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Bear Mtn

Took a bit over four hours, started cool, but got up to about 90, lots of blooming cacti and century plants. Saw about 20 people…

Beary difficult hike

Started out at 9a and finished at 1p, it was already very warm, a tough terrain, rocky, shears and steep. As most have said, tough…

It was a Bear, alright

My brother and I hit the trail at 08:57, and we reached the summit at 12:09. It was in the mid 70°s when we started-off,…

Sedonas Hardest Hike

Much tougher hike then it looks. Elevates fast. Trail gets a lil difficult to follow at times, GPS app recommended to stay the course. Flies…

Bear Mountain

Very cool hike; beautiful views! Beware of false peaks and hike was more difficult than we anticipated. Finished in 3.5 hours.

Kendrick Peak

An easy trail to hike on made it possible to push a pace. A lot of sun exposure due to fire years ago, bugs at…

Bear Mountain 5/14

Great hike with amazing views on the way to the top. I only wish I’d completed this hike earlier in May to beat the heat.

“B Dubs” My kind of hike!!

I had the trail to myself! I got there shortly after 7, and busted this trail out in just over 3 hours total!! It was…

Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

This hike was a perfect way to spend a Friday. We used the location as an excuse to stay in Jerome because it was only…

1 down – 5 to go !

Early start, 6:30am.  Took me 2:20 to summit……not a quick hiker but enjoyed the sights!  Nice cool morning and mostly shade into the first canyon.…

Which way should I go?

It was a great day for reflection. I couldn’t decide on Sedona lookout or North Canyon, so I did both for a total of 12.1…

Bill Williams Mtn.

Great hike, definitely a little steeper but it is a shame the the top is so covered in cell towers. Flowers in boom created a…

Wandering on Wilson

Chilly start at 6am but warmed up quick by 8 am. This is a tough hike! I thought about taking my dogs but was glad…

Elden Lookout

Sun was out, lots of wind and more people than I expected down at the lower loop.  Views were ok but definitely a challenge.

Kendrick Lookout

Beautiful hike.  The temps were still in the 40’s around 7a and there were small patches of snow at the top.  Very windy and chilly…

Bear Mountain

This was a beautiful, well marked trail that definitely earns it’s hard rating! I had read about the false summits and thought I was prepared…

A “Bear”y Good Hike

Gorgeous spring day in Arizona! A slight breeze and clear skies. A bit if a rock climb but the trail was marked with white arrows!

Bear Mountain Mother’s Day

This is a challenging hike, but it was beautiful weather for it. It was pretty windy and that was a relief as I finished the…

Fun with big steps

Packed up with 40lb of training weight for JMT segment plans later this year. It was hard with the weight but glad I did it…

That Bear is Hot! BEAR Mountain Sedona

Easy to follow with white markers. Great cardio and the miles felt longer than 5 miles. High 80s but very minimal  shade so we’re  grateful …

First Trip to Sedona!!

The trail is pretty easy to navigate with the prominent white paint markers. We made it a day trip from Phoenix so the 80 degree…

Bear with me…

The hike was a bit longer than we expected coming into it, but it only gave us more views to appreciate. We started mid-morning, so…

Bear Mountain Hike

This hike was a challenge for me, the trail is well maintained and easy to follow with the markers along the trail. It is a…

Great day for a hike in the red rocks

Beautiful hike and interesting to see the changes in rocks as I hiked. Not a very difficult trail. Lots of spring flowers blooming. I got…

Bear Mtn

Fun Hike, rocky, amazing view at the top on the back side to sit and eat lunch

Wilson Mountain

Beautiful spring flowers, windy day, and great views to sit and eat lunch at the top.

Summer Six Pack #1

Very steep with large step ups and step downs.  Beautiful views along the entire route.

To the top we go

The weather was perfect!!!  The trail has seen some overgrowth since I hiked it last (maybe 4-5 years ago). There were a lot of fallen…

Gorgeous Views

The perfect amount of challenge, steep but manageable. We started early to beat the heat and it took 3 hours and 15 minutes with a…

Bear Mountain

Fun and challenging hike. It is steep but not too long. Lots of stairs/step-ups. The views are incredible. As it warms up an early start…

Bill Williams Mountain

There were some fallen trees near the end, and also some small patches of snow (but totally crossable!). Super windy at the top!

