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Judith Tunell Interpretive Trail - South Mtn is a 0.5 mile round trip hike with 25 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 13 miles south of Phoenix Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. February and January are the best months to enjoy this hike.
From the South Mountain Environmental Education Center (aka SMEEC) the interpretive trail heads westward. Signage will describe the local flora and fauna as well as some local human history. Loop includes a cluster of petroglyphs.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
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.