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Laveen Trail
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Laveen TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 04 2019
DarthStiller
Hiking10.00 Miles 1,123 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   4 Hrs   35 Mns   2.18 mph
1,123 ft AEG
 
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I decided to go check out this trail and the many spurs and unmapped trails in the west end of South Mountain. My friend Ted joined me for this hike. We used to hike more often nearly 20 years ago, but now it's about once a year.

I saw several of the trails mapped out on Google Maps, so I used the Route Editor to make some tracks of them and put it in RS. The Laveen Trail looks likes it's being built further east above the houses. We walked out to the end of it and hit all the spurs we found on the way back.

Once we got back near the trailhead, we hiked up to the top of the hill just north of the trailhead, and then looped around it. I had planned to hike a couple more of the spurs I mapped out, but then we saw a newer trail that heads west around the hill west of the trailhead. It looks like this trail goes all the way out to the Maricopa Trail, making a loop possible. We got to as far as we could see where it started to bend around the hill, but then we decided to double back to the trailhead since we were nearing 9 miles and it was getting near lunchtime.

The scenery here isn't much, but the new trail gives some interesting views to the west and is a little higher above all the housing. Still some new trails around I haven't hiked, plus more look like they're being built.
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