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Bursera Trail - South Mountain - 26 members in 227 triplogs have rated this an average 3.1 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Sep 08 2012
johnlp
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62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 08 2012
johnlp
Hiking11.37 Miles 2,964 AEG
Hiking11.37 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns   4.01 mph
2,964 ft AEG
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Bursera to National, down Lost Ranch Ruins, up Lost Ranch Mine to National to Goat Hill, National to Pyramid to trailhead. Huge group (~25) at trailhead. Glad I got started before they did. Tried to man-up and work as hard as Denny. But alas, no puking. ;)
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Aug 20 2012
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 20 2012
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.58 Miles 1,851 AEG
Hiking6.58 Miles   2 Hrs   19 Mns   2.84 mph
1,851 ft AEG
 
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Hiking the Lost Ranch Ruins yesterday made me want to hike Bursera Trail today.I got a late start(8:03) but went anyway.If you have seen the movie "Outlaw Josey Wales" you can relate to this story.Do you remember when the Indian guy hiding from the bad guys slips and slides down scree on the mountain side?Ok here is my story.I'm about a 1.5 miles in and I here some noise a little way up the side of the mountain.I may or may not of let out a scream or gasp.A Tortoise slips on some scree and starts sliding down the hill.Right before he hits the trail he catches a rock and lands on his back.He flips back over in a instant.Here we our eye to eye.Tortoise to Tortoise.We look at each other and crack up laughing.We know we are both safe.I notice he has a litttle shell damage by one leg but looks to be from a previous injury.We compare scars,exchange pleasantries,and bid each other a good day.He was long gone when I came back through.I'm pretty sure he was ok.It was hot out but good to see a fellow Tortoise! :sweat: :y: :D
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Aug 16 2012
jochal
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35 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 16 2012
jochal
Hiking7.90 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking7.90 Miles
1,600 ft AEG
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Took Bursera, but then continued down the valley a little bit on the jeep road. Hit a couple of old, almost completely faded metal signs that say keep out, so I turned right and took the trail that connects Bursera with National farther South than the official National/Bursera intersection. Returned on National/Bursera/Valley View(?...whatever the trail is in the valley below Bursera).
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Jul 22 2012
johnlp
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62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2012
johnlp
Hiking11.15 Miles 3,010 AEG
Hiking11.15 Miles   2 Hrs   37 Mns   4.26 mph
3,010 ft AEG
 
Pyramid to National to Goat Hill to Lost Ranch Mine to Lost Ranch Ruins to National To Bursera.
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Jul 07 2012
Tortoise_Hiker
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 07 2012
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.58 Miles 1,851 AEG
Hiking6.58 Miles   1 Hour   51 Mns   3.56 mph
1,851 ft AEG
 
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Nice morning work out.Not sure I was going to do it after getting a little sunburn on the top of my feet from tubing yesterday. :o The Ranger was there warning people not to access the trail from the deadend.
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Jun 23 2012
johnlp
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62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 23 2012
johnlp
Hiking11.40 Miles 3,020 AEG
Hiking11.40 Miles
3,020 ft AEG
 
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Jun 19 2012
jochal
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35 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Lost Ranch Mine TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 19 2012
jochal
Hiking8.00 Miles 2,200 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   3 Hrs   2 Mns   2.87 mph
2,200 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Checking out a couple more trails in South Mountain. Started the hike from Pyramid trailhead and went to take another look at the lost ranch ruins on the way. Getting back to the trail, I ran into johnlp. He was nice enough to go out of his way to make sure I knew where to go. Slogged up the hill; it was a lot more sun exposed than I thought it would be. I took lots of breaks. John was waiting at the top and joined me for the rest of my hike over to Bursera and out. He was very patient as I slogged up the uphills.
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Jun 19 2012
johnlp
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62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Ranch Ruins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 19 2012
johnlp
Hiking8.10 Miles 2,645 AEG
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2,645 ft AEG
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Met Jochal on the way up the Ruins Trail as he was coming down. After my second ascent I met him again on the National and we hiked together over to the Bursera and back to the trailhead. :)
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Jun 03 2012
Tortoise_Hiker
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 03 2012
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.58 Miles 1,851 AEG
Hiking6.58 Miles   1 Hour   52 Mns   3.53 mph
1,851 ft AEG
 
