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Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly Loop, AZ

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Distance Round Trip 3.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,234 feet
Elevation Gain 470 feet
Accumulated Gain 560 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.5
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Author Randal_Schulhauser
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Beverly Hills Exclusive Javalina Club
by Randal_Schulhauser

I was looking for a new hike close to home and less than 5 miles long to take our Springer Spaniel puppy. With South Mountain in my own backyard, I recalled Javelina Canyon Trail being mentioned in one of my Phoenix trail guides. I could see that a loop hike could be possible by combining Javelina (~1.5 miles), Ridgeline (~0.75 miles), and Beverly (~1.5 miles) for a combined 3.75 miles.


Start your hike from the 46th Street parking lot. The Beverly Canyon Trailhead is at the east end of the parking lot. The Javelina Canyon Trail Head is at the west end of the parking lot. We'll choose to start our loop hike on the Javelina Canyon Trail.

Although the Javelina Canyon Trail is well marked, there is a confusing section when you come to the first wash and side canyon. On the east side of this wash, the trail has been closed and you are directed into the wash. As you come out of the wash on the west side, there is a T-intersection with the trail heading south or north. There is no trail marker at this intersection and the trail seems to be equally traveled in both directions. Take the north fork (this doesn't seem obvious!) and it will soon bend around to the west and into Javelina Canyon proper. The signed posts provide assurance you are along the correct trail. The Javelina Canyon Trail will steadily climb up to the Ridgeline.

At mile 1.53 you will reach the Ridgeline intersection. GPS coordinates for Javelina Canyon - Ridgeline intersection are 33o 21.847 N, 112o 00.351 W. About 2 miles into the loop hike, you will find some inviting shade near a cluster of boulders. Take a break here and enjoy the view. Continue along the Ridgeline until the trail plunges down into Beverly Canyon.

At mile 2.44 you will reach the Beverly Canyon Trail intersection. GPS coordinates for Beverly Canyon - Ridgeline intersection are 33o 21.816 N, 111o 59.629 W. Beverly Canyon Trail has distinctive overhead trail markers. The constant "snap, crackle, pop" of the overhead transmission line certainly provides a rapid contrast to the wilderness-in-the-city philosophy of the South Mountain Preserve. There are multiple washes with ample shaded spots to rest along the way. Beverly Canyon Trail will brush-up against civilization near the trail head.

At mile 3.75 you return to the 46th Street parking lot completing the loop hike. Enjoy!.

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2005-10-31 Randal_Schulhauser
    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.

    Most recent of 57 deeper Triplog Reviews
    Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly Loop
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    Started the day early as an airport shuttle driver and with the temps a little better decided to hit south mountain park while in the neighborhood. Started at pima trail head,took the road to the start of national trail ,turned around at the buena vista trail head.. On the return took Mormon loop,javelina,ridge line,Beverly canyon and west end loop. Had to estimate stats from my fit bit as route scout got tired and paused at 7.587 miles and never restarted. Usually avoid these popular trails on the weekends , quite a few bikers and trail runners but less than a month ago. Still no rattlesnake sightings this year and it’s about time to vacate the area. Wish the air quality had been better.
    Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly Loop
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    Low risk hike with the Turtle. We checked out the new still under construction Pima Canyon trail head. New pavement and a few more parking spaces. Seems they should have added a bunch more parking. Looks like a two month project to me not 6 months +. Good times. Thanks Denny. :)
    Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly Loop
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    John hit me up to do a morning hike. He has been out of order for awhile and I'm fond of guys in neck braces so it was a go. I couldn't keep up with him either. We did the loop and threw in parts of Pima wash, East trail, and West trail. We even checked out the work over at Pima Canyon trailhead. Thought it would be bigger. Not sure what the big metal railing is for but looks like a lot of money for just a rail fence. Better than before... and road smoother for the biker's. LP did great and good to see him back on trail. :y:
    Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly Loop
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    college gameday :)
    short afternoon workout hike
    the only person i saw was the guy with the gallon of water (eric, very nice guy)
    this just isn't quite enough anymore unless a trail run or a ruck
    overcast
    unusual dramatic rise in humidity between 12:35 and 1:25 this morning
    dew point went from 47 to 70 in less than an hour
    some blowing dust along with it
    made for a fun morning at work
    Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly Loop
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    Javelina Lollipop
    desperately seeking double digits
    met fletch at 5:30 for javelina :next: mormon loop :next: national :next: javelina
    after that i did the beverly-ridgeline-javelina loop
    need to take a break from these trails for a few weeks
    Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly Loop
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    Started by moonlight, Turbo Turtle pushing the limits of human speed! Got 4 miles in before the sun popped up over the clouds. Saw Warren W running on Javelina.

    Nice hike. Got home one minute late, and was beaten with a stick. Thanks Denny. :)
    Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly Loop
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    John was nice enough to drag me out for a hike before I go back to work tonight. What a great vacation with the grandkids. John had us on trail early. With an early start and some clouds I almost felt guilty for being in the shade so long. Almost! We added in the Mormon Loop. Nice morning workout and I had John home by 7:01! :y:
    Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly Loop
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    kind of a hair of the dog hike after yesterday's effort
    feeling a little beat up today
    went counterclockwise for the gradual ascent on javelina
    parking was full with quite a few winter visitors out on the trails
    probably should have gone for a bike ride, but i like it a little warmer for that
    nice afternoon, temps in upper 60s
    Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly Loop
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    afternoon trail run
    saw no one
    i'd like to think these efforts will pay off when it cools down :-k :sweat:
    Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly Loop
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    I hit the trail around 5:15 AM. The weather was great. I had cloud cover for 80% of the hike and a slight breeze. The sunrise was awesome. A fair amount of hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers. All seemed friendly. I even got to talk to a nice couple of ladies training for a Grand Canyon hike. I directed one lady back to Pima Canyon and her car :) . A nice morning on South Mountain. :D

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    From Phoenix: Take the I-10 to exit 155 for Baseline Road. Travel west on Baseline Road about 1 mile until you reach the signaled intersection for 46th Street. Take 46th Street south until you reach the South Mountain Preserve trail head parking. GPS coordinates for Javelina Canyon trail head and Beverly Canyon trail head are 33o 22.466'N, 111o 59.150'W.
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