Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Thunderbird Conservation Park Day Hike
when Trip Report : June 9, 2022
where Peoria
the hike     At 6 AM sharp we will leave from the parking lot. We will head up Chuckwalla Trail. At most knolls on the trail there are trail splits. one goes over, one around; the elevation gain difference is not significant but the rockiness and trail width is incrementally more “Watch Your Step” worthy.
    From Chuckwalla we’ll head out Sunrise Trail to the Sunrise Summit loop. You have the option of not doing the summit if you prefer. Returning from the loop we’ll head across Ridgeline and down to the Coachwhip Trail.
    Taking a left to go east we’ll skirt the top of the amphitheatre at the 59th Street parking area (there are restrooms and ramadas nearby to take a short break, if needed). Picking up Sunrise on the opposite side of the hill we’ll return to Chuckwalla or Coachwhip to return to our cars. See Map.
    Poles are optional. Sunscreen or a hat are a good idea.
distance 3.92 miles
time 2 hours
EC +-597' elevation change
type loop
starting at Thunderbird Conservation Park Trailhead
on trail 100% — Sunrise, Chuckwalla, Coachwhip 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
meet 6:00 AM in the Thunderbird Conservation Park parking lot at 67th Ave and Patrick Lane.
•  Coming west on the 101 thru Glendale.
Turn north at the 67th Ave exit, travel 1.5 miles to the stoplight at N 67th Ave and Patrick Lane.
Turn right at stoplight into Thunderbird Conservation Park parking lot.
At the light the High School will be on your left and a Horse Corral should be beyond the light on the left.

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