I love to hike and my husband and I have been exploring many of the trails around Fountain Hills and Scottsdale. Sunrise trail is a very healthy steady incline with extraordinary views . You can see the Fountain Hills fountain in the distance. To reach Sunrise Trailhead, you just drive all the way east on Via Linda until the road ends at the gated community of Hidden Hills. It can get a little crowded on weekends but they have a small parking lot at the base of the mountain and a larger lot down the road a bit.
Distance: 5.6 miles for the total out and back to Sunrise Peak.
This hike is rated MODERATELY-DIFFICULT and Elevation change about 1300 ft gain and requires a greater than “out of shape” level of fitness.