Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Marcos De Niza Trail Day Hike
when Trip Report : March 5, 2021
where South Mountain
the hike     Start at Pima Canyon Trailhead. Go up the Marcos De Niza Trail that turns into Scott Ridge Trail, then it turns into Midlife Crisis to the Old Man Trail.
    We can stop there or hike down to Buena Vista Point using the National Trail. This will add 1.0 miles, making it 9.5 miles. The group will decide the Wednesday before if we want to do this extra mile. This is a very hard hike for the distance and has a lot of bouldering.
distance 8½ or 9½ miles
time 6-7 hours
EC 1900' or 2000' elevation change
type loop
starting at Pima Canyon Trailhead
on trail 100% — Marcos De Niza. Scott Ridge, Midlife Crisis, Old Man Trails
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Phoenix
meet 8:30 AM at Pima Canyon Trailhead.
•  The road to the trailhead is between Guadalupe and Piedmont off of 48th St.
Take I-10 to Elliot exit. Go west on Elliot. Turn right and go north on 48th St.
Go past Piedmont Rd.
Until you see green signs, stay right to stay on Baseline Road.
Turn left on the street just past La Miranda Way.
Turn left again at the guard house onto Pima Canyon Road.
Go to the the end of Pima Canyon Road and park.

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