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Beverly Canyon Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > South Mtn
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,231 feet
Elevation Gain 333 feet
Accumulated Gain 350 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 3.45
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6  2019-07-07
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6  2019-06-24
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4  2019-06-23
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6  2019-04-11
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4  2019-03-20
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3  2019-03-18
Young Man's Loop
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Author TheMazzicMan
author avatar Guides 2
Routes 35
Photos 32
Trips 51 map ( 335 miles )
Age 50 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Oct, Dec, Feb, Apr
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  6:16am - 6:25pm
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She Ain't Grand. She's Beverly.
by TheMazzicMan

Overview
A popular trail in the northeast corner of the park, providing easy access to several other longer trails as well as smaller, localized systems.

History
South Mountain Park was created in 1924 as Phoenix Mountain Park. Much of the initial trails were created in the 1930s through the efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Hike
The trailhead is accessed from the parking lot at the end of 46th Street. After passing some condominiums on the left, the well-signed trail begins its path up into Beverly Canyon, eventually settling onto a course that carries it beneath power lines high overhead. As the trail gently climbs, the city of Tempe is visible to the northeast (the landmark of A Mountain can be seen under favorable conditions). At about 1.4 miles in, the trail crosses the National Trail. From this point, signage is non-existent and social trails abound (while getting truly lost would be hard to do, a map will make the trip a lot less frustrating). After crossing Pima Wash, the trail climbs steadily to a saddle at Scott Ridge that overlooks the communities of Ahwatukee and Chandler. From this point the trail descends sharply over a quarter-mile to its terminus at the Desert Classic Trail.

As with most trails in this park, this route provides some opportunity for views of city lights. Clues of the mountain '92s geologic history and composition are everywhere for those who know how to tease them out. The trail is complemented by abundant examples of Sonoran plants and cactuses. Overall, this trail is a great option for those seeking an accessible, brief escape from the built environment without a large commitment of time and travel.

Water Sources
Water is available at the 46th Street lot from a municipal spigot located at the adjacent Javelina Canyon Trailhead.

Camping
Camping is not permitted.

Popular Loop
Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly Loop

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2017-10-11 TheMazzicMan
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Most recent of 56 deeper Triplog Reviews
    Beverly Canyon Trail
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    South Mountain Lollipop
    I almost decided not to hike this morning. There was other things I wanted to do - study Python OOP, joule thieves, PIR sensors, fun stuff like that. I'm so glad I decided to go!

    I started out at the Pima Canyon parking lot, and headed up the road to join the Javelina Canyon Trail. Then down towards the Beverly Canyon parking lot. Almost there, and I see another hiker coming towards me. He looks familiar. I stared harder. I know him! As he got in talking range, I blurted out, "I recognize you! You're... You're... Turtle! No. Lil' Tortoise! No. Uhhhh..."

    He graciously offered, " @Tortoise_Hiker ?" "Yeah, that's it!" :doh:

    I babbled on, telling him that he was one of my HAZ heroes; that I'd been reading his triplogs for years; "watching" him hiking the AZT with his friends, etc., etc.

    He kindly asked about my AZT hikes, and I blabbed on and on about what I've done. He kindly listened and made the appropriate comments, as heroes always do. (My kids would ask, "Did you go all fan girl on him?")

    Needless to say, I was on Cloud 9 for the rest of my hike up the Beverly Canyon Trail, and then down the National, back to the parking lot.

    It was a great day to hike, cloudy the whole time. Never saw the sun, even on the drive home. What great day! :y:
    Beverly Canyon Trail
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    Beverly-ridgeline-mormonloop-national-javelina
    afternoon workout hike
    saw my first three chuckwallas of the year
    seems a little sparse :(
    half dozen hikers and mountain bikers, three trail runners
    three of the above had audible music
    don't usually get that on this hike
    saw our friend eric (the guy with the gallon of water)
    somewhat overcast, nice breeze
    65 degrees warmer than my walk on Monday :)
    Beverly Canyon Trail
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    Beverly-ridgeline-mormonloop-national-javelina
    intended to do the rehab hike but felt fine enough to do the full figure eight
    nice day to hike, bike, play golf or tennis; just be outside :)
    stopped for late lunch at los taquitos on the way home
    probably posted enough photos of the street taco plate so i didn't take one today


    Beverly Canyon Trail
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    Beverly-ridgeline-mormonloop-national-javelina
    beverly canyon :next: ridgeline :next: national :next: mormon loop :next: javelina
    afternoon workout hike
    nice temps and a decent breeze
    air quality better than it has been
    lots of hikers and mountain bikers, but plenty of stretches without anyone else

    Beverly Canyon Trail
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    San Gabriel-Guadalupe-Young Man
    met fletch for our monday morning hike
    started from 40th and san gabriel, but went over to beverly canyon first
    did a loop from there with our usual trails
    less aeg, more on desert classic, slightly longer
    not my favorite version but something different
    cool at first, warmed up nicely
    had fun as always with fletch

    Beverly Canyon Trail
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    afternoon workout hike
    beverly canyon :next: ridgeline :next: national :next: mormon loop :next: javelina
    kinda hazy
    Beverly Canyon Trail
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    Beverly-ridgeline-mormonloop-national-javelina
    javelina :next: national :next: mormon loop :next: ridgeline :next: beverly canyon
    not too many out midday
    not really what i had planned for the day, but good enough
    Beverly Canyon Trail
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    beverly :next: ridgeline :next: national :next: mormon loop :next: javelina
    just light enough at 5:15
    nice breeze up high
    plenty of people out hiking and biking
    taking the edge off the rest of my day :?
    Beverly Canyon Trail
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    met fletch this morning at 5:15
    weather looked a little iffy at the time, but ended up being really nice
    some sprinkles at first, then overcast the entire hike
    javelina :next: mormon loop :next: national :next: ridgeline :next: beverly canyon
    Beverly Canyon Trail
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    afternoon workout hike
    beverly canyon :next: ridgeline :next: national :next: mormon loop :next: javelina
    enough of a breeze
    cooler than forecast
    saw three hikers and a mountain biker
    some nice cloud buildup to the north and east
    stopped for a slurpee :)

    Permit $$
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    Directions
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    To hike
    From South Phoenix, take E Baseline Rd to S 46th St, then south on S 46th to parking lot at end. TH is on left (east) side of lot as you face the mountain.
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