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North Mountain/ Shaw Butte

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Awesome to live so close by!

We've lived in the area for a few months now and have a great view of Shaw Butte from our home. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phoenix, Arizona
A good hike

Hiked up the south trail, took about 1.5 hours up and back. Challenging enough to make you work but... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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12950 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85022-5500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Mdgrl79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trails not clearly marked. Some areas steep. Bring water and a camera. Beautiful sunset. Moderate/difficult trail.

Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Hiked up the south trail, took about 1.5 hours up and back. Challenging enough to make you work but not too over the top for a hot summer day!

1  Thank FrequentFlier566035
Reviewed 30 June 2018

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

Thank michelleclarkdesign
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice area. It’s desert terrain but you know that in advance. It was pretty hot already and it is only April. I wouldn’t do this in the summer. But it’s interesting to see the sites.

2  Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Trails were not easily marked, no ranger station for trail guides/maps. Trails were very steep, some parts a bit treacherous.

Thank OntheGO727
Reviewed 25 February 2018

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

1  Thank ET_Bville
Reviewed 24 December 2017

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

1  Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Inoque1
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank mike m
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