Mondays in the McDowells: Diablo Trails

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 07:00
Dan Rothman -, 480-773-5197
Mark Miller -, 623-640-5375
A- LENGTH: 16.3 mi ELEV. GAIN: 500 ft PACE: Fast

Meet at 7:00 am (start 7:05) at the GRANITE MOUNTAIN TRAILHEAD, located in Scottsdale on 136th Street, 2 miles north of Dynamite/Rio Verde Road. 

The North and South Diablo Trails are located directly north of Cholla Mountain.  They form a technical bike circuit, around 3 miles long, with steep rock slabs, vertical drops, uneven terrain and protruding rocks.  However, for hikers the circuit is easy to moderate.  On the way there, we’ll be exploring the Renegade Trail, and on the way back we’ll hike the Soapberry Wash and Coyote Canyon Trails.  The hike is long but, except for the Diablo loop itself, generally flat and soft.