Fremont

Good weather. Not a lot of people on trail, but did start early

Peralta Trail to Fremont Saddle

Less people than I expected from the AllTrails reports. Dirt road had areas of washout, but still passable for all cars except low clearance cars…

Fremont Saddle by Peralta Trail

Road out to the trailhead was a little rutted from all the rain, but still easily passable. Got a late start so it was pretty warm,…

Peppy Peak

It was a beautiful day!  My daughter did the hike with me and We had fun

Picacho

Went with the Boy Scout Troop, prepping for Philmont next summer.  Did the whole loop with the Summit.  Started from our camp site took the…

Saddle Up!

Been a while since i’ve done one of my fav trails. It was a beautiful morning, the sunrise in the canyon never disappoints. Peak 1…

Halfway There!

3 down, 3 to go!! Halfway through our challenge we decided to tackle Fremont Saddle via Peralta Trail. The views were to die for, the weather…

Surprise at the Top

A lot of other hikers on the trail today. I decided after I Summited that I would hike down the tail side and then back…

Made it to the Roost!

We did the Carney to Cave trail loop. We found Robbers Roost, made it to Fremont Saddle and finished down bluff to Peralta trailhead. The…

Camelback

Tough hike for me but really exciting.  Very beautiful views.

Christmas on Camelback

This is a challenging hike as you approach the summit. Great views of the valley. The problem with this hike is there is a lot…

Camelback pains

Camelback was a very difficult climb.  My knees and ankles really took a beating.  Again, too many people.

Pie-Stair-sewa

Beautiful views of downtown and all the other mountains in and around the valley.  To get to the top it’s just a mile long staircase.…

Piestewa Peak

Great hike took less than 2 hours with a break at the top to enjoy the view

Camelback over and back

Echo trailhead -> summit -> Cholla trailhead -> summit -> Echo trailhead. Around 5.5 miles and 2,600 feet of climb. Ten Phx fire vehicles in…

Piestewa Peak

Always a beautiful hike to view the entire valley of Phoenix

Christmas Time on Camelback

Great hike this morning with Kati Morris and Dani Wilde.  Took us about 1 hour and 35 minutes up and back.  There was the best…

Beautiful!

Parked on Invergordon Rd, hiked up Cholla Ln 1/2 mile to trailhead, on the left. Beautiful hike, some areas you do have to grab on…

One day, two peaks – Camelback

Trail was good, weather was a fantastic 50s degrees.  A few people on the trail, but not bad if you are early…. on to Piestewa!

Piestewa Monday Morning Hike

The weather was cool and breezy at 11 AM. This is a good time to find a parking space as the morning hikers are gone…

Hiking Backwards Uphill

Picked up a high school buddy that came out of his apartment with blue jeans and a knee brace on. Drove down to the trail…

Picacho Peak

Great hike! The segments with the wire rope assist were challenging. Gloves are highly recommended for the ropes and rock scramble. We went mid-morning and…

Stairs and a Sunset

This was my first time hiking Piestewa Peak. It was definitely a heavily populated trail, which is not my cup of tea. My sister and…

Piestewa

Weather was perfect.  Did it with my oldest son and my wife.  I’ve hiked this trail more times than I can count.  I love it,…

Flat Iron

So my buddy and I thoughts we just do an hour or two. I knew that there was a waterfall about half way in.  We…

Piestewa Hike Peak One of Six

This was a challenging hike and the views were wonderful.  There were a good number of hikers as Saturday is a popular hiking day.

Whadup Wasson!

Second time hiking Wasson Peak. This time I started from Gould Mine trailhead and looped around to finish at Kings Canyon trailhead. I liked going…

Wasson

Alotta people hiking Wasson today!

Mid Day Hustle

This is a quick scramble during winter months. I love that this trail attracts so many people, but not in a crowded way. Parking was…

The Desert Treasure

From all the rain this past week, the trail was more like a creek and the surrounding rocks hovering over you were flowing waterfalls. The…

Turkey Day Hike

Since it was the holiday the trail was super packed. Some wind and a few rain drops, but having the sky stormy was beautiful.

It should be called bouldering

First time ever on Camelback and it was memorable. Early start just after sunrise, cool morning, trail was minimally traveled, and the first 1/2 mile…

This is a true gnarly hike!

Although this trail starts out very easy (practically flat) somewhere around 2 miles in it goes up! Super steep and all rock scrambling! Many times…

Group hike to Fremont Saddle

Trail was great, some loose rock but I hiked it with my 5yr old daughter who made it up no problem. There are a few…

Beautiful

Beautiful day for the hike.  Cool and slightly overcast.  Views were amazing at every elevation change.

