Enjoy the views
This is a short side trip off Desert Classic to an old helipad that overlooks the Ahwatukee Foothills. The trail seems to receive a lot of mountain bike use, but is also a pleasant stroll on foot.
The trail starts on Desert Classic at trail post DC6.42 (formerly post 54) and heads south. You will drop down into a large wash, cross it, then head uphill toward a saddle. At the saddle, the trail forks (I believe the trail branching to the left will take you down to Ray Rd near 30th St) and you will take a right (west) and continue uphill, working your way up to the ridgeline. At the west end of the ridge sits the old helipad.
Enjoy the views, then either return the way you came, or come down Goat Trail which heads north to Desert Classic just a few hundred feet from the end of the Helipad trail. Goat Trail is about 0.35 miles in length, and connects back to Desert Classic at trail post DC7.22
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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