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Great Horned Owl Trail

Intermediate
 2.8 (4)

A short looping trail with many steep inclines.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

92%

Runnable

1,982' 604 m

High

1,620' 494 m

Low

439' 134 m

Up

430' 131 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

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Runner Notes

Watch your footing as the local landscape isn't friendly to those who fall.

Description

Are you ready for a killer work out? If so, the Great Horned Owl Trail is the place to begin. Along the 3+ mile trail, visitors will be greeted with many steep ascents. These are followed shortly by descents that will allow runners to catch their breath. Especially if you take this one counter-clockwise, you'll want to leave a bit of gas in the tank, because there is a pretty steep climb at the end.

If you haven't had enough hills for one day, you can take the Union Peak Trail to climb a short summit trail to reach sweeping views of the area and the Deer Valley Airport.

Flora & Fauna

Many prickly area plants line the trail, and if you keep your eyes peeled, you might be able to see lizards and other basking in the sun.

Contacts

Shared By:

Rebekah Wilhelm

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  2.8 from 4 votes

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Sunrise from Great Horned Owl.
Jul 19, 2019 near Anthem, AZ

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Jan 5, 2017
Amy White
Linked together Hawk's Nest to Desert Tortoise to Cactus Wren to south side of Great Horned Owl and back to trailhead. 7.2mi — 1h 30m