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Pima Canyon Trail-South Mountain Park (S)

Date:Destination:Pima Canyon Trail
Level:Short (S)Area:South Mountain Park
Approx hike distance in miles:3Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:400Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:N/AHike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NoPark entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.362785


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty:ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is an out-and-back hike with a short loop. There are petroglyphs and a great view from the ridge. Bring water and a snack.


Take Hunt Hwy south to Attaway, turn right. Turn right (west) on Hwy 287/87 to I-10 West toward Phoenix. Exit at Elliott Rd (#157) and turn left on Elliott. Drive 0.5 miles and turn right on S 48th St. Get into left-hand lane. Drive 1.1 miles and turn left on S. 48th St. (This turn is hard to see, it is just as you see a sharp curve sign for the right going to Baseline Road). Drive only 315 ft and turn left on E Pima Canyon Rd.  Entrance to South Mountain, the golf course is to the right. Note: There is a small parking lot at the trailhead, but there are plenty of spaces along the entry road.