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Papago Park Walking Path, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
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Distance Loop 3.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,251 feet
Elevation Gain 84 feet
Accumulated Gain 136 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.55
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Papago Buttes - Papago Park
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Papago Buttes - Papago Park
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This loop is a relatively new addition to the trail system in Papago Park. It combines existing and social trails to circle the area northwest of Galvin Parkway and Priest in Phoenix. The trail is six feet wide, constructed mostly of a crushed rock/dirt mix, with a few short sections paved where crossing a wash. The trail is signed 5K on posts. It's smooth and has little elevation change. Good for trail running, mountain or even road biking, in addition to hiking. Some of the old par course equipment has been moved near the trail.

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    Most recent of 17 deeper Triplog Reviews
    Papago Park Walking Path
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    went out in a light rain this afternoon for one loop
    very pleasant
    saw two mountain bikers and two hikers
    some nice cascades coming off the steepest butte
    saw a rattlesnake as i finished, curled up outside his hole
    it went back in before i could run get my phone
    first one i've seen in papago
    the girls watching from their third floor balcony were a little freaked :lol:
    good smells in the desert
    petrichor? creosote?
    had fun

    Papago Park Walking Path
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    ran a lap, walked a lap
    had to go inside for a long sleeve shirt in between :?
    saw one of our planes coming in - those md-11s are pretty distinctive
    slightly slower on the run, but in the ballpark
    quite a few people out in the park, hiking and mountain biking


    Papago Park Walking Path
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    didn't feel like driving to hike
    ran a lap, walked a lap
    a little slower than i'd like, but i'll blame that on eating the entire footlong subway this morning instead of half
    i'm not consistent enough; it's been four weeks
    certainly a convenient workout but no elevation gain

    Papago Park Walking Path
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    this was only a test
    thought i would see if i could still run three miles
    i could, and while the time was not quite acceptable, it was encouraging
    did a second lap alternating run/walk
    would like to do another half marathon
    only ten miles to go :)
    six months until the lost Dutchman half marathon
    lostdutchmanmaratho ... thon
    Papago Park Walking Path
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    afternoon rehab hike :(
    resisted the desire to do a second lap
    should have done this monday
    love the smell of hot dry desert :)
    Papago Park Walking Path
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    late day at work
    went out my gate into papago park
    did the walking path and circled both buttes
    hit the amphitheater steps a half dozen times
    hard to get any elevation gain in the park
    a beautiful afternoon just to be outside :)
    Papago Park Walking Path
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    Grand Canal Phoenix
    didn't make it to the rock gym today, so i went for a bike ride this afternoon
    first time biking on the papago park walking path
    fun with the little dips, but i'm not aggressive enough on smooth tires
    next went down to the refurbished area of the grand canal
    nicely landscaped, not quite finished on the west end
    rode a little more on the grand canal further west
    discovered the people who beg for money at the circle k and nearby freeway intersection are camping under the 143 bridge, giant tent and all
    gotta love phoenix
    had fun just checking out the 'hood
    Papago Park Walking Path
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    stayed closed to home today
    after sleeping in and a big breakfast, finally got out into papago
    ran a lap, walked a lap
    rescue going on at the main butte
    at least a dozen emergency vehicles on McDowell, half dozen more on the park road
    personnel tending to someone up top on the first lap
    several guys bringing someone down on the big wheel on my second lap
    can't find anything on it yet
    lots of people out
    saw one of our planes fly by as i was finishing :)
    Papago Park Walking Path
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    not quite ready to give up on the running
    even hit the weight room after
    starting over on both activities
    nice to have some options close to home on workdays
    just wasn't into driving somewhere to hike this afternoon
    oh, and my weekly camelback hike? apparently all talk :lol:
    Papago Park Walking Path
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    after work, early game and a nap, just went out into papago
    walking path, both buttes, three times up the amphitheatre steps
    lots of people in the park
    enjoyed one more 80 degree afternoon
    Nebraska 28 Maryland 7 :y:

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    Directions
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    To hike
    go north on galvin parkway to first stoplight
    turn left into parking lot
    trailhead is near northeast corner of parking lot
    page created by trekkin_gecko on Aug 21 2016 3:43 pm
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