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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

(18) Apache…, AZ
gem Favorite Sunrise from Goldmine Mountain.

Goldmine Mountain Peak

(8) Queen C…, AZ

Recommended Routes in Phoenix Metro - 53

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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 north from near summit of Tom's Thumb.
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 From 'spines' to 'pines' runners climb from the desert to the cool forests of the Bradshaw Mountains in Crown King, Arizona!
Intermediate/Difficult

Crown King 50K

32.2 mi 51.9 km 6,182' Up 1884.42 m Up 2,115' Down 644.68 m Down

New River, AZ
Favorite A view of the mountains and Phoenix below
Intermediate/Difficult

XTERRA White Tanks 20k

12.6 mi 20.4 km 1,743' Up 531.14 m Up 1,742' Down 531.04 m Down

Citrus…, AZ

Phoenix Metro Running

  • 1,546 Miles 2,489 Kilometers of Trail
  • 53 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 142 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 228 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 48 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Phoenix Metro - 365

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2.4 mi 3.9 km #1Siphon Draw Trail #53
Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ 41 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #2Echo Canyon Summit Trail
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ 50 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ 44 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #4Dynamite Trail
Intermediate
Queen Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Queen Creek, AZ
8.0 mi 12.9 km #5Superstition Ridgeline Trail
Very Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Very Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km #6Mormon Trail
Intermediate
Guadalupe, AZ
Intermediate
Guadalupe, AZ 22 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #7Goldmine Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Queen Creek, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Queen Creek, AZ 12 
15.6 mi 25.1 km #8Pemberton Loop Trail
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
6.2 mi 10.0 km #9Peralta Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gold Camp, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Gold Camp, AZ 13 
5.7 mi 9.2 km #10Go John Trail
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ 12 

Photos of Phoenix Metro - 531

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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