Bell Trail

The Stats: Hike Date: March 17, 2018Location: Rimrock, AZDistance: 6.9 milesElevation Gain: 587 feetPublished Difficulty: Moderate The Skinny:First off, and possibly most important to note: there is no backpacking or camping on this trail effective August 1, 2017. Which I clearly did not know, so we ended up making it a "practice backpacking hike." You know, the … Continue reading Bell Trail

Picacho Peak

The Stats: Hike Date: March 3, 2018Location: Picacho, AZDistance: 2.4 milesElevation Gain: 1,958 feetPublished Difficulty: Hard The Skinny:This trail was incredible. A bit of a drive from Phoenix, but totally worth it. Especially if you're up for a full body workout. The "hard" categorization is definitely accurate. Come prepared to scramble, and to walk on slim boards … Continue reading Picacho Peak

Sunrise Peak

The Stats: Hike Date: January 21, 2018Location: Scottsdale, AZDistance: 3.6 milesElevation Gain: 1,112 feetPublished Difficulty: Moderate The Skinny:Not too highly trafficked, a decent climb. Cool overlook of the Fountain Hills fountain if you're there at the right time. There's a nice view at the top and it definitely produced some sweat. I would go back.