Butcher Jones Hike Saguaro Lake

Saturday, February 11 UU Outdoor Group Hike Saturday, February 11, 2023 – Butcher Jones Trail, Tonto National Forest  The Butcher Jones trail is a 5.8 mile out and back trail off of Bush Highway. There is only 636 feet of elevation gain. The trail winds around Saguaro Lake, both at the shoreline and...

McDowell Sonoran Preserve Hike – January 28

Saturday, January 28 - 8:45am MST The hike on January 28 will have 2 options: a 4.4 or 6.6 mile loop.  Location: Gateway Trailhead: 18333 N Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, 85255. Meeting time: Meet at the trailhead at 8:45am to start hiking at 9:00am. Hike Description: We will all start together, anyone doing the extension will...

Hike the Dixie Mountain Loop January 14

Saturday, January 14 - 8:45am MST The hike on January 14th will have 2 options: a 4.5 or 6.5 mile loop.  Location: Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve. The trailhead is located in a neighborhood. If you take AZ N 101, exit at #26 for 7th Street. Use the right lanes to turn right on N 7th St...

End-of-Year Hike & Potluck

As 2022 comes to an end, please join us in community on the trail or at Bonnie & Ed’s house. We can look back at this fall’s hikes and look forward to gathering again in the new year. Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve – Saturday, December 31 This hike is for...

Upcoming Hikes and End-of-Year Potluck

Holbert Trail at South Mountain – Saturday, December 24 Join Barbara for a 4.5-mile out and back moderate hike in the South Mountain Preserve on the Holbert to Dobbins Lookout Trail. There is only 997 feet elevation gain. Location: South Mountain Preserve is off West Baseline Road on Central Avenue....

Holbert Trail, South Mountain – Saturday, December 24

Saturday, December 24 - 8:45am MST Brown’s Ranch Cholla Mountain Hike Review Though the morning was chilly, the sun was shining, and the trail was green with saguaros as eight folks and a dog joined together for conversation for either a 5 or 7 mile hike. The sun quickly warmed everyone and jackets were removed by...