What we’re about
The Hiking Hikers Hiking Group (“3H”), established in 2006, is one of the oldest outdoor activities groups in the Valley of the Sun. 3H is proud of the many hiking and other outdoor activity meetup groups that have been spun off from its original meetup model. 3H seeks, through its members and member volunteers, to provide a supportive, nurturing environment for people to enjoy and explore the outdoors; increase awareness of and protect beautiful wild places; and promote physical conditioning and encourage personal growth.
3H encourages its members, comprised of singles, committed couples and married couples from the early twenties to the late seventies and beyond, to be well-prepared for each event attended by taking personal responsibility for their own safety and educating themselves on the skills and knowledge needed to be safe in the many places near and far that this group visits.
Education, common sense, respect for others and the willingness to help, by all of us, provides a fun, safe, and positive experience for everyone.
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Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Bluff Spring to Dutchman Trail loop hikePeralta Trailhead, Gold Canyon, AZ
We’ll meet at the Peralta Trailhead and then head up the Bluff Spring Trail for a fun and challenging 8.9 mile hike with an elevation climb of 1,496'. (Total EG is higher as this hike has 3 strong climbs). We will hike up Bluff Spring Trail and drop back down into Bluff Spring Canyon. Then we will hike up towards Miner's Summit, loop around Miner's Needle, and return on the Dutchman Trail, climbing the last ridge before returning down to the parking lot. I have not been out near the Miner's Summit area for awhile, but I have read that there is a lot of overgrowth on sections of the trail near that portion. This is a challenging hike because of the length and the uphill climbs. We’ll keep a steady pace around 2.5 mph, definitely slower than that as we climb uphill :-). We will take a snack break on the backside of Miner's Needle near the Whiskey Spring Trail connection.
Come prepared as if you were hiking and navigating solo. Download the trail on your favorite hiking app. Take responsibility for your whereabouts on the trail in the vast Superstition Mountains. Bring lots of water, 3L, and nutritious snacks. You'll love this hike and the views if you enjoy elevation gains that get your heart pumping and you regularly hike 8 - 10 miles of up and down terrain without needing to stop frequently. Please, know your skill level before joining us on this hike. This is not a hike for beginners, and “trail-runners” will be disappointed as I move at a steady, average pace, not slow and not fast. Come with us and enjoy the group hike experience.
Please understand, hiking has its dangers. By signing up and attending this, you are responsible for your own safety, and organizers and their assistants cannot be held responsible for any injuries or other mishaps that may occur.
As with all Superstition Wilderness hikes, there is a group size limit of 15 per Forest Service regulations.
This is a busy trailhead. Consider carpooling from the Home Depot near Power Rd and Hwy 60 or from Peralta Trail Elementary school parking lot. Carpools should aim to meet at 6:30 at the school to allow time for slow drivers ahead of you and using the outhouse or whatever to be ready to meet at the trailhead at 7:00. If you want to join or drive a carpool group, leave messages in the comments below.
Looking forward to hiking with you all!
- Cholla Trail Fitness Hike at Camelback Mountain5150 N Invergordon Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ
Join us for a late afternoon fitness hike Saturday, December 9 beginning at 4:00 pm on the popular Cholla Trail at Camelback Mountain. The Cholla Trail has roughly a 1,350 feet elevation gain with a roundtrip distance of three miles or so. The hike is rated as extremely difficult with the last third or so of the hike to the summit involving some challenging scrambling. At 2,707 feet elevation once at the summit, Camelback is the highest mountain in the Phoenix Valley. It also has amazing panoramic views of the entire Valley!
We will meet at the facility area at the start of the Cholla Trail located on the east side of Invergordon Street. The address is: 5150 N. Invergordon Road, Paradise Valley. There is no parking lot however street parking is available on the east side of Invergordon Street.
The Cholla Trail closes for entry at sunset or roughly 5:25 pm. A 4:00 pm start will allow us to complete the hike around closing time. The trail exit door does stay open until later to allow for people to exit after sunset if needed.
If interested, we can also go out for food / drinks after the hike with plenty of great options available in the area.
Location: 5150 N. Invergordon Road, Paradise Valley
Distance: 3 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 1,350
Duration: 2 hours
Facilities: Located at Cholla Trailhead
Parking: Street parking along Invergordon Road
- Picketpost Mtn (Superior, AZ)Needs location
Hi all, after getting great groups together the last 2 weeks, I decided to go for a trifecta. I'll slow my roll with the postings after this. So let's knock out a bold adventure. This is a fun and daring outing.
When compared to Flat Iron, this is shorter with less EG. It is also provides a bit greater danger and the route more difficult to follow. This is not an outing to attempt by yourself. This one takes longer than the stats would indicate. There is a warm up section before hitting a grade as high as over 50%.
Distance: 5.5 miles out N back
TH Forecast: Sunny with a high around 70 and a light breeze
This is a lengthy drive for many of us. The final road is in disrepair but still passable with a car. Meet at Food City next to the 51 and McDowell, near the 202 at 9 am 2122 E McDowell 85006 to carpool or TH at 10 am.
- La Barge lower loop (Superstition Mountains)Canyon Lake Marina & Campground, Apache Junction, AZ
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
This is a loop hike of approximately 7 miles of moderate difficulty.
The altitude gain is approximately 700'
This hike will involve a lot of bouldering and some off trail hiking, and some bushwhacking.
We will start at the Canyon lake Marina trailhead at 0800 am and go along the Boulder Canyon trail (103) to La Barge creek we will follow it over Paint Mine saddle and turn north onto Boulder Canyon. We will boulder hop ( very large boulders) down this canyon till it intersects with La Barge creek. We will continue down La Barge Canyon till we get to the water where this creek enters Canyon Lake. We will then take a spur trail back to the trailhead.
Parking is free for the trailhead. Enter the Canyon lake marina next left soon as you cross the second bridge park at the south end of the parking lot closest to the hwy. No Tonto pass required.
Water and nutrients to sustain you for 6 hrs of strenuous outdoor activity
Your preferred means of protection from the elements and the terrain.
Any other Items that you as an experienced hiker like to bring on hikes.
A taste for adventure.
The organizer of this event is a volunteer and not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this event. Each person who signs up for and participates in an event/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.
By signing up for and participating in this event, or any other 3H event you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with this activity and freely accept all such risks, dangers and hazards,and fully assume responsibility for your own safety, and further agree to release and discharge the organizers of this event from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.