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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.
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.
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
FACILITIES: Bathroom available at the park.