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Thunderbird Mountain

  • Thunderbird Park - North Parking Lot

    N 55th Ave and W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Glendale, AZ (map)

    33.697886 -112.178436

  • This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE.

    This trail offers some great scenery, a diversity in terrain, a climb for a total elevation of 920 Ft in 4.9 Miles. We start out across the street of the parking lot, hiking the Cholla Loop where we well quickly ascend to the first summit. Here we will pause for a brief moment, grab a drink, your breath, a few pictures. We will then hike the Cholla loop down and around and meet up with the Coach Whip Trail. This will bring us to the pedestrian bridge and our last trail to a long steep climb to Arrow Head Point. We'll stop here, enjoy the view, the descend back down the trail to our beginning trail head. Bring at least 2L of water and a headlamp and/or flashlight. A camera is also fun to share the moments on the trail. We will meet promptly at 6:30 at trail head near 55th Ave and Pinnacle Hill Dr. (See Map Below-Arrow marks the spot). We will start at 6:30 PM, and hike the trails to the summits experiencing awesome view of the city lights below.

    DISTANCE: 4.9 miles
    ELEVATION GAIN: 920 ft
    DURATION: 2.0 hours
    DIRECTIONS: North West Corner of Pinnacle Peak Rd. and 55th Ave. Options: 1) Take Happy Valley Rd to 55th Ave and turn South about 1 mile to Pinnacle Peak Rd. (Go straight to enter the parking lot) 2) Take the 101 to 59th ave exit. Head North on 59th ave, it will loop around and change into Pinnacle Peak Road. I suggest parking on the Street on Pinnacle Hill Dr off 55th ave , first block north of Pinnacle Peak Rd, west of 55th Ave. You can also choose to park in the parking lot but at times they do ticket vehicles after sunset. It's your choice to take a chance (but I'm not responsible). We will meet and start the hike off of a trail head near 55th Ave and Pinnacle Hill Dr.

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