Trail 100 - Charles M. Christiansen Memorial Trail
ElevationAscent: 778' 237 m
Descent: -887' -270 m
High: 1,643' 501 m
Low: 1,302' 397 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“The longest trail in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.”— Benjamin Liu
Along the trail, there are three well-used trailheads from which most of the shorter trails in Phoenix leave, so Trail 100 can be broken up into multiple shorter outings should that be desirable.
Sections of Trail 100 pass very close to residential areas, so it is by no means an 'escape into nature' route, though that would be asking a lot for any route in the middle of a city.
The trail surface is rock and dirt, as are other trails in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.
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Land Manager: City of Phoenix - Trails and Desert Preserves