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Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog Trailhead, AZ

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Distance One Way 2.82 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,744 feet
Elevation Gain 1,315 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,398 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.48
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4  2019-05-27
Lost Dog Sunrise Paradise Loop
4  2019-02-24 dmarchant
14  2019-02-23 DixieFlyer
6  2018-11-22 trekkin_gecko
2  2018-11-22 Tortoise_Hiker
3  2018-11-22 johnlp
1  2018-06-24
Sunrise Trail - MSP
21  2017-12-28
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin Overlook
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This hike is one of a number of popular day hikes in the Northeast Scottsdale- "McDowell Sonoran Preserve". There are four main trailhead access points in this preserve off Via Linda Street that connect with the north then east to west Sunrise Trail. All of which offer a hiking option to summit Sunrise Peak at 3069 feet. This "Sunrise Peak from 124th Street" (The Lost Dog Wash TH) is the first of four trailhead options when driving east on Via Linda Street in Scottsdale.

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    Most recent of 43 deeper Triplog Reviews
    Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog Trailhead
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    went up to the mcdowell mountains again this morning
    started just before sunrise for an over and back on sunrise :D
    shaded for most of the ascent
    hit the peak on the way over
    a lot more people on the east side
    always a nice hike, even if it's not thanksgiving ;)

    Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog Trailhead
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    After six years I finally got invited to the Annual HAZ Turkey Trot :y:

    Famous Denny Quote wrote:not every pumpkin hike has to be twenty miles

    So I opted for the sensible shorter version :)

    12 years since I hiked Sunrise from 128th. 2029 penciled in!

    Great to see everyone!
    Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog Trailhead
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    Another Thanksgiving morning hike to feel like we earned a little of the calories we are going to consume. Always enjoy this one and more so with my son and some friends. Cheers to LP and to a full recovery I hope you are able to join us next year. Thanks to all who joined me :yr: . Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! :y:
    Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog Trailhead
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    sunrise over and back with the boys
    7th time for denny and i :)
    jj's sixth, bob and lil d's third, first time for joe
    johnlp is on sabbatical this year :(
    bob caught us just before the peak, which we hit on the way
    joe and bob headed back after the peak
    started just after 0630, which is when the gate is scheduled to open
    usually we wait a few minutes, but today it was already open
    warmest temps in the seven years
    a lot of people hiking, especially on the east side
    nice to see everyone again
    happy thanksgiving, y'all!
    Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog Trailhead
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    Sixth annual Thanksgiving day hike. Over and back on Sunrise trail hitting the peak on the first ascent. Special guest appearance from lindaagm, and second cameo from BobP. Very enjoyable hike as always. Everyone on the trails is a little more relaxed on this day. Thanks all, I appreciate your company. :)
    Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog Trailhead
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    JJ invited me along for the group's annual Turkey Day hike. I was free this morning (no major hosting duties for me today, yay!), so I was able to join in on the fun. We started just after 6:30, and enjoyed a beautiful sunrise on our way uphill. Very windy this morning, but not too cold. There were plenty of people on the peak, so we stayed up there just long enough for some pics, then headed down the other side. Took a quick break at the 145th St trailhead, then headed back up. Lots of people on the trail at this point, but everyone was cheerful and friendly. Once we were back on the downhill side, it was an easy walk back to the cars. Fun hike this morning, and nice to see everyone again!
    Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog Trailhead
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    It's that time of year again. A thanksgiving am hike before Family,Feast,and Football. We hit the trail a little after 6:30am. A little cool and a lot windy . It seems people were out earlier this year as the summit had more people than normal this early. I always enjoy this one and the company was top notch. Always an extra bonus when I get to hike with my son :) . Thanks to everyone that joined in. Like HAZ, :yr: . Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!
    Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog Trailhead
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    sixth time we've done sunrise over and back thanksgiving morning :)
    perfect distance and elevation gain for a holiday hike
    started when the gate opened
    warmer temps than usual but quite breezy at the saddle and summit
    more people on top than i've ever seen; usually see only one or two others before starting down the east side
    jj's a regular, lil d comes half the time, linda joined in today and we met bob as we topped out on the return
    nice to see y'all again
    going with my route scout stats
    almost doubled my aeg for the month with this hike :?
    felt good after recent back problems - be nice to keep it that way
    good times indeed
    Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog Trailhead
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    Thought it would be appropriate to make today's sunrise hike up Sunrise Peak. First time up to the McDowell Mountain area and wish I brought a mountain bike instead. The trail was a steady incline up to a couple saddles and then a short spur up to the peak. Nothing too strenuous. Got passed by a dozen of mountain bikers on the more level stretches and then I passed them all on the uphill sections when they were walking their bikes up. We leapfrogged like this 4 times on the way up to the last saddle. It wasn't a big deal and everyone was very nice, it was just a hassle stopping to hold the dog every time they passed. I thought with this much bike traffic, it would be cool if they had a bike rack near the top to park so one could hike the short trail up to the peak. Sure enough there was one up there! (Probably for horses, but who's counting?!) On the summit, the views to the east to Fountain Hills were nice, also it was cool to have a different angle to see the valley from. Overall not too impressed with the area. The trail was kind of lame, It felt like ok here's the path, here's the top, now go back, ho hum.. No real impressive views during the hike either, but this is a large preserve, so I am not giving up on it yet! I am glad to see this area finally, will have to come back sometime to explore some more ...with a mountain bike.
    Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog Trailhead
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    Sunrise & Taliesen Overlook
    needed a double digit training hike with some aeg, not on south mountain
    started from lost dog trailhead, went up to sunrise peak, down to 145th street and back
    then took ringtail to the jeep trail, and lost dog to taliesen overlook
    lost dog back to the trailhead
    didn't know if anyone had a track for the new nature trail, so i finished with that - it's cute
    saw maybe 15 hikers and three mountain bikers - no one on the west side of sunrise, old jeep or ringtail
    83 degrees when i started, 91 at the finish and quite humid
    cloud cover for most of sunrise and a good breeze all morning
    always enjoy sunrise peak and the east side views

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    To hike
    From Scottsdale,AZ: From the intersection of Shea Blvd at Via Linda Street, turn north on Via Linda Street and drive Via Linda east to the 124th Street intersection. Turn north (left) and continue to the north end of 124th Street at the large parking area and McDowell Sonoran Preserve- "Lost Dog Wash TH". Posted to this hike description, please also see posted "GPS Route Driving Directions to Via Linda St/124th St Parking.
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