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Deem Hills Circumference Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (7)

An undulating semi-technical trail around the Deem Hills.


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5.9

Miles

9.5

KM

93%

Runnable

1,775' 541 m

High

1,490' 454 m

Low

722' 220 m

Up

698' 213 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

Description

The trailhead has a nice big parking lot with access to water and bathrooms. I took this trail in a counter-clockwise direction. The trail signs can be confusing as to which direction you should go; when running the loop in a counter-clockwise direction, you should almost always bear right.

The loop starts with a fairly long, semi-technical gradual climb. There is a "T" in the trail at the top of the hill; continue right. The trail then undulates and winds its way through the hills. There is a long, technical descent to another parking lot; this is one of the few times you should bear left.

The trail then crosses a service road and follows a flat cinder trail for about 1/3rd of a mile. The cinder trail then begins to climb, and once you reach the top of the small hill, start looking left for a trail marker. The trail is somewhat hard to see if you are not paying attention.

The trail then begins to climb again up a semi-technical, gradual climb around a scenic grassy area. There are two trails that branch off so make sure you stay right. There are many scenic mountain views. The trail then winds downward toward the parking lot.

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Tim Paziora

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  3.9 from 7 votes

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#321

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Photos

Circumference Trail after first climb.
Feb 20, 2016 near Anthem, AZ
Third climb on Circumference Trail.
Feb 20, 2016 near Anthem, AZ
Circumference Trail looking south.
Feb 20, 2016 near Anthem, AZ
Heading up the Ridgeline Trail.
Feb 20, 2016 near Anthem, AZ
Trailhead to Circumference Trail.
Feb 20, 2016 near Anthem, AZ
Looking back after the last climb.
Feb 20, 2016 near Anthem, AZ

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Oct 20, 2020
Dale Huddleston
counter clockwise 6mi — 1h 18m
Apr 10, 2019
Jose R
Super windy, but beautiful day. 6mi — 0h 57m
Mar 28, 2019
Jose R
Really great trail. It has everything in trail running. Good inclines, fast declines, scenic views, flat areas, and nice trailhead. 6.3mi — 16h 59m
Mar 2, 2019
Benjamin Lee