Hike Ridgeline Trail

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Sunset view from Ridgeline TrailLevel: Strenuous

Distance: 11.5 miles 

Get ready for an unforgettable, adventurous date hiking Ridgeline Trail!  This trail snakes its way across the top of the Superstition Mountains swooping steeply up and down. You will go up almost 3,000 feet in elevation and then go back down again.  The scenery is dazzling!  Mountain peaks, valleys, the desert, and Phoenix stretch out below you. 

Climbing up Ridgeline TrailWe love hiking and our day on this trail was memorable and bonding.  Be warned though; this trail is INTENSE!  It is rocky with many steep sections.  In places, the you will need to follow cairns to stay on the trail.

Don’t take unnecessary risk.  Go only in cool weather, wear sunscreen, and take lots of water.  Carry a map and survival gear.  Give yourselves 10-12 hours to complete the hike, and if you are not experienced hikers, don’t go!  Phoenix has many other trails that are better for beginners.

This trail is a traverse, not a loop, so you will need to arrange for someone to pick you up at the end of the day, or plan to walk an extra three miles.  For detailed trail directions, visit  http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=126.

 

View of Phoenix from Ridgeline Trail

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