Pre-Thanksgiving Hike

Trail was in great condition.  Some running water but nothing that hindered our hike. It actually added a new twist we’ve not encountered.  The views…

Who knew?

Always thought the trail ended at the summit where everybody rested before starting back down, turns out the true summit is east of there. Great…

Impromptu Camelback

Good hike up Camelback. Parking lot is small but during week had plenty of open spots. Was nice and cool out today, in mid 60s…

I saw the needle!

I got to the trailhead at 8:00 am. Very chilly at 38 degrees. Nice forest service volunteer asked me where I was headed and gave…

Rock scrambling

2nd hike of the day, started at 12:25, finished by 2:45. So many people! Lots of rock scrambling towards the top and at times somewhat…

Gnarly cables!!

This is a rad hike! If you can handle  heights and ledges this is a must do!  The park ranger at the gate convinced me…

Piestewa Peak – done

Day was perfect – temperatures were cool and the sun was out.  On our return we spotted 3 bald eagles circling near the summit.  They…

Hiking Rocks in Arizona

This was my 5th hike in 4 days so when I was done so were my legs. A lot of climbing up a rocky mountain…

Piestewa

First afternoon hike. It was a perfect day and I’m glad we did it. It was very busy, and have to say not my favorite.…

Sunrise up on Piestewa

A perfect day for a hike up Piestewa. Arrived at the often crowded parking lot about 30 minutes prior to sunrise. This gave us the…

Unable to complete it

So extremely sad & disappointed. Was unable to finish due to my extreme fear of heights. Went as far at my mind would take me.…

Zero Echos

Beautiful morning for a great hike!

36 markers, one at a time!

Made it in recode time for me and only had to break once! Felt great and ready for the next adventure!

McDonald Men

The weather was beautiful,  we started before sunrise.  A fun hike with dad and brother.  Overall, a very fun hike.

Camelback from Echo Canyon

Steep and rocky. Should have remembered my gloves for the scrambles. Weather was fantastic, trail was somewhat crowded.

Camelback via Echo Canyon

Parking was tough, learn to get there early or wait. Share the trail, enjoy the scramble to the top. Another wonderful Arizona urban hike. Hundreds…

Pokémon-Picacho

Amazing Arizona weather for the beautiful Picacho Peak ! Took about 2:45 from the hunter trail head and back. Would recommend gloves to use on…

Camelback Mountain

Weather was chilly in the morning but the trail warmed us up quickly. We started early to beat the rush.

Fremont Saddle Hike

Good conditions. Trail was not busy at all.  The water was running.

Before the sunrise

A little chilly at first but you warm up quickly as you ascend.  Lots of friendly people and gorgeous sunrise at the top.  2nd time…

Great view with too many rocks

Aside from the rocks not a difficult hike. Saw a few mine shafts which are surrounded by barbed wire. $20 to drive in which seems…

Fun in the sun

Tricky footing if you’re not paying attention. Very popular trail.

Knee shaking ass kicker

For someone afraid of heights. This was a doozie. As part of the 6 pop I had to. Get er done. It was a beautiful…

I loved it and hated it.

Jeff Hester I think I hate you. LOL.  I’m joking of course but this was tough and unlike anything I’ve done before. So exellerating.  The…

Saddle up

2nd hike of the day. First time here. Started bit later than we wanted. But after picacho early this am… And the drive. We are…

Piestewa Peak

Steep but fun! Hiked in the afternoon and it wasn’t too crowded.

Watch your step

Short and steep! Lots of steps up irregular shaped , jagged and sometimes slippery rocks! The peak afforded an amazing view of Phoenix! Very crowded…

Camelback via Cholla

Great hike. Took about 1:15 to get to the top. BRING GLOVES for the trek down.

#sixpackofpeaks

Great hike but plan on going up a lot of steps. 😀

Wassup Wasson

Drove out from Southern California to do a few hikes… This is the first on the list for us. It is a perfect weather day.…

Camelback Mountain

Last week I had visitors from Germany and we decided to hike together to the Top of Phoenix. My friends were really excited, for me…

Perfect first trail

Perfect cool weather after a rain storm. Trail is moderate with beautiful 360 views. Love this trail for a good start of the 6 peaks.

