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6th Annual Christmas Hike to Shaw Butte Summit

  • Dollar Tree Parking Lot, SW corner of 7th St and Thunderbird

    13206 N 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ (map)

    33.605455 -112.066237

  • This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE.
    This is a joint event with the Phoenix Trail Mix Hiking group. Join me for an evening Christmas hike up Shaw Butte! We'll start at the Dollar Tree parking lot and take an unmarked trail into the preserve. When we hit the #306 we'll take it COUNTER-CLOCKWISE around and up the partly paved trail leading to the top. Up at the top, we will enjoy the nighttime view, hot chocolate, some holiday cookies, whatever goodies you would like to contribute. The beginning is flat which allows for a warm up, but then the majority of the climbing is packed into the middle and it's very steep but gradual. We will come down the same way we came up. Half way down, there is a tree that is decorated for the season. Let's add to the fun and bring an ornament that you are willing to part from to add to the tree! You're encouraged to bring a camera and must bring at least 1+ liter 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.

    Let's make this as festive as possible! Dress up in GREEN or RED and wear a FUN HAT!


    DISTANCE: 4.5 miles round trip
    ELEVATION GAIN: 759 ft
    TRAIL STYLE: Up and back
    DURATION: 2.5 hours
    DOGS: No
    FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain
    WEBSITE: Trailmap
    DIRECTIONS:We'll meet at the Dollar Tree parking lot on the SW corner of 7th Street and Thunderbird. Park along the southernmost end of the lot along the preserve border and 7th St.

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  • Sarah L +5
    Blazzianasian,
    Event Host
  • Lonnie C.

    Looking for hiking companions.

  • Steven W

    Love to experience new trails and see what Arizona offers!

  • John Gibson (.

    Hi, I'm an active retired Senior looking to work my way into hiking with a friendly group and... more

  • jane

    Lived in the Phoenix area for over 30 years. Love the outdoors and enjoy seeing... more

  • Kaveh
    Serial Hiker, MickTagger, Organizer

    Moved here from NJ in 2007, love the outdoors, big fan of night hiking!

  • thereasa

    Phoenix native and I LOVE this place! I never get tired of exploring the city and... more

  • Candace +1
  • Janet P.

    I'm a novice hiker, but enthusiastic about getting more experience.

  • Patty B.

    Did my first official hike 7/28/16 (sunrise). I loved it!

  • Debra

    Looking to hike new trails within the City of Phoenix.

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