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Hippy Hill 3163, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
4.3 of 5 by 3
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 1.81 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,146 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,309 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 6.17
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
Dogs not allowed
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16  2019-04-12
Peak 3108 Ridgeline Plus
10  2013-12-31
Peak 3125 - Goldfields
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Nov, Mar, Feb, Jan
Sun  6:11am - 6:30pm
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Hippy Hill is the middle sister in the 3125-3195 peak trio.
After a quick side stop at peak 3125 in the Goldfields you spot this little cutie all rocky and stubborn smack dab in the middle, the only thing standing in your way of easily reaching Peak 3195.
To top off this little beauty you need to get on her good side (try the south) and do some fun and rocky scrambling up, up and up a tiny bit more in a counterclockwise semi-spiral along her rocky spine.

Armed to the teeth with cholla and scree on her eastern end I'd suggest watching your step on the way down if you choose to head right over to her taller sister peak as an afterthought.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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    Most recent Triplog Review
    Hippy Hill 3163
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    9L and I wanted to hike out the end of the year right so we headed out the Goldfields, I've never spent any time in this area and I'm simply smitten!!
    The big sheer yellow walls remind me of another oddly colored sheer cliff I loved so well all last summer :D

    I enjoyed the little off trail jaunt up to Peak 3125, there were some fun little Hippy-sized rck walls to play/climb on the way up, which 9L chose to ignore :lol:

    From this peak I looked over and locked eyed with a beautiful rocky beast stuck right in the center of 3125 and our next destination Peak 3195.

    I led John up to this center peak without even asking if he wanted to, once we reached the base of "peak 3163" I headed to it's south side and we climbed/crawled/scrambled up it's side in a sweet little semi-spiral
    At the tip top I begged and hoped this pretty thing didn't have a name...I hereby name this stubborn little beast as "Hippy Hill"!

    We slid down the east side of HH and continued on to Peak 3195, this was a sweet little trek too! It has a kickin' climb up which reminded me of Battleship in the Supes, loooove!!
    After we came down this beast we traversed to the north side where we walked up to some sweet little cave type things, filled to the brim with bat and rat poo, whoo!!

    We then headed back to the trailhead, took a quick break and headed out again along Pass Mtn Loop...

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To Meridian Trailhead
    Meridian Trailhead is located at the north terminus of Meridian Road between Mesa and Apache Junction.

    US60 to Signal Butte. Take Signal Butte north to University. East (right) onto University to Meridian. North (left) onto Meridian to the terminus. There is a small TH.


    Exit 202 Loop at Brown Road and travel east on Brown Road for about 3.5 miles. From Brown Road (Lost Dutchman Rd), travel North on Meridian for two miles to the trailhead parking area at the end of the road.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 34.1mi - 44 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 119mi - 2hr 11mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 176mi - 2hr 56mins
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