Mormon-Ridgeline-Pima-National Trails Loop Hike (South Mountain)

Date: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 08:30
Leaders: 
Deirdre Sparling - dsparling@cox.net, 602-793-5077
Rating: 
B LENGTH: ~8.3 mi ELEV GAIN: ~ 2,000 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 8:30 am (depart 8:45) in the parking lot at 8610 S. 24th St., Phoenix, where 24th St. dead-ends at South Mountain.

We will start with about 1,000-foot elevation gain on one mile of the Mormon trail before leveling out on the Mormon Loop trail with its expansive views. We will hike east on the Mormon Loop trail towards Pima Canyon and eventually connect with the Ridgeline trail and the Pima trail, making a loop heading back west towards the National Trail. We will then hike on the National Trail with a short detour through Hidden Valley and Fat Man’s Pass before eventually returning on the Mormon trail to where we started.

Wear sturdy hiking boots, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses. Bring snacks and plenty of water.

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