Saved the best for last

Beautiful trail! Went early enough for shade on way up. Not too crowded but got busier on way down.

Wasson Peak

This website sucks!!! I’ve spent 5 different times trying to log my hike!!!! Fix this website!!!  

Save Hardest for Last

Started early and finished early before.the heat. A challenging and rewarding hike. Love being surrounded by hardworking humans and pets enjoying the day.

Fremont Saddle

This was by far my favorite hike to date. Saw every color of wild flowers. I had the trail to myself for most of it.…

The camelback

Beautiful morning. Lots of people on the trail

Piestwa Peak

Trail conditions were great. Beautiful weather with a 6:30 start time. Short yet challenging.

Flatiron via Siphon Draw

My biggest problem with this trail was how difficult it was to navigate after the saddle. Otherwise it was all in all incredible!

Camelback

No complaints here! Not for weak knees or ankles though!

Flatiron

Saw large and small lizards. Fed panamint chipmunks grapes and banana. People were friendly. Did a lot more scrambling since I made my way off…

Flatiron

Saved Flatiron for last…  My first time hiking this one and, while it was a beast, the views were absolutely worth it.

Flat Iron

Wow! Such a difficult trail, but in a fun way

Wasson Peak

Fun hike with beautiful views no facilities at the TH

Quartz Peak

This was the hardest one for me to find and get too. I am not from Arizona and this drive was somewhat stressful for me.…

Scramble Beast

The biggest scramble of all 6! Started early morning -7am and most of the ascend was in a shade with nice breeze coming through. The…

Scaling the Camel’s Back

Decided to hike the alternative hike as an extra. So this the 7th hike.  Saw changes like actual restroom. Still really crowded. Plenty of hikers…

Quartz Countertops

The quartz at the top was beautiful! Dirt/sandy road to get to trailhead

Fantastic Fremont

Loved Fremont Saddle! The toughest part is towards the end when you hit the switchbacks and gain the most altitude. So worth it when you…

Fremont Finale

Got up at 3:15 AM (alarm was set for 4….) to hit challenge hike #6 in relatively cool weather and to drive up from Tucson…

#6 last peak hike

I did it! Last peak challenge…what a beast this hike was.

Quartz peak

Tough hike. Glad I did it but definitely don’t have a desire to hike it again.

Easter Hike

Happy Easter! Picacho Peak…cables galore…climbing everywhere like spider man. lol. I would have to say this was a fun one…challenging but fun! One of the…

Easter Hike

I substituted Wasson Peak with Camelback Mountain

Quartz Peak

The road in to the trailhead was a little bit of an adventure in itself.  Happy that my Bronco managed the rough terrain without incident!…

5.6 miles my @$$

Well, we did it! We finished number 6 today and it was a doozy! I almost gave up a couple of times but somehow found…

Quartz was Quool

Great way to finish off my 6PoP – this was a beautiful, challenging hike and really made me appreciate the variety of all the peaks…

Climb the Iron

Hard hike but so glad to have done it. Met up with a small group who let us join them. We had good conversation and…

Flatiron Frenzy

Since I’m from Tucson I stayed the night in Mesa to get a start at 6:30 AM.  Was gunning for 6 AM when the park…

Wasson Peak

Such a beautiful national park, rewarding 360 degree views! Lizards were very active and everywhere; that was fun to see.

Better than Work

An amazing amount of friendly people wirh huge smiles. Great day to not.go to work

Ferris Bueller Day Off

It was a great day to bound up and down the rocks of this trail with people.from all over the world.

Fremont Saddle

Wildflowers everywhere! Excellent, gorgeous hike to Fremont Saddle, then to a lookout point, and back down the Cave Trail to form a loop to the…

Acrophobe’s Hell

So, 4 of 6 is in the books and I’m pretty darn happy that this hike is in the rearview mirror.  As one can probably…

Fremont Saddle Saunter

Today’s hike was one of those good ones that stick in your head.  I started at 0800-ish and the weather was perfect.  The parking lot…

Quartz Peak

This was an amazing hike; however, the road getting there started the real adventure.   Couldn’t have completed this in my front-wheel drive vehicle. Lots…

Camelback Rock Scramble

This was my first hike in the AZ winter Series.  I’m staying/basing out the North Phoenix area so I wanted to get both Piestewa and…

Piestewa Slog

This was hike number 2 for the day after completing Camel back Mountain earlier in the morning.  The trail is well done but you will…

Picacho Peak 2022

This was fun, but I did Picacho and Wasson in the same day.  My legs were pretty tired.  I’d like to do it again without…

Wasson Peak

Got out early and really enjoyed this trail

Quartz Peak

Last hour or two of hike was during night. I ironically enjoyed the the dune-buggying in and out of the trailhead entrance.

