Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Kiwanis Day Hike
when January 18, 2024 Thursady
where South Mountain
the hike     This loop hike starts at Ranger Trail at the Five Tables Trailhead and includes hiking on Las Lomitas, Kiwanis and National Trails for an easy to moderate hike with great views. Hike across the desert before ascending on the steep Kiwanis Trail through a beautiful canyon. After crossing a road, ascend a short distance to a stone structure at the top where we have lunch. The views of the Estrellas and the Valley from here are spectacular. The trail then follows a gently rolling ridge line before a steady descent via rocky Ranger Trail. Hiking sticks are helpful. Thanks to Debi Quarry who led me on the first hike I did in this vicinity and introduced me to this beautiful area.
distance 5 - 6 miles
time 3 - 4 hours
EC +-900' elevation change
type loop
starting at Five Tables Trailhead in South Mountain Park
on trail 100% — Las Lomitas, Kiwanis and National Trails
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Phoenix
leader    You must email the leader to confirm.
meet 8:45 AM At Five Tables Trailhead in South Mountain Park.
drive
•  Take Baseline Road to Central Avenue.
Turn right (south) on Central Avenue to the North Entrance of South Mountain Park.
After passing the ranger station (where there are restrooms) continue straight on the entrance road until approaching the 1-mile marker and closed gate.
Turn left just before reaching the gate. Continue on this road a short distance to Five Tables parking area on the right.

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