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Black Mountain - Cave CreekPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 02 2010
ngilty
Hiking2.50 Miles 1,165 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   1.36 mph
1,165 ft AEG
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We wanted a hike but the first stretch is a wide loose gravel road entirely uphill. After that, the trail gets quite steep with very few switchbacks. The upper half is a mountain climb to the peak. All up hill and took 1:30; going down took me 20 minutes.

Best part of this trip is the 360 degree views. On a clear day you can see several area mountains and the downtown skyline.

A few lizards, rabbits, and quail, but didn't see any snakes, only signs of snake. Light wind at the trailhead but moderately windy at the peak.

Good cardio challenge; not what my wife wanted this day!
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