Granite Mountain Loop Hike Review

Gary Ezzell led the Granite Mountain loop hike for the UUCP Outdoor Hiking Group on November 12. Eight other folks joined him to enjoy the 60-degree temperatures, fat and healthy saguaros due to the recent rains, and stunning granite rock formations on an easy 6.2 mile hike. Afterwards, many people went to the Pony Express Café for wonderful coffee and conversation.

Up Next: Nature Loop Trail at Phoenix Mountain Preserve

Come out and get some exercise with Barbara as she leads an easy 3.5 mile hike on the Nature Trail Loop in Phoenix Mountain Preserve on Saturday, November 26.
LOCATION: Phoenix Mountain Preserve, Piestewa Peak
2701 E. Squaw Peak Drive, Phoenix (off Lincoln Drive)

After you enter the park, continue to the end of the road where the trailhead is located. Look for the “CHOLLA” location marker on the left side of the road. If the parking lot is full, there is other parking available. Bathrooms and ramadas are at this site.

We’ll meet at 8:45am at the trailhead to start hiking around 9:00am. Remember to bring $2 for the UU Hiking Fund. See the hike flyer for more details.

Also please check the calendar. If there is an open date and you would like to lead a hike, please send an email to with the date and location of the hike to be added to the calendar.