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Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma TH, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.45 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,500 feet
Elevation Gain 400 feet
Accumulated Gain 405 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.8
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1  2014-11-17 Stoic
7  2014-08-10 RowdyandMe
7  2014-03-24
Phoenix Mountain Preserve Summits
13  2011-12-31
Phoenix 7 Summit Challenge
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov
Sun  6:11am - 6:36pm
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There are no official trails in this part of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, but the trails are obvious and fairly easy to negotiate. Some sections of the trails are steep and comprised of loose rock. Toward the top of this route, the trail to the summit of Shadow Mountain is quite steep and may require the use of hands for stability.

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    Most recent Triplog Reviews
    Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma TH
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    Stoney Shadow
    Got in a good urban double hike this afternoon, started out by Mountain View about 4:30. Second time up Stoney Mountain, this is a fun quick one with good effort. Be aware, there is a good sized bee gathering about a tenth of a mile up the summit spur trail, it is on the left hand side of the trail in one of the numerous rock holes. They were not aggressive, but if you stumbled into the rock it would make for a pretty lousy day. After this quick one, I rolled over to Acoma to start my way up Shadow Mountain. I climbed the main peak, and then proceeded to hit every high point in the area by way of a convoluted loop. Ran into a few folks up on the summit when I had come around for a second trip up. Otherwise, very few other people out on the trail, surprising for such a great weather day.
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    Phoenix Mountain Preserves sampler
    I had to be back to town early today, so I though I would hit up some local hikes. Despite growing up in the area and hiking around as a lad, I never made it up Stoney Mountain. This was a fun hike, good steep push albeit short. Nice to only see one other person on the trail. I had parked on Mountain View and made my way over to the 100 and then to the faint but steady peak trail. After I finished, I made the short drive up to the Acoma TH to knock out a big loop around the Shadow Mountain area. I took off up tot he summit, headed south along the ridgeline to the unnamed summit, skirted around the east side, hit up a few more of the high points, climbed up 1779, and circled around for one more trip up Shadow. Great weather, got this in before the storm started up, but there was some real nice wind and some sprinkles as I was finishing up a little after 6. Good stuff!
    Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma TH
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    Well I dedcide to do a little hike today and chose Shadow Mountain Mega Loop. I started a little late in the day but it was a short hike so the humidity didn't get to me. This was my first time hiking here and was glad I was using Haz Tracks. There is not one trail on this mountain that has a sign with a name. Every so often I check my Haz Track gps to make sure I was on the right trail. There were a few times that I got off the trail but with Haz Tracks I reconnected and finish thr hike.
    This area was a little different than most hikes I have been on. In that when it rains here the runoff looks like a trail. What I mean is that most of the trail is narrow and rocky and the runoff is also narrow and rocky.
    Saying all that what I enjoyed the most was the small grouping of Grahams Nipple Cactus.
    Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma TH
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    Phoenix Mountain Preserve Summits
    had time today to hit four of the peaks in the phoenix mountains preserve
    did something similar a couple years ago
    a fun quest for peaks and elevation

    north mountain:
    went up the trail on the southeast side
    i like this trail
    went down the road but next time would do an out and back

    shaw butte:
    went up to the highest point with the tower collection
    parts are pretty steep and this trail would make a good workout hike
    did not finish out the circumference trail this time - out and back

    lookout mountain:
    short and sweet with some loose rock

    shadow mountain:
    went up to the highest point
    last time i didn't care for this one, but today it was my favorite
    a nice scramble up top and no one else on the mountain
    lots of painted over graffiti
    Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma TH
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    Only had time for a quick hike today, but I was able to take out my 3 year old (she would say 3 and a half) and our Mastiff for a local. We took a trip up to the summit and then did the bigger circumference. No better training then having my 35 pound daughter up on the shoulders! Things were getting hot towards the end of the hike, I think my dog will be good and tired for the rest of the day. For being a hike right in the middle of town, we only saw 4 other hikers in an hour and a half.

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