Sunset at Camelback

Not crowded, plenty of parking at 5:30PM. No snakes, which was great! Cool breeze. Watching the sunset as I was hiking back down was beautiful!

Flatiron

Tha last hike for the winter challenge is complete! This is a challenging hike with a great reward at the end with the views.

Hot Desert

Amazing winter hike, however it has gotten hot today so I had wished that I started early. Kings Canyon trail is rocky, but well maintained,…

Potent Piestewa

Do not underestimate this hike! The shortness of it led me to think it wouldn’t be too bad but it was a beast from start…

Piestewa Peak

Great morning for a hike. Interesting trail with a combination of natural and man made features for the path. It has a big elevation change…

Picacho Peak

This was my 1st time at Picacho and it was amazing. Trail was easy to follow, especially being alone for it. I would recommend bringing…

Capping the Challenge with Quartz

This was a second attempt to get to the summit. Earlier this week I attempted to summit but due to time constraints I turned back…

Picacho Peak

Hard but rewarding hike. Fairly populated trail, but I got a late start on a Saturday, so most traffic was headed down. 10/10 would hike…

Piestewa

This is not my favorite hike, but it was a beautiful day!

Quartz Peak

Beautiful and quiet area – by 8:45 when we got to the parking lot after a 45-minute drive on the sandy dirt road, the Lott…

Quartz Peak

Hike 5 of 6 hot as heck! Glad to get this one under our belts…the sparkle all over the ground was beautiful though!!

Wasson Peak

Did the loop hike staring at King Canyon to Wasson Peak, then down the Hugh Norris trail. Excellent views throughout, wildflowers, and interesting geology. Highly…

Picacho Peak

Completed Wasson and Picacho in one day. An enjoyable climb. Not long at all, but 1,800 AEG. Temps peaked at around 88 by the time…

Quartz Peak

It was quite hot, but then again I didn’t start until around 10 am. I went through my Camelback and 32oz Yeti. The flowers were…

Superstition Beast

Amazingly beautiful hike! Very difficult, but completely worth the effort! ❤️⛰

Flatiron

Definitely deserve it’s hard rating from All Trails.  The lower trail is  very rocky and the upper trail requires some scrambling. Very little traffic on…

Quartz Peak

I would recommend a high clearance vehicle or you will have to drive very slowly. The hike is very steep almost the whole way up–…

Piestawa Peak

Started the hike with fairly overcast skies.  Nice breezes near the top.  Quite busy, but not surprising for this trail on a Sunday morning in…

Wasson peak

Beautiful hike. Much easier than I expected.

Flatiron

Tough hike but well worth it, lots of scrambling and using all 4s, will do it again.

FREMONT SADDLE

I started at 6:30 and finished around noon. I am not a fast hiker, I like to enjoy the hike as long as possible.  I…

Camelback

Good hike, got to the trailhead before sunrise on a Saturday, parking lot almost full already. Lots of people, great views.

Never Again

Yikes. This one was as difficult coming down as it was going up. We started at sunrise and the weather was beautiful, but by the…

Peralta & Weaver needle

Great hike, just a little warm for this time of year. Snakes are starting to come and we saw a couple medium sized rattlesnake. But,…

Picacho Peak – Loved It!!!!

Loved loved this one!!!   Didn’t know how I would do with the cables but those were my favorite sections.   Steep from step #1…

Flatiron = Flat on my @$$

This is the hike I was most nervous about, and ended up being a rare hike where I preferred the uphill to the downhill. There…

Finding a Route to Flatiron

This hike was a difficult yet beautiful one. The wildflowers were out.  There were several hikers but in different small groups and there were times…

FlatIron

Tough challenge for the last peak. Felt similar to Quartz Peak in difficulty. Was a hot AZ day low 90’s but some cloud cover .…

Flatiron

Spectacular hike!!! Be ready for an all day adventure.  The desert was exploding with color, best bloom I have seen in years.  The hike turns…