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blue Pyramid Trail

Trail

3.0 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
85% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,126' 343 m
Descent: -63' -19 m
High: 2,324' 708 m
Low: 1,256' 383 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Steve Jackson

This is a nice morning run up to the top of a ridge with great views of the valley below.

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The Pyramid Trail is a great run with switchbacks to the top of South Mountain. It is very popular on the weekends. Start early so you can beat the heat and bring water. This climb will get your heart in the cardio zone for a good workout!

The trail is narrow so you'll be moving off trail when you encounter other hikers and runners. From the top of the ridge you can see Mesa, the Superstitions and the Gila Indian Reservation. I generally run these trails for exercise as do many other runners here. It's close enough to run from your home in Awatukee. Once on top, the trail rolls up and down and connects with the National Trail and you can choose to loop back down the Telegraph Trail or do a return trip back the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

Desert cactus. Did not see any animals but we did see birds.

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Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

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Jun 8, 2019
Karen RK
Walked briskly from home — 1h 32m

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