Camelback Mountain

My sister and I hiked up Echo Canyon and down Cholla Trail. We then walked 3 miles to our car.

Camelback, head to tail

My sister, Yani, and I hiked up Echo Canyon and continued on over going down Cholla Trail then looping back to the Echo Canyon trailhead…

Never again Camelback Mountain

It was an adventure. If you follow the blue reflectors when you can find them it’s slightly easier.  Got really windy towards the top so…

Piestewa Peak Sister Hike

My sister, Yani, and I hiked up Piestewa Peak and then came down and looped around the freedom trail back to the parking lot. Weather…

Piestewa Peak

We hiked up the main trail then came down the Freedom Loop Trail.

Fremont Saddle

Nice cloudy day with temps in the 50s.  Hiked with a group of 5 ladies and had a great hike to the saddle–then decided to…

My new favorite trail

We started early and it was chilly but we warmed up quickly with the gradual elevation increase. This was a beautiful hike!

This might be our new favorite!

This was my first time on this trail and I’m in love. It is a perfect combination of elevation, distance and views for days. Also…

Camelback Echo Trail

Weather was perfect, hike was fun and challenging.  So many different lines you can choose, even though the trail is busy you never feel like…

Camelback Echo Trail

Weather was perfect, hike was fun and challenging.  So many different lines you can choose, even though the trail is busy you never feel that…

Fremont Saddle

Trail conditions has some spots of loose rocks but otherwise in good shape.  Weather was beautiful as was the scenery.  Nice people also on the…

Piestewa Peak

I love hiking Piestewa, it is challenging enough but not too hard. Tyler and Tay went with and we all did grea . Trail was…

Picacho Peak Peakatyou

It was a beautiful day.  A crisp breeze and plenty of fresh air.   The hike is exhilarating. A lot of fun scampering up and…

Piestewa Peak

A normal busy day on the trail. Perfect AZ winter day!

Flatiron

This hike was awesome. Started off easy, then you climb 2000ft or so in about a mile. There was a good amount of people on…

Piestewa Peak

Even though I’ve hiked this mountain before (and it will always be Squaw Peak to me) I always find it very difficult. The first 2…

Piestewa

Weather was great, low 60s. Nice breeze. Trail was a little crowded since we went later (around 11a).

4hr Grind

This hike was the toughest of all 6 of the Arizona Winter hikes

Fremont Saddle from Peralta trail head

Hiked to Fremont Saddle from the Peralta Trail head. Then over to Ridgeline trail to catch Carney Springs. Down Carney to the Lost Gold mine…

This camel has a huge hump-back

Nice, semi-quick hike for a mid-day hike.   Beautiful, sunny day with temps in the upper 50s, made this a very pleasant hike. The trail…

Perfect Day

We had perfect hiking weather – sunny in the 60’s with no wind.  Everyone else thought it was a perfect hiking day, too.  Not surprisingly,…

Freemont Saddle

Peralta trail to Fremont Saddle is very rocky. It gets windy the higher up you get so bring a light jacket. I will do again.

Fremont Saddle

Very rocky trail with mosquitos near the water. Bring a jacket gets windy

Mainah hikes Freemont Saddle

Left work and headed for Peralta trail under nearly a full moon. Spent the night on Freemont Saddle and woke t ok a stellar sunrise.…

Wasson Peak

We had beautiful weather for our hike to Wasson Peak. It was sunny, cool and breezy, so we never got overheated, even though we were…

Summit Fever on Camelback

So excited to have hiked Camelback–at last! First time up since moving here, views from the top were amazing!! The Echo Canyon Trail is challenging,…

Excellent Echo

We love hiking Echo Canyon trail at Camelback and enjoyed this kick-butt hike on a near perfect day.  Love the boulders and the challenge of…

Excellent Echo

This hike will challenge you as you climb over  boulders to get to the top.  It appears easy from the ground, but always pushes you…

Squaw hike

Great Hike.  Beautiful sunny day.  Trail was crowded

The best picture day

Easy hike.. didnt feel like you need to put effort to go up.. its was a relaxing

Wass-on Roll!

Great walker; not a difficult incline. We did the Wasson Loop.

Picacho

Trail is marked very well marked and maintained.  The Cable system is super fun!  I will do this many more times 🙂  

Camelback Climb

So many people on this trail. The view was fantastic at the top. 2/3 was hiking and 1/3 was extreme bouldering!

