Sunrise Trail- Fabulous Views

I love to hike and my husband and I have been exploring many of the trails around Fountain Hills and Scottsdale. If you are looking for a challenging hike with extraordinary views you might want to consider the Sunrise Trail . The views of the valley are beautiful and you also can capture a view of the Fountain in Fountain Hills. To reach Sunrise Trail-head, […]

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A Gem of a Trail in Fountain Hills Arizona

Looking for a quick hike without leaving town? The Lake Overlook Trail is the perfect hike to take with friends or family, where you can get a true sense of the beauty of Fountain Hills. The trail is short, only 1.7 miles long and has a few inclines but other than that, it’s pretty easy.  You can reach the trail across from Fountain Park on […]

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Hiking in the Sonoran Preserve

We did another fabulous hike, this time in the Sonoran Preserve in North Phoenix. This hike, ( the D trail) was just my style because it was only 4 miles long which to me is about the perfect length. The trail was wide so you could easily walk next to someone instead of in single file, there were only a few people and of course as with […]

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Christmas Eve Hike-Sonoran Trail

My hubby and I spent Christmas Eve day hiking on the Sonoran Trail in McDowell National Park. It’s easy access from Fountain Hills as you can reach the trail head at the end of Golden Eagle Blvd. Go ahead and park your car in the small parking lot and begin your hike at the entrance to Eagles Nest. You’ll follow the paved walk through the subdivison until […]

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Hiking the Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail

My husband I enjoyed hiking the Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail in Gold Canyon which is  located at the base of the superstition Mountains. It is an easy hike, about a 3 mile trip in and out with an elevation gain of only about a 400- 600 feet. It’s a popular spot with many hikers on the trail, when we reached the mouth of the canyon there […]

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Fountain in the Distance

Hiking Wind Cave Trail

My husband and I did another fabulous hike on Christmas Eve at Wind Cave Trail in Usery Regional Park. I say this was a moderate hike with some steep areas that were pretty rocky. The Wind Cave is really only an eroded overhang that sits at the southern tip of the volcanic tuff. As you start your climb if you look west over at Usery […]

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Hiking Butcher Jones Trail

My husband and I love hiking and try to go every chance we get. Recently we visited the Butcher Jones Trail over at Saguaro Lake. First off don’t believe the hiking books or what they say online saying the trail is well marked, at least not at the start as we could not find the trail head and only saw the sign that said dock […]

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Hiking Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale AZ

  Take a drive north of the resorts and high end shopping centers and you will find Pinnacle Peak a prominent north Scottsdale landmark. The Pinnacle Peak Park is 150 acres of scattered saguaro cactus and green palo verde trees. Within the park you find the only trail which  is a well maintained 3 1/2 mile moderate hike which gradually winds up the mountain. The […]

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