#FirstHike_PP

Great hike, however the AZ heat was still too much for me at 3pm, which required a few extra stops, so it took longer to…

Sunset Sweat

Started this hike at 4pm, partly cloudy skies, around 80° out. Sunset (closure of the trailhead) according to rangers was 5:25, so there was little…

Pie-Stewa

To remember how to spell Piestewa, I always say Pie-Stewa. Just a funny thing I do lol. Any who.. every time I hike Piestewa, my…

Pretty Peralta

Absolutlely LOVE the Superstitions! They are a magical place.  Great weather this afternoon – was still hot in the sun, but there is plenty of…

Piestewa Peak

Started early At sunrise and there were already lots of people on the trail. Nice hike

Piestewa Peak

Strenuous hike, but if you’ve trained for it, it’s not too bad. We started at 6:30 am(great weather conditions), done in less than 2 hours.…

Day trippin’ to Tucson

Left Phoenix around 6:30am to get an early start on the trail! Weather was absolutely gorgeous. Good breeze & overcast a majority of the way.…

Breezy at the Top

This hike is all Up. When u get to the saddle u have to go back down the other side to get to the Summit.…

Hiking before sunrise

Wonderful sunrise hike!  It’s best to start early because it gets more crowded as the day goes on, plus it’s cooler and you get to…

Girlie hike!

Girlie hike.   What happens on the hike…..stays on the hike😲💪☺️🤫🤫

Piestewa Peak

It was a beautiful  evening hike to watch the sunset from  Piestewa Peak. There were lot of parking space available as we reach at the…

Not like I remember

Went first thing in the morning hoping to beat the crowds and it was busy. Strongly disliked the first sections of the trail due to…

One down 5 to go

Great day for a hike. Arrived at the trail head around 7am and finished at 10am. Perfect weather over cast skies.

The Big Rock

Why the title ‘The Big Rock’ you ask? I’ll say, because when I stepped out of my car, gazing at the landscape I was about…

It’s anything but FLAT!

This hike is definitely not for beginners. Highly suggest you don’t hike alone, especially if you are short like me (5’2”).  I had to take…

Verrado Mamas Day Out

Weather was perfect!  We got to see the sunrise and enjoyed the entire hike with perfect crisp morning air and a bit of sunshine.  We…

Verrado Mamas Day Out

Trail was super busy!  Weather was sunny and warm.  Most of the trail is in the sunlight, the last 20 minutes is a scramble to…

Scouting the Trail

Camped in the State park with a troop of 10 boy scouts (including my son) and 3 other leaders.  This is my favorite winter hike…

Sunset @ Piestewa

I wanted to complete Piestewa during less busy hours, so I chose to go later afternoon during the week to avoid the crowds. Parking was…

Hopping on the Camel’s Back

Ironically, Echo Canyon trail was my first ever trail after moving to Arizona in 2011. This time I found it much easier than the first.…

Camelback

It was such a gorgeous day in Phx! Weather was perfect. Hike was great!

Camelback via Cholla Trail

Hike was very rewarding. No parking at trailhead, had to park .9 miles away and walk to the trailhead. Hike was difficult near the peak…

Veterans Day Hike for the Veterans

Absolutely gorgeous Veteran’s Day Hike. Started at 7am so the temps were cool and beautiful (59 degrees) and not many folks were on the trail…

Camelback Mountain

The trail conditions were great. The weather was fantastic. It felt great to say I accomplished it.

Camelback Calling

The hike to the peak of camelback was really great.Weather was awesome  with temperature around 80F.We started hiking around 8.30 am and took us 2.15…

Kickstart with Camelback

Had a great Sunday hiking the most popular mountain in the Phoenix Metro Area , the Camelback. We have done it a couple of times…

Fremont Saddle

Wonderful hike. It was my first time in the Superstitions and the views are spectacular. Hiked in the late afternoon so it was warm, roughly…

Crazy Hike

We hit the trail at 0600 and there were already a lt of people there, we had to park in the third lot. As we…

First of six!!

Made it to the summit of our 1st of 6 peaks as part of the winter challenge! Bring on the others 💪 The weather was…

Camelback Up and Over

Beautiful, clear, early morning, invigorating up and over hike. Started on the Cholla side and ended on the Echo Canyon side. 3.1 miles total.

Peakin’ Picacho

This was my first time conquering Picacho Peak, so I made sure to research beforehand. Trekking poles with gloves are strongly recommended and were a…

OOPS! Wasson Peak

I just moved to Tucson this summer and haven’t hiked much in years so I thought this might be a good hike to start out.…

Camelback

Trail was good.  Hot in the sun, but absolutely perfect weather once we hit the shade about half way up.  Went in the afternoon hoping…

Camelback – AZ Winter 2019/20

Perfect Arizona fall weather for the walk up the hill. Reached the parking lot around 9 am with plenty of parking spots available and the…

Piestawa

Trail was easily travelled. Saw two large coyotes in the wash by the bathrooms at the start of the trail. Great day.

Piestewa

Quick Piestewa summit after work with Carlos Zavala.

First hike of Winter!

Great hike with a cool fall breeze.  Night hikes are fun and the 360* views are amazing.

Sunrise on Piestewa Peak

Great early morning hike and was able to see the city lights twinkling and then enjoyed the sunrise as I made my way to the…