Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Christiansen Trail, Phoenix North Mountain Preserve
when Trip Report : March 9, 2019
  Trip Report : September 22, 2012
where: Phoenix North Mountain Preserve
the hike:     Enjoy a variety of natural and urban vistas on this 6 mile hike on the Christiansen Trail in north Phoenix. The hike will proceed eastbound from the Phoenix North Mountain Visitor Center with a variety of terrains, changing grades, two tunnels, two moderate climbs, and a mixture of urban and natural vistas. Then, from the turnaround point, it will follow a somewhat different route back to the Visitor Center.
    We’ll take snack and catch-up breaks but no lengthy lunch break. We should be back at the trailhead before noon.
    For a map, click here and here.
    Fresh water and flush toilets are available at the Visitor Center.
Bring:
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  Hiking poles
•  Sunscreen
•  Camera
distance: 6.0 miles
time: 3-4 hours
EC: +-780' elevation change
elevations: 1,194 to 1,626 ft.
rating: "C" (6 miles)   Rate yourself as a hiker.
type: Double loop.
starting at: North Mountain Visitor Center and Trailhead,   12950 N.7th Street, Phoenix
We will meet at the assembly circle just south of the Visitor Center building.
3 miles out: Dreamy Draw Trailhead, AZ-51 & Northern, Phoenix
on trail: 100% – Christiansen Trail
dogs: no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather: Phoenix
meet: 8:00 AM
North Mountain Preserve
Visitor Center and Trailhead
12950 N.7th Street, Phoenix

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