must bring at least 2 liters of water and sturdy hiking shoes.

You should also bring a yoga mat, but you can leave that in the car and retrieve it for yoga after the hike! Love donations to Shelley for the yoga class are always appreciated but never expected. Venmo info @Shelley-Kelley-3 (602)[masked].

DISTANCE: ~ 3 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: ~ 200 ft
DURATION: ~ 2 hours hike / ~ 1 hour yoga
TRAIL STYLE: Loop-ish
DOGS: NO
FACILITIES: Bathroom available at the park.

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North Mountain Summit From The North Mountain Visitor Center

North Mountain Visitor Center

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