What we're about

Would you like to hike but have limited time or are just getting started? Have you started hiking already but would prefer company? Hikes in this group will be approximately 2-hours in length at places across the Phoenix Valley. Start times for hiking will vary due to outside temperature. This group is perfect for the beginner hiker or family hikers that are looking for a group that is not in a rush when hiking.

Keep in mind that "beginner" does not mean "sedentary". If you never go hiking or seldom exercise, you have some work to do before joining us. Read our what to expect page (https://www.meetup.com/phoenix-beginner-hikers/pages/What_to_expect_on_a_hike/) and get some fitness first. Only then should you try one of our hiking events. Start with hikes labeled " EASY ". Then work your way up.

Get ready for hiking, hiking, hiking, hiking, hiking, hiking, hiking, hiking!

Upcoming events (1)

Mountain Vista Hike "A"

Foothills on the Preserve

Come out and hike with me into a different part of the Phoenix mountain Preserve. I'll be pointing out mountains we can see. Bring a flashlight, this will be a nite 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 little intermediate, the trail is rocky with a few inclines. The incline is like doing 10 flights of stairs at once. DISTANCE: ~3.5 miles round trip ELEVATION GAIN: 330 ft DURATION: 2 hours TRAIL STYLE: Monocle DOGS: Yes, if leashed. FACILITIES: None

Past events (2,235)

Mountain Vista Hike "B"

Foothills on the Preserve

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