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Salt River Canyon View from Peak 3042Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking8.13 Miles 2,263 AEG
Hiking8.13 Miles   5 Hrs   32 Mns   1.74 mph
2,263 ft AEG      52 Mns Break
 
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The rain overnight elevated this great hike even higher IMO.

Trailhead parking to junction point
The use trail is very easy to follow and seems to be getting a lot of wear. Slightly steep in spots but no issues hiking in either direction. Great warmup on the climb up.

Junction point up to Cross Butte
Again, the trail is very well marked and easy to follow up to the top. The trail on top goes over to some great views of the Salt River and the housing area below. The hike over to the high point has no trail but is an easy off-trail walk.

Junction up to Peak 3042
The trail starts off very well marked and is that way over to a small alcove where we found the remains of a small deer. Past that point, the trail starts to fade in and out and some route finding skills will be needed. With the target destination in sight, look for saddles, 3 if I recall correctly, and if you look closely you will see a faint overgrown trail develop leading up to each of the saddles. The actual climb up to 3042 went very quick. Enjoyed lunch on top while taking in some cloudy but great views. Trail finding was easier on the return trip back to the junction point, then a quick slide down to the trailhead.

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