Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Sunrise Trail Day Hike
when Trip Report : April 13, 2022
where McDowell Mountains
the hike     Hello hikers! Is anyone up for a sunrise hike? Please join me at the Sunrise Trailhead in the McDowells before sunrise at 5:45 AM, Wednesday April 13, 2022. This is when they open the gate. Limit 7 hikers as it has a small parking lot. Extra parking is ¼ mile down the road. The trail is very rocky and slippery with loose gravel in some areas. There are no restrooms.
    It is predicted to be a cooler day Wednesday and a beautiful morning hiking into this little canyon.
distance 4.2 miles
time 3 to 3½ hours
type loop
starting at Sunrise Trailhead: 12101 145th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
on trail 100% — Sunrise Trail
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 Scottsdale
meet 5:45 AM at Sunrise Trailhead.
drive
•  If you are coming in from the north of Shea, take the 101 to Shea and take a left (go east) 5 miles and Turn left onto N 136th St, then right on Via Linda, go to the end of street - just before the gated community. The gate to the trailhead will be on your left.
If you are coming from the south, take the 101 north to Shea exit and make a right (east) go 5 miles and Turn left onto N 136th St, then right on Via Linda, go to the end of street - just before the gated community. The gate to the trailhead will be on your left.
From Mesa or Gilbert you can also take Hwy 87 N to Shea and go west (left) to 136th St. Then see above.

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