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Garden Valley LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 15 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking6.80 Miles 337 AEG
Hiking6.80 Miles   3 Hrs   50 Mns   1.77 mph
337 ft AEG
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We missed the turn off for the loop and kept on going on Second Water until we were past the cinder mountain and could see the views of the valley. Then we headed back up to Garden Valley and took the skinny horse-looking trail hoping it was the right one. It was.

There was water in both First and Second Water...and it was running. It was a beautiful day for this hike!! We enjoyed it very much. Did the trek in my tennies since my hiking boots are STILL wet from Seven Falls... :( My ankles will be sore tomorrow, but it's doable in tennies. Would recommend using boots if you have them though because there are several areas on the way down that are quite steep and have a lot of loose rock.

Oh and in Garden Valley, make sure you notice the arch off to the right and it becomes visible again on the left once you're around that peak. And watch your step when you see it - the horses have made some deep tracks that could really break your ankle if you weren't careful.
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