Early Morning South Mountain Hike

Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 05:45
Leaders: 
Jim D - hikingstickjim@yahoo.com
Rating: 
C+ LENGTH: 4.5 mi ELEV GAIN: 1050 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 5:45 am (depart at 6:00) at the Beverly Canyon Trailhead. From I-10, turn west on Baseline Rd. and drive 0.9 miles to 46th St. Turn south on 46th St. and the trailhead parking lot is 0.2 miles at the end of the road.

We’ll hike west from the trailhead on rarely used, unnamed, but interesting trails for a little over 2 miles. This part of the hike will be relatively rocky and will go over several small peaks. We’ll return on the Mormon Loop Trail and the Javelina Canyon Trail, both good trails. We’ll enjoy a good morning workout, keeping an easy to medium pace, and finish around 8:30 am. If you can pry yourself out of bed this early, you’ll be glad you did this hike. Bring water and sunscreen. Cost to non-members is $5.