Rainbow Valley Trail Hike in Estrella Mountain Park

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 08:30
Larry - ashcrofbks@yahoo.com 602-789-9548
B- LENGTH: ~6 mi ELEV GAIN: ~650 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 8:30 am (depart at 8:45) in west Phoenix on the west side of the Fry’s Mercado parking lot at NE corner of 43rd. Ave. & McDowell, just N. of I-10, exit 140.

The hike will begin at the Rainbow Valley Trail that is part of a scenic loop in the northern reaches of the Sierra Estrella Foothills, then swing by the Rock Knob and return on the Toothaker Trail through the beautiful desolation of the foothills. Here’s hoping the desert will be green & blooming! Bring sunscreen, hat, boots, plenty of water, snacks and $ for carpool. There is a $6 per vehicle entrance fee. Cost to non-members is $5.