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    Mesa, Arizona

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    Los Angeles, CA
    Trailblazer | 709 pts
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    7/9/2018
    Great hike with 360 degree views, including many other mountains in the Four Peaks Wilderness and Roosevelt Lake. Getting there is a little tough, because the road to the trail head is unpaved and super bumpy. It is a totally enjoyable hike if you are in fairly good shape and don't have a fear of heights! Definitely bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
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    Chandler, AZ
    Adventurer | 442 pts
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    5/1/2010
    This is a beautiful hike and well worth the 2.5 hour drive (from S Phx). I used the book "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles" to navigate my way there and with regard to the driving directions for passenger vehicles, although my Civic made it to the trailhead with only a couples scrapes, I strongly urge a higher clearance vehicle. I agree with the author that this is a moderate hike. No matter how conditioned or in shape you are, the elevation changes gets your heart pumping. But don't worry, there are plenty of gorgeous places to stop and catch your breath. This May hike was my sixth trip to the trail and although I didn't make it to the top of the peak this time either, I have made it farther with each visit. The climb after the saddle is definitely not for the faint of heart. Although there were hand- and footholds aplenty (at least as far as I got), remembering you have to come down the same way can be a bit unnerving. The "down" is always the most difficult, and therefore dangerous part, in my opinion. All in all, a most enjoyable hike no matter what season you choose to hike in.
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    Queen Creek, AZ
    Pathfinder | 68 pts
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    8/11/2008
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    Tempe, AZ
    Pathfinder | 81 pts
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    7/1/2007
    great scenic drive to the trailhead, took me about an hour and a half to hike up at a fast pace. Make sure to pay attention, the trail is relatively easy to stray from. I had to leave visual breadcrumbs every now and again. On a side note i was able to get a strong cell signal the whole way. The view from the top is breathtaking and the drive back is amazing as well. The elevation makes for a great temperature even when it is triple digits in the valley. Nice and windy at the top too. I would highly recomend this trail, especially if you want to get away fromthe heat for an afternoon.
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    Glendale, AZ
    Pathfinder | 111 pts
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    4/24/2006
    great hike. I did it at night. lots of fire damage.
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    Trail Information

    Mesa
    Nearby City
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    Distance
    2,030 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Difficult
    Skill Level
    3–4 hours
    Duration
    Spring through fall
    Season
    Four Peaks Wilderness, Tonto National Forest
    Local Contacts
    USGS Four Peaks
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