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Pyramid Trail

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Length

3.0 Miles 4.9 Kilometers

85%

Runnable

Elevation

1,126' 343 m

Ascent

-63' -19 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

2,324' 708 m

High

1,256' 383 m

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

Steve Jackson

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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 [Suggest Changes]

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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#126

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