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Hayden Butte Summit (HBP) - 21 members in 56 triplogs have rated this an average 2.6 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Oct 19 2019
cw50must
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42 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
cw50must
Hiking1.30 Miles 291 AEG
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291 ft AEG
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This is my go to, close to home, quick hike. I decided to do it in the evening and check out the sunset. I timed it just right it turns out as there were great views in all directions. Came down in the dark, but there are so many city lights it wasn't a problem.
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Jul 07 2019
cw50must
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42 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 07 2019
cw50must
Hiking1.70 Miles 291 AEG
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This is my go to, close to home, too lazy to go anywhere else hike. I am posting this update about the top of the mountain. I went up about month ago right after the towers had been removed. All the fencing, and electrical boxes and some other stuff was still up there.
This trip showed that everything is gone. You can go all the way to the actual peak. Its pretty rocky up top and I enjoyed it tower free.
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Jan 05 2019
SunDevil3
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37 male
 Joined May 21 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 05 2019
SunDevil3
Hiking0.32 Miles 291 AEG
Hiking0.32 Miles      30 Mns   0.69 mph
291 ft AEG      2 Mns Break4 LBS Pack
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My older daughter had a dentist appointment (lucky her) so I decided to take my youngest for a quick hike. She did Camelback 2 days before Christmas I thought I would take her to North Mtn and knock that off our respective lists as I have somehow never been there. After reading that much of North Mountain was under construction, I gave my daughter options-- try for North Mountain... or take her up A Mountain in Tempe for the first time. You can probably figure out what she chose.

I wouldn't say I love this hike-- but being a Sun Devil alum-- I cannot imagine how many times I have been up there and how many great memories I have from this place. There are always great views of the old Hayden Flour Mill, Tempe, Phoenix, and quite a bit beyond on a clear day like today. Tempe looks so different from my days at school there; it made me wish it had been a little foggy-- at least it would match my memory then :)

The hike is what it is-- short, mostly paved, and inexplicably steep in a couple of spots. It is a nice little obstacle to get your blood pumping on a cold morning like today but I know I have cursed life several times when ascending that steep section in the heat of summer.

The air was cool. The sun was shining. The "A" was gold. My daughter was smiling. That is about as perfect a morning I can think of on Hayden Butte.
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Nov 25 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 25 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking4.10 Miles 1,150 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   3.32 mph
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I figured this would be fitting after yesterday’s game. I did four laps! 😅😁
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May 23 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 23 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking1.00 Miles 291 AEG
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Isaac and I hit this after school. It was a little warm. Baskin Robbