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Valley Vista Trail

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This trail leads to the highest peak in the park and offers beautiful, sweeping views of the area.


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

77%

Runnable

2,318' 706 m

High

2,094' 638 m

Low

224' 68 m

Up

11' 3 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The park is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Runner Notes

Be careful on this trail. There are spots where the narrow trail could make passing hikers dangerous. Please be courteous toward others.

Description

This trail starts at the highest point on Turnbuckle Trail. It is only a third of a mile and climbs about 200 feet. The trail is in good shape with secure footing, which makes for a stable climb to the top.

The view provides a nice reward for your effort and is arguably the best the park has to offer. When you reach the summit, there are plenty of boulders to climb around and situate yourself on for a good rest before you head back down to Turnbuckle Trail.

Flora & Fauna

A variety of desert plants and cacti are plentiful. Watch for lizards, squirrels, rabbits, birds, and rattle snakes.

Contacts

Shared By:

John Parker

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#570

in Arizona

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A view from the top
Mar 23, 2018 near Buckeye, AZ
A view from the summit down toward Buckeye
Mar 18, 2018 near Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail facing east
Mar 18, 2018 near Buckeye, AZ
From the summit looking down toward Buckeye
Mar 18, 2018 near Buckeye, AZ
From the summit back to the trail
Mar 18, 2018 near Buckeye, AZ

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