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Sunrise to Andrews Kinsey Out-and-Back

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Length

9.1 Miles 14.6 Kilometers

88%

Runnable

100%

Singletrack

Elevation

1,476' 450 m

Ascent

-1,475' -450 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

2,943' 897 m

High

1,940' 591 m

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Climb up Sunrise Trail to Andrews Kinsey Trail to the Scottsdale/Fountain Hills border and back.

Paul Staker

Overview

No camping - open sunrise to sunset.
A challenging run on well-maintained trails with extended views of Four Peaks and Weavers Needle.
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Dogs: Leashed

Description

The first two miles climbs over 1000 feet from the Sunrise Trailhead to a saddle below Sunrise Peak. Stay on the Sunrise Trail for a little less than half a mile to the intersection of the Andrews-Kinsey Trail.

This trail is a joint effort of the Scottsdale and Fountain Hills preserves. I followed it for two miles to the border of these two towns, although it can be followed into Fountain Hills where a fairly major trail system has been established.

The the remaining miles on the Andrews-Kinsey Trail is relatively level as it follows the contour as it winds between several ridges and the intervening washes between them. Eventually you'll come to a rather steep descent, and you can choose to had back beforehand, or descent all the way to the Andrews-Kinsey Trailhead. Just remember if you don't leave a car at this trailhead, you'll have to retrace your steps!

Flora & Fauna

Granite boulders, large saguaros.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Scottsdale

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