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Lousley Hill Trail - MMRP - 3 members in 16 triplogs have rated this an average 2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Oct 31 2020
mt98dew
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 Guides 22
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 Photos 416
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51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 31 2020
mt98dew
Hiking1.20 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.20 Miles      35 Mns   2.06 mph
268 ft AEG
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Hiking with the Javelina Jundred....long drive for a short hike. I was thinking of doing a different hike but ended up here. Turned out to be a good thing as I didn't have my hiking shoes with me and ended up hiking in my work shoes. I was surprised to find that Aravaipa was out there this weekend doing their Javelina Jundred run. The Lousley is a self contained trail, but a portion of it briefly crossed the route (Escondido Trail) for the runners. Disappointed to see only 2 runners while on the trail and maybe about 15 others while driving through the park.

The Lousley trail is one of the more isolated trails within the MMRP. The TH has enough parking for 7 vehicles. There is also more raking in the vicinity, mainly for camping, but enough room for overflow if that was ever required. The trail crosses the Escondido Trail and then a wash before splitting to start the loop. There are two old, faded plastic markers indicating where the trail splits. I opted to go CCW. This seemed to be the more direct route to climb the hill. It does numerous lazy switchbacks on its way to the top. There is a giant cairn at the top...I added a stone to the pile. Decent views for MMRP. Probably the best, most eastern viewing point in the park. The descent down the east side is more gradual. There is actually a railing at one of the bends where there is a steep drop off. The trail is a nice single track that is easy to follow. Loose, fist-sized rocks may it annoying, but not overly challenging to hike. Vegetation is minimal....mostly "browned" by the long hot summer. Beautiful sunrise for a hike. Clouds were given a pinkish hue by the morning light. Clouds, temps, breeze made for a very pleasant morning hike.
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Jul 15 2018
KBKB
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 Guides 3
 Routes 22
 Photos 2,216
 Triplogs 237

59 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Shallmo-Pemberton-Escondido Loop - MMRP, AZ 
Shallmo-Pemberton-Escondido Loop - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2018
KBKB
Hiking11.16 Miles 909 AEG
Hiking11.16 Miles   3 Hrs   48 Mns   2.98 mph
909 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
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An early morning loop hike in McDowell Mountain Regional Park...

Starting from Four Peaks TH / Horse Staging Area, I hiked Shallmo Wash Trail, Pemberton, and then Escondido. Midway along Escondido, I hiked the Lousley Hill loop, after which I finished on Escondido.

The morning was muggy (for AZ anyway) with temps in the low- to mid-eighties. I saw perhaps half a dozen mountain bikers, but no other trail users.

Despite the relatively cool conditions, I drank at least 4L of water.
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Mar 25 2018
adenium
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 25 2018
adenium
Hiking1.23 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.23 Miles      42 Mns   1.76 mph
268 ft AEG
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Leisurely family stroll after spending a perfect night under the stars at MMRP.
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Jul 05 2016
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 79
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 05 2016
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking1.30 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.30 Miles      24 Mns   3.25 mph
268 ft AEG
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I was in the area so I hit this trail too. It's a short loop climb up a little hill and back. Maybe I should have hit this one first. It has better views. :)
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
Apr 24 2016
adenium
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 24 2016
adenium
Hiking1.23 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.23 Miles      30 Mns   2.46 mph
268 ft AEG
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Did a quick loop this morning with my kid before packing up and heading back to Gilbert. Nice views of the McDowell's this morning. Wish I had a decent camera.
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Apr 23 2016
adenium
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46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 23 2016
adenium
Hiking1.60 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.60 Miles      22 Mns   4.36 mph
268 ft AEG
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Camping at McDowell with my kid. Did a quick trail run up Lousley Hill to make up for the massive steak I was going to consume for dinner.
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Feb 15 2015
DarthStiller
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51 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Escondido Lousley Loops, AZ 
Escondido Lousley Loops, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 15 2015
DarthStiller
Hiking11.80 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking11.80 Miles   4 Hrs   35 Mns   2.57 mph
800 ft AEG
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I went up to McDowell Mt. Park again to hit some of the newer trails that have been built. I started from the Four Peaks horse staging area instead of the usual trailhead at the end of Shallmo Drive to reduce the driving time. From there, I took the Escondido Trail north, did an out and back on the Cinch Trail that connects to the Scenic Trail, hiked the Lousley Hill trail lasso loop, back on Escondido, over to Pemberton and finished with the Shallmo Wash Trail back to the start, making one big loop. The first 2 hours it was mostly cloudy, but then then it cleared up and the sun came out, just before I got to the Lousley Hill trail and the nice views that gives.