Coquered the camel

Beautiful weather for a hike! Trail was very crowded. Had to park a mile from the trailhead. #mothersonhikes

Crazy Cable Climb

This hike at the cables was a little outside my comfort zone but with a supportive group, made it up with ease….beautiful view.

I wasn’t ready!

The trail was in great condition. The weather was prefect! I’ve only been hiking about 2 months! This trail was definitely a challenge. But also…

Picacho Peak

I hiked up with a girlfriend who likes scrambling, like me. It was a very slow climb/hike to the summit, due to all of the…

Pretty Piestewa

Great temps for a Phoenix hike! 46 degrees when I started, and 55 at the end. A very busy trail, but everyone was cordial.

Piestewa

Perfect temperature (mid 50s) very crowded, great views, great hike!

Wasson Peak Hike/Run

Great day for a hike with a downhill run. Wonderful weather! Looks like there may have been some recent trail maintenance. Lovely afternoon.

Take the rocky path

Sunny and dry, just under 40 degrees when we started but the steady incline warmed us up fast.  Hiked this counter-clockwise to go up the…

Journey to the Lone Tree

Yesterday was a beautiful day for a hike. And Fremont Saddle was the perfect start to this Challenge for me. We made it to the…

Flatiron the wrong way

When being chased by spandex people watch for trail markers. Stopped and ate before manteling over a small section to complete the hike.

Was on Wasson Peak

Started about 7:00 AM, 37 degrees, perfect conditions for a very scenic hike.  Made a loop and came down King Canyon, logged about 8.5 miles.

Mainah hikes Wasson Peak #2

Great Peak!! Beautiful trail.  Summit was 360 views. Legs were refusing to believe they were hiking again after Picacho Yestrrday.. ran into 2 other Mainers…

Mainah hikes Picacho Peak

Started this hike by walking from our campsite to Sunset Vista TH. Beautiful mid 60 degree day. Dry trail with great desert views. Just before…

Not a peak, but beautiful

Quite a hike to get there but worth going down a slightly washed out gravel road. Great hike.

Camelback sunrise

Sunrise hike, started 6:20 am headlamps on, steep ride line at the end, both lots of rocks and green with beautiful cactuses. Had the please…

Here’s to a 3rd

Started around 9:40 am after heading from camelback mountain. Legs weren’t too bad, stretch, some coffee and breakfast and up I went. With the spring…

Flatiron makes 4/6 in 24

So, first off…. I never read up on this hike, leaving it to be the 4th one in my 24 hour marathon of peak hiking.…

Not for the feint of heart

Started this hike about an hour after sunrise. Trail at this early time wasn’t too busy. Coming back was a different story as most of…

Wassup Wasson !

Wasson Peak. Jan 01, 2020 @ 7:45AM. Total Distance: 8.2 miles. Elevation Gain: 2,080 ft.  This was my favorite of the 6POP.  Great hike on…

Peaking Picacho

Picacho Peak. Jan 01, 2020 @ 1PM. Total Distance: 3.9 miles. Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft.  Peak #6 of the AZ Winter #sixpackofpeaks Challenge. Saved the…

Sunrise on Camelback

Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trailhead. Dec 31, 2019 @ 7AM. Total Distance: 2.9 miles. Elevation Gain: 1,270 ft. What’s amazing about this mountain is that…

New Year’s Eve hiking!

Night hike, first of 6. Steep, probably would have been better to do for a first time in daylight. But very fun.

Pee-YES-too-wah

Piestewa Peak.  Dec 31, 2019 @ 10AM.  Total Distance:  2.4 miles.  Elevation Gain:  1,180 ft. This is a short hike;  only a mile to the…

Flatiron Scramble

Flatiron Peak Hike via Siphon Draw Trail.  Dec 30,  2019 @7:56 AM.  Total Distance:  8.6 miles*. Elevation Gain:  3,280 ft. This hike requires a great…

Weavers Needle

Fremont Saddle Hike via Peralta Canyon. Dec 30, 2019 @1:39 PM. Total Distance: 5.9 miles. Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft. I started this hike right after…

Piestewa Peak Climb

Gets your heart pumpin’! Select your timing wisely, lots of people on the trail. Had to wait for lines of hikers to pass by.

Icy Climb Up, Views Worth the Struggle

Never hiked this trail before, so wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into. Overall trail was rough, primitive, with multiple water crossings, and beautiful…

Camelback

Great day and beautiful weather. Quite busy with lots of winter visitors over the Holidays!

