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Sunrise Trail - Thunderbird, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.35 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,393 feet
Elevation Gain 292 feet
Accumulated Gain 292 feet
Avg Time One Way 45 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 2.32
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Author dbskip81
author avatar Guides 3
Routes 0
Photos 21
Trips 29 map ( 51 miles )
Age 39 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Jan
Seasons   Winter
Sun  5:37am - 7:33pm
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A Gem in Glendale
by dbskip81

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Formerly known as H4 & H4-a. Now a multiple leg trail.

Originates at the North end of the amphitheater, or near Ramada 11. A branch of this trail originates at Ramada 11, travels west and intersects the Coach Whip trail on the west side of the park.

2011 Hike
This is actually a really fun hike which I enjoy doing almost everyday. It's quick, easy and is a good workout at the same time. The trail goes to the top of a peak and there is a pretty good view of the whole park and the northwest valley.

I usually begin the trail on 67th ave. There is a parking area there. I start the hike at Ramada 11. You can enter on 59th ave if you like, follow the road to Ramada 11 and the hike starts right there. For me, I park at 67th, take the H-5a hike over to that other small parking lot by ramada 11 and begin there. It's pretty easy to find. There is a map close to the 67th parking lot to help out.

A lot of hikes there intersect, so it would be easy to knock out a few of the trails here at once. This is a good hike to take your dogs and kids. The hike can be as hard as you want since a lot of the trails intersect. It's easy to make a loop out of the various trails. This trail at times can be a little busy, and I seem to run in to the most people on this trail. One thing I noticed is I get a "hello" from almost everyone I pass.

The map shows H-4 branching off to two trails, I take the one that goes up the mountain for a nice view. The top is about 1650 feet up. If you are going to hike this area, check the map and make a plan! Lots of trails to explore.


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2011-05-19 dbskip81
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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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.

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Map Drive
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To hike
From just about anywhere, take the 101 and exit either 59th or 67th. Go north. If taking 67th turn right on the street Patrick. (There is a traffic light there.) Coming from 59th the entrance will be on your left.
page created by dbskip81 on May 19 2011 2:26 pm
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