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We've lived in the area for a few months now and have a great view of Shaw Butte from our home. We finally decided to check out the trail for ourselves, and those views from above are just as cool, in a different way. The...More
Begin at the North Mountain Visitor Center off of 7th street. There are bathrooms, water fountain and plenty of trail maps to help you navigate your hike. There are a few trail options so it is a good idea to orient yourself and have a...More
Just a couple miles away from the much more heavily traveled trails at Piestewa (formerly Squaw) peak, this area offers pretty much the same experience, with more solitude. The views from Shaw Butte may be a little less spectacular, as they are a little farther...More
This trail which has a couple of options for parking along 7th street, in a shopping center and in a neighborhood south of Thunderbird offers views of the valley and gives you another perspective on Phoenix in terms of being north of downtown. Great for...More
Spent many evenings while here admiring the colorful evening sunsets. Spectacular place to see the lights below with the sun setting. A good moderate hike up to the radio towers from the N. 7th Ave. tailhead. Some areas a bit steep. Some rocky areas and...More
Being from Chicago, any hike on a mountain is not as easy as everyone writes. However, I'd say this one was tolerable. Pretty flat or gentle elevation. Great beauty. Lots of people though so if you are looking for a hike in solitude, this is...More