Granite Mountain/Coyote Canyon Hike (North McDowell Sonoran Preserve)

Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 07:30
Leaders: 
Grace Chen - 480-767-1727
Rating: 
C+ LENGTH: 9 mi ELEV GAIN: <500 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 7:30 am (depart at 7:45) at the Kohl’s parking lot, NW corner of E. Raintree Drive and Loop 101. Please park closer to the Pei Wei Restaurant. OR meet at Granite Mountain Trailhead (31402 N 136th Street, Scottsdale) at 8:15 am.

This is a beautiful hike around Granite Mountain and the relatively new Coyote Canyon area. This hike features beautiful rock formations, a crested saguaro and a unique “meatball” saguaro. Unusual for Arizona, the trails are relatively flat and rock-free! So we can enjoy the scenery and not look at our feet! The hike can be extended to the Balance Rock if the group is up for it.

Bring layers, water, sunscreen, snack and camera! No dogs or children.

Optional lunch at Portillos for their famous hot dog and Italian beef sandwich after the hike.

Cost to non-members is $5. Guests and new members should contact the hike leader prior to the hike.