Andrews-Kinsey Trail Hike (McDowell Sonoran Preserve)

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 07:00
Leaders: 
Dan Rothman - 480-773-5197, dwrr1@yahoo.com
Rating: 
B+ LENGTH: 13 mi ELEV. GAIN: 2400 ft PACE: Med-Fast (2.7mph)

Meet at 7:00 am (depart 7:15) at the Lost Dog Wash Trailhead (1 mile north of Shea at the end of 124th Street).

Join us hiking the beautiful, new Andrews-Kinsey Trail, which connects the McDowell Sonoran and Fountain Hills Preserves. We’ll leave from Lost Dog Wash Trailhead and hike to the Sunrise Peak saddle, from where we’ll connect to the A-K Trail and head off toward the West View Overlook in Fountain Hills. There are beautiful views along the way and at the Overlook of the McDowells, Four Peaks, Superstitions, Adero Canyon, and Fountain Hills. The hike involves a lollipop loop, circling over and around the West View Overlook on the Western Loop and Promenade Trails. Those wishing to skip the loop can make this into a 10-mile (1800 ft EG) out-and-back hike.

Bring plenty of water, snacks, electrolytes, and wear sturdy hiking boots. Cost to non-members is $5.