Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Skyline Regional Park Day Hike
when Trip Report : January 27, 2018
  Trip Report : December 31, 2016
where Buckeye
the hike     The City of Buckeye’s Skyline Regional Park is a new 8,700 acre mountain preserve located in the southern White Tank Mountains. The park features 16 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Entry to the park is free. The preserve features a number of trails of varying lengths and difficulty levels.
    We will be hiking the outer perimeter of the trail system. This will give us a nice 9 mile loop, ascending and descending some ridges on the eastern portion, with stops at viewpoints and nice vistas, and enjoyment of an easy desert walk on the west side of the preserve. Rated a "B" hike because of length and moderate elevation changes. Future plans for the trail system include an eventual connection to Maricopa County’s White Tank Mountain Regional Park.
distance 9 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +-800' elevation change
elevations 1400' at Quartz Mine Trailhead, 2200' at viewpoints
type loop
on trail 100% — Quartz Mine, Skyline Crest, Chuckwalla, and Granite Falls Trails
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost When car-pooling, pay your share of the cost of gas.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Buckeye
meet 8:00 AM in west Phoenix on the west side of the Fry’s Mercado parking lot at the northeast corner of 43rd. Ave. and McDowell, just north of I-10, exit 140.
drive
•  From I-10 in Buckeye, take the Watson Road exit 117.
Go 2 miles north to the gatehouse.
Turn left at the stop sign and follow the signs to the trailhead.
Roads are paved and sedan-friendly dirt.
Address: 2600 N Watson Rd, Buckeye.

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