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Nice Sunday morning workout.One Ranger parked at trailhead and 6-12 hikers on first half of trail with a few dogs. :D
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May 05 2012
trekkin_gecko
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 05 2012
trekkin_gecko
Hiking11.48 Miles 2,964 AEG
Hiking11.48 Miles   3 Hrs   29 Mns   3.38 mph
2,964 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
the objective today was to cover pyramid and bursera trails on south mountain
i've done both before, but at the time they were known as gila view and gila view west
up kiwanis, a short bit of national to pyramid, bursera, back east on national, down ranger and east on los lomitas
enjoyable loop with three good uphills
Named place
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Goat Hill
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Apr 23 2012
jdashton
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63 male
 Joined Mar 27 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 23 2012
jdashton
Hiking2.75 Miles 940 AEG
Hiking2.75 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.83 mph
940 ft AEG
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While I noticed the apparent destruction of the cairn at the summit of Pyramid Trail in South Mountain Park yesterday, I also found a new adornment on the summit of Bursera Trail.Please see the attached picture of the AZ Cardinals flag.
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Apr 22 2012
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.58 Miles 1,851 AEG
Hiking6.58 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   3.43 mph
1,851 ft AEG
 
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This trail is accessed from the Pyramid Trail.Take the Pyramid .44 miles and there will be a sign to turn left and start the Bursera Trail.It says it is 2.85 miles one way.Unlike the Pyramid trail that seems to go up the whole way to the National Trail and down all the way back.The Bursera Trail is one of those trails that seems to go uphill both ways :o.It is well groomed and signed.I only saw one jogger and one hiker.I can see why Chris and John like this area of South mountain.Nice hike and workout! :D The aeg is a guess.If someone wants to do and out and back on there gps,I will adjust mine. :D
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Apr 20 2012
MARLIN
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 Joined Jun 02 2009
 Chandler, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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MARLIN
Hiking10.20 Miles 2,367 AEG
Hiking10.20 Miles   3 Hrs   20 Mns   3.06 mph
2,367 ft AEG
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Slowly getting ready for triple R.
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Apr 01 2012
jdashton
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63 male
 Joined Mar 27 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Pyramid to National to Bursera (Loop), AZ 
Pyramid to National to Bursera (Loop), AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 01 2012
jdashton
Hiking12.00 Miles 1,257 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   2.67 mph
1,257 ft AEG
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1st trip
Great half day hike! Perfect weather in the 70's and nice cool breeze. Walked from home in neighborhood to trailhead at end of Chandler Blvd. Began on Pyramid (3.0 miles)...to National...west for approximately 6 miles to Bursera (2.85 miles)which brought me back to my starting point. About 1 hour from front door to peak on Pyramid (see cairn at peak). Continued west on National from which you now see downtown Phoenix/West Valley/Tempe/Scottsdale etc. Two caves along the way, and an open mine shaft. Descent down National before intersecting with Bursera was rather steep, and I was glad that I wasn't going the other way as the two bicyclists were while walking their bikes up the climb. Two bottles of water were sufficient for me in this weather. I only encountered a few people which was surprising, for being a weekend and such beautiful weather but there isn't much in the way of connectors with other paths in between except for Lost Ranch Mine Trail and Lost Ranch Ruins Trail which aren't marked from National so unless you are in this loop for it entirety, there's not much to shorten it. The end of the loop takes you back up an AEG of about 600 feet which was enough to slow me down considerably. I will definitely do this one again! (See photoset if interested).
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Mar 17 2012
MARLIN
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 Chandler, AZ
Lost Ranch Mine TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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MARLIN
Hiking7.95 Miles 2,835 AEG
Hiking7.95 Miles   2 Hrs   54 Mns   2.74 mph
2,835 ft AEG
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Feb 27 2012
hippiepunkpira
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 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   1.57 mph
1,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Sunrise hike and photo shoot. More walking that photo shooting, it seems. Decent area, enjoyed the lack of crowds.
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Feb 24 2012
MARLIN
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 Joined Jun 02 2009
 Chandler, AZ
Ranger Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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MARLIN
Hiking13.00 Miles 4,036 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles   4 Hrs   31 Mns   2.88 mph
4,036 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Feb 19 2012
JuanJaimeiii
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52 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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JuanJaimeiii
Hiking7.38 Miles 2,163 AEG
Hiking7.38 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   3.41 mph
2,163 ft AEG
 
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Went up the Bursera Trail to the National Trail and then down on the Lost Ranch Mine Trail. Cool Loop!

Not in Camp Verde! Something is not correct with the location.
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Feb 05 2012
johnlp
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 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Ranch Ruins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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johnlp
Hiking6.10 Miles 2,250 AEG
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2,250 ft AEG
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Jan 30 2012
johnlp
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62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 30 2012
johnlp
Hiking10.90 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking10.90 Miles   2 Hrs   51 Mns   3.82 mph
3,000 ft AEG
 
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Up Pyramid to National, west on National to Goat Hill, further west and down Lost Ranch Mine (Mine Drop), up Lost Ranch Ruins, west on National to Bursera and back on Bursera to trailhead. Saw some poppies, fiddlenecks, a lupine, and a couple other kinds of flowers I don't know the names of. Getting very dry on South Mountain.
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