|when||Trip Report : January 5, 2021|
|where||McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Northern Region|
This hike begins at the Granite Mountain Trailhead in the Scottsdale
McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Northern part. See Map.
From the trailhead, we will hike along the Bootlegger Trail, we then will turn left at BL2 and begin a clockwise loop around Granite Mountain on the Granite Mountain Loop Trail, with a 0.3 mile each way side trip to Balanced Rock. We will then rejoin the Granite Mountain Loop Trail and continue clockwise around the trail, stopping at the scenic View (GM10) and then at GM4, take the Bootlegger Trail back to BLM 2 and then that trail back to the trailhead.
This hike offers many splendid views of classic Sonoran Desert plant life and scenery.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|EC||+-400' elevation change|
|elevations||2578 ft to 2899 ft|
|starting at||Granite Mountain Trailhead|
|on trail||100% — Bootlegger, Granite Mountain Loop Trails|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.|
|meet||8:00 AM at Granite Mountain Trailhead, Lone Mountain Road and 136 St., Scottsdale.|
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|updated January 13, 2021||© Copyright 2021, Arizona Trailblazers. All rights reserved.|