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Gems in Phoenix Metro - 2

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gem Favorite This is just a sampling of the hieroglyphics you'll see along the trail.

Hieroglyphs

(21) Apache…, AZ
gem Favorite Clouds over the summit of Goldmine Mountain.

Goldmine Mountain Peak

(8) Queen C…, AZ

Recommended Routes in Phoenix Metro - 54

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Favorite Sunset over Phoenix while descending Camelback
Difficult

Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trail

3.2 mi 5.2 km 1,193' Up 363.49 m Up 1,190' Down 362.66 m Down

Paradis…, AZ
Favorite View from the trail.
Difficult

Tom's Thumb

4.4 mi 7.1 km 1,084' Up 330.45 m Up 1,084' Down 330.28 m Down

Rio Verde, AZ
Favorite Dawn from the top of Flatiron Trail
Difficult

Superstition Ridgeline

11.2 mi 18.1 km 3,431' Up 1045.89 m Up 3,286' Down 1001.49 m Down

Apache…, AZ
Favorite Along the Peralta Canyon Trail, you'll have a spectacular view of the mountains behind you as you're on your way to Weaver's Needle.
Difficult

Weavers Needle Loop

12.7 mi 20.4 km 2,643' Up 805.52 m Up 2,637' Down 803.87 m Down

Gold Camp, AZ
Favorite This is just a sampling of the hieroglyphics you'll see along the trail.
Intermediate

Hieroglyphic Trail #101

3.0 mi 4.8 km 571' Up 174.16 m Up 571' Down 173.96 m Down

Apache…, AZ
Favorite It's a gorgeous view from the top of the Black Mesa Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Second Water/Black Mesa/Dutchman Loop

9.3 mi 14.9 km 994' Up 302.89 m Up 994' Down 303.06 m Down

Apache…, AZ
Favorite Looking towards Ridgeback Overlook from Apache Vista.
Intermediate

Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve

5.6 mi 9.0 km 697' Up 212.42 m Up 697' Down 212.42 m Down

Cave Creek, AZ
Favorite There's gold in them thar hills
Intermediate/Difficult

Windgate to Bell Pass Loop

10.5 mi 16.9 km 2,082' Up 634.74 m Up 2,081' Down 634.38 m Down

Fountai…, AZ
Favorite A pretty break in a winter storm, looking directly west of the trail towards San Tan Mountain. This wash is about 0.5 miles from the south end of the Dynamite Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

San Tan Mountains Loop

4.7 mi 7.5 km 739' Up 225.3 m Up 738' Down 224.94 m Down

Queen C…, AZ

Phoenix Metro Running

  • 1,608 Miles 2,588 Kilometers of Trail
  • 54 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 159 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 226 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 49 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Phoenix Metro - 380

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Echo Canyon Summit Trail
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ 58 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #2Siphon Draw Trail #53
Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ 44 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ 50 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #4Goldmine Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Queen Creek, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Queen Creek, AZ 14 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #5Dynamite Trail
Intermediate
Queen Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Queen Creek, AZ
8.0 mi 12.9 km #6Superstition Ridgeline Trail
Very Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Very Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km #7Mormon Trail
Intermediate
Guadalupe, AZ
Intermediate
Guadalupe, AZ 23 
5.7 mi 9.2 km #8Go John Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ 14 
15.6 mi 25.1 km #9Pemberton Loop Trail
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
6.2 mi 10.0 km #10Peralta Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gold Camp, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Gold Camp, AZ 13 

Photos of Phoenix Metro - 579

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Dawn from the top of Flatiron Trail
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
The saddle above Flatiron Trail, lit by the city, about 2:30AM. For me, the moment the camera earned its pack weight.
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Moonbow on way up Carney slope.
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Moonbow halfway up the initial Carney Spring climb.
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Sunset over Phoenix while descending Camelback
Mar 8, 2019 near Paradis…, AZ
Sunset on Camelback
Mar 8, 2019 near Paradis…, AZ
Mammillaria Grahamii - Arizona Fishhook Cactus
Jul 17, 2018 near Tempe J…, AZ
From 'spines' to 'pines' runners climb from the desert to the cool forests of the Bradshaw Mountains in Crown King, Arizona!
Aug 24, 2018 near New River, AZ