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 (http://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 (5)

Sidewinder - Ocotillo Loop

Desert Hills Trailhead

Desert Hills TH - No water ********************************************************************** * Please social distance during this event. * * If you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms please do not * attend this event. * * If you attend this event and test positive for covid within 2 weeks * following the event please message me on meetup so I can alert * the others who attended this event. ********************************************************************** directions to TH - from the 101, I-17 N about 9 miles, Carefree Highway east about 1/2 mile to TH parking on right (at 7th Avenue) Sidewinder - Ocotillo Loop difficulty - moderate loop about 5.2 miles duration - 2.5 hours elevation gain about 520 feet leashed dogs okay We'll take the Sidewinder Trail to the Ocotillo Trail back to the TH. Bring sturdy shoes and water. meet near TH

Labyrinth Hike

Foothills on the Preserve

Come out and hike with me into a different part of the Phoenix mountain Preserve. 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 DURATION: 2 hours TRAIL STYLE: Monocle DOGS: Yes, if leashed. FACILITIES: None

Evening Hike to North Mountain Summit

North Mountain Park

This hike is rated Intermediate. Come out for an evening hike to the Summit of North Mountain! This is a short but strenuous climb clockwise up around the #44 trail to the top. We'll enjoy the stunning views of phoenix at night and then continue down along the service road about halfway to a trail that will lead us back to the parking lot. The service road is paved but steep. We will go at a moderate pace. You're encouraged to bring snacks, a camera and at least 2+ liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear. You should also bring a flashlight and/or a headlamp as we'll be in the dark during this hike. DISTANCE: 1.5 miles roundtrip ELEVATION GAIN: 650 ft TRAIL STYLE: Loop DURATION: 1.5 hours DOGS: Yes, if leashed. FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain WEBSITE: Trailmap (http://phoenix.gov/recreation/rec/parks/preserves/locations/north/hiking/index.html) DIRECTIONS: Once you get to 7th St and Peoria, you'll enter the preserve and find there are several parking areas here. We'll meet by the Ranger Station (bathrooms) across from TEWA area 5. See this parking lot map (http://phoenix.gov/PARKS/nmtnram102.pdf). Do NOT go to the Visitor Center, that's the wrong place entirely! :-)

Inspiration Point

Gateway Trailhead - McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Gateway TH ********************************************************************** * Please social distance during this event. * * If you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms please do not * attend this event. * * If you attend this event and test positive for covid within 2 weeks * following the event please message me on meetup so I can alert * the others who attended this event. ********************************************************************** directions to TH - from the 101, exit 36, east on N Pima Road, go about 0.7 miles, right on Legacy Blvd 1.2 miles, right on N Thompson Peak Blvd about 0.5 miles, turn left for TH parking Inspiration Viewpoint difficulty - difficult out & back about 6 miles duration - 3 hours elevation gain about 1000 feet leashed dogs okay meet near restrooms We'll take the Saguaro Trail to the Gateway Loop Trail to the Windgate Pass Trail to Inspiration Viewpoint & back the way we came. Bring sturdy shoes and water.

Past events (3,464)

Pinnacle Peak

Pinnacle Peak Park

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