The Escondido Trail is pretty nice. lots of zig zags as it heads north, paralleling McDowell Mt. Road. It's cut into the foothills and stays above the flats below for the most part, until it gets up to the north end. I had never done the Lousley Hill Trail before, and I really liked the views up there a lot. the Shallmo Wash trail was a bit of a slog, like most washes are. Glad I saved that one for last as some pebbles got into my boots during that last mile.

Finished up just after 11am almost doing 12 miles for the morning.
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Sep 10 2013
Charger55
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 Guides 4
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41 male
 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 10 2013
Charger55
Hiking1.23 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.23 Miles      30 Mns   2.46 mph
268 ft AEG
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With a chance of on-again off-again rain, McDowell Mountain Regional Park seemed like a good idea. I could do a few short hikes and be back at my car quickly if the skies opened up. Lousley Hill was the first stop, more of a leg-stretcher than anything. Nobody else was out there, just me and the lizards enjoying a cool breeze.
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"I've driven across deserts, driven by the irony, that only being shackled to the road could ever I be free"
- Frank Turner "The Road"
Dec 03 2011
Hippy
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 Guides 8
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35 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 03 2011
Hippy
Hiking1.23 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.23 Miles      35 Mns   2.11 mph
268 ft AEG
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We did a quick walk up Lousley Hill trail after our North Trail hike on the same day, good times! Got sprinkled on a little bit but enjoyed the beautiful view!!
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Dec 26 2010
capcyclone
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 Guides 1
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48 male
 Joined Jan 26 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 26 2010
capcyclone
Hiking1.23 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.23 Miles      42 Mns   1.76 mph
268 ft AEG
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Great little hike up a short foothill in the McDowell Mtn. Park. Was overcast and cool, but I can see this being a very warm hike in the summer (little to no shade on the trail). Beginning of the hike is in a wash area and then quickly begins to gently ascend Lousley Hill. Great 360 degree views along the way. Nice views of Four Peaks to the east and the McDowells to the west. I took two of my kids (9 and 7) and our dog. It was a hit with all four of us! Definitely recommend as a nice easy hike.
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Dec 24 2010
adenium
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 Guides 3
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 Photos 183
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46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 24 2010
adenium
Hiking1.23 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.23 Miles   1 Hour      1.23 mph
268 ft AEG
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Took my six-year old for a little stroll this morning. Not a bad trail, just a long drive to get to it.
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Oct 26 2004
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 26 2004
mazatzal
Hiking1.23 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.23 Miles   1 Hour      1.23 mph
268 ft AEG
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Took some out of town visitors on this little loop.
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Jan 31 2004
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,311
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2004
mazatzal
Hiking1.23 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.23 Miles   1 Hour      1.23 mph
268 ft AEG
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Took an out of town visitor on this little loop.
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Dec 23 2000
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,311
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 23 2000
mazatzal
Hiking1.23 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.23 Miles   1 Hour      1.23 mph
268 ft AEG
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Took some out of town visitors on this little loop.
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Mar 28 1998
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,311
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 28 1998
mazatzal
Hiking1.23 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.23 Miles   1 Hour      1.64 mph
268 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Took some visitors on the short loop. Got soaked in a downpour!
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Dec 15 1994
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,311
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 15 1994
mazatzal
Hiking1.23 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking1.23 Miles
268 ft AEG
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Took some visitors. Nice short loop.
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average hiking speed 1.9 mph

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