Picacho Peak

Wowzers was this one tough!  Glad to have my son with me to encourage me in a spot where my fear was kicking in.

** Flatiron **

**SNOW?!** Just when I didn’t think this hike could become anymore beautiful or difficult, nature decided to prove me wrong. The forecast showed 0% chance…

Stairs in Central Phoenix

Ah squaw/piestewa peak….seems like more of a staircase than a nature trail. Well, the views of the metro Phoenix area were incredible. Lots of people…

Stairs to Piestewa

Chilly start but once we got moving it was a great day for a hike.  A bit more crowded and more stairs then I typically…

Wasson

Fun little loop, kind of crowded, parking was challenging, but it was during holiday.

Santa Cammelback

Cloudy cool morning made for great hiking. It was crazy windy at the summit.

PICACHO IN THE WIND!

Cool and windy today, especially around the bowl, but the summit had far less wind and felt several degrees warmer. Great hike with great friends!

First Peak accomplished.

The hike was cloudy and windy until near the summit, then it was  calm. Lots of people on this route today, exercising before Christmas.

Jingle Bell Hike

15+ years since last doing this hike! Gorgeous overcast, clear day, could clearly see the Superstitions!  Lots of stair climbing. Reached the summit and our…

Holiday Friends Hike 2019

My 2nd time hiking Flat Iron! This time our group had several who hiked previously and a few new to Flat Iron. The day was…

Spreading holiday cheer!

My 6 Pack of Peaks buddy, Amy, and I met up with a group of gals from Girl Take A Hike at 6am to start…

The Jingle Crew Crawl

Beautiful day with great friends and good weather. Trail was very busy as expected on a holiday weekend in Phx. Presented our crew with jingle…

Flatiron the best of the beasts!

Great hike overall.  A lot of lose rock/gravel throughout the trail.  Not an issue going up, but had to be very sure footed coming down.…

Flatiron again

Excellent hike and took a few first time Flatiron hikers with us.

Piestewa Peak

The sunrise on this morning was absolutely breath taking!  I felt strong and ready to conquer the first peak of the winter challenge with my…

Camelback

My son and I decided to knock out two peaks in one day!  This was a fun, boulder climbing, adventure done right after climbing Piestewa…

Camelback Santa

We arrived before Dawn because we heard that    Santa’s visits on the weekends before Christmas draws big crowds. We did some bouldering to get…

A Needle points the way

Simple Hike with special views. I can definitely see why this is a tourist attraction.

Fremont

Nice hike with great weather!

Beautiful day

Did this as a loop, Kings Canyon to Sweetwater, Esperanza, to Gould Mine.  Most of the trails were loose rock to scree, with heavy elevation…

Piestawa peak. True summit

Fairly busy trail. Definately worth the hike   Found the true summit and took a picture of the medallion in the rocks!  First peak!

Never again

I loved this hike for the most part…super challenging, lots of rock climbing/scramble, spectacular views…until the last 1/2 mile. Pretty sure I hated my life…

Camelback Attack

Had a great hike today with my BFF. It was definitely a challenge as I had never hiked this mountain before. The weather was great…

Flatiron

This hike sucks!  You just have to embrace it.  Starts mild enough and turns into a lesson in endurance.  Views are phenomenal and pictures don’t…

A Piestewa Peek 👀

We arrived to park mid day and found ample parking. This is largely due to ongoing improvements at the park. Several bathrooms, sinks at the…

Piestewa Peak !

Great weather on friday and the trail is really well maintained. Did the hike with my 9 year old son in little less than 2…

Able to use cable

Trail condition was good, but there was an area where the cables were under repair, so in that part the cables were not usable.  Just…

Pieste-wow!

The trail is mostly rocks creating a stairway to the top. No loose gravel which is a nice change for the AZ hikes. This hike…

Quiet

Heard the creek the whole first mile. Started late 1:30 pm, so 80% of the time I was in the shade, I did get a…

The Real Stairway to Heaven

Wowowow! The real stairway to heaven aka the best 360 views of Phoenix! It’s a short climb and a bit rocky but loved every second.…

Wasson Peak

Great day hike, takes about 3 hours at a moderate pace. Highly recommend taking the loop rather than out and back.

Camelback

The hike was challenging but short. It is a beautiful hike with nice views along the way. The trail is well-marked. We went during the…