60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix Guide Book

by Charles Liu (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles Phoenix  by Charles Liu

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ISBN: 0897326881

Arizona’s capital city may be an ever-expanding metropolis, but it still offers plenty of thrilling hiking options. Author Charles Liu’s 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix leads you to the best of them. From wildflowers and wildlife to ancient ruins and petroglyphs, the aptly named Valley of the Sun teems with diverse attractions. Some of them may surprise you. (Waterfalls in Arizona?) The book’s Key At-a- Glance Information gives the basics: the length, duration, degree of difficulty, scenic highlights, and other important facts about each hike. But you’ll also find outings for different moods and needs—hikes with children, or with dogs, or for running or solitude.

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Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix" Guide Book
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... Preview: Fewer fellow hikers and a complete lack of mountain bikers make the Alta Trail inviting to those who prefer to hike undisturbed in South Mountain Park. Alta Trail is the most challenging trail in th ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Superior, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: Striking views of Roosevelt Lake, Apache Lake, and Four Peaks grace this secluded and scenic hike in Tonto National Forest. Vineyard Trail is a segment of the Arizona Trail and also passes the site of ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Black Canyon City, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Crossing the Superstition Ridgeline is one of those feats that you brag about for a long time. This combination hike and scramble challenges even the hardiest of outdoor aficionados and earns its nick ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Jakes Corner, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: National Trail is the longest and grandest of all trails in South Mountain Park. It offers sweeping city vistas, secluded desert valleys, interesting rock formations, ancient Hohokam petroglyphs, hist ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Cave Creek, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Some route-finding skills are required for the trek to LaBarge Canyon. Upon arrival at Canyon Lake Marina, make sure you park in the designated trailhead parking against the fence. Walk across SR 88 ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Tortilla Flat, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park has long been a favorite of valley residents and visitors. This unique sanctuary houses a wide assortment of plants, specializing in those typically found in desert ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Superior, AZ - Hiking
... Preview: Though located in a remote area, Vulture Peak attracts plenty of visitors. This challenging trail takes hikers to a prominent saddle point overlooking expansive desert wilderness. Experienced hikers c ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Bosque, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Barnhardt Trail takes you on a scenic tour into the heart of Mazatzal Wilderness, offering thrilling views into deep gorges, up rugged mountains, and across picturesque hills. Rocky cliffs and spectac ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Tortilla Flat, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Fewer fellow hikers and a complete lack of mountain bikers make the Alta Trail inviting to those who prefer to hike undisturbed in South Mountain Park. Alta Trail is the most challenging trail in the ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Paradise Valley, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Camelback Mountain is the tallest point in the city of Phoenix. From the 2,704-foot summit of Camelback, hikers command an impressive 360-degree panorama of the city and surrounding mountain ranges. ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Paradise Valley, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Butcher Jones Trail runs along a section of Saguaro Lake’s northern shore, offering many scenic overlooks of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Burro Cove, this hike’s destination, commands an im ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Camp Creek, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: Situated in the shadow of Picketpost Mountain, Boyce Thompson Arboretum showcases a unique collection of native desert flora as well as arid land plants from around the world. The park’s trail system ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Roosevelt, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 18.7
... Preview: Part of the recently established Agua Fria National Monument, Badger Springs Wash runs a short distance to the Agua Fria River. A sandy trail follows the wash and provides access to Agua Fria’s meande ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Crown King, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Cave Creek Trail provides a pleasantly shaded and mild hike along the banks of perennial Cave Creek. Enjoy the classic riparian flora and the trickling water. Then take the hilly Skunk Creek Trail for ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Cave Creek, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Within the depths of Superstition Wilderness, an ancient people built a large ring of stone atop a hill. Circlestone is as remote as it is mysterious. Visitors can ponder its origins in complete solit ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Tortilla Flat, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Take this rugged remote trail through thick forests of manzanita and pine to East Fort, a high overlook studded with panoramic views of Twin Peaks, the Bradshaw Mountains, and the desert plateau below ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Beardsley, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.3
... Preview: The relatively new Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area is the scene of a beautiful hike through undisturbed desert in the shadow of Elephant Mountain. Hiking this trail might make you think you are the ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Tonto Basin, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Browns Peak, the tallest of Four Peaks, is the highest point in Maricopa County. Hike through its oaks and pines in summer for a cool escape from the desert heat. The thrilling scramble to the summit ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Cave Creek, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Ford Canyon Trail and Mesquite Canyon Trail showcase the best features of the White Tank Mountain Regional Park west of Phoenix. This 10-mile loop takes visitors through beautiful rocky canyons, sandy ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Beardsley, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: This scenic route showcases the best hotspots in downtown Tempe, a city known for its ties to Arizona State University. Though not entirely a hiking trail, this tour visits a mountain preserve, wander ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix"
Superior, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3

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