|when||January 12, 2019|
|where||Fountain Hills Preserve|
Fountain Hills just opened a brand-new trailhead (porta potty but no water) at
the end of Eagle Ridge Drive called Adero Canyon. From the trailhead we take
the Promenade Trail for about a mile to the Western Loop turn off.
Going up the Western Loop gives us an elevation gain of 550' in 0.6 miles.
The view from the West View Overlook is great.
Going down the Western Loop Trail we turn onto the Andrews-Kinsey Trail and after half a mile connect into the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. After a steady climb we reach the Hitching Post and continue to the Sunrise Peak, where another spectacular view awaits us. After taking in the views we go down the Sunrise Trail back to the Ringtail parking area.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|EC||+-1400' elevation change|
|elevations||2440' (Trailhead) to 3069' (Sunrise Peak)|
|type||one-way, car shuttle|
|starting at||Adero Canyon Trailhead, Fountain Hills|
|rating||"B-" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|meet||7:30 AM at the Ringtail Trailhead in Scottsdale, on 128th Street.|
|Schedule of Events||Arizona Trailblazers Home Page|
|updated January 17, 2019||© Copyright 2019, Arizona Trailblazers. All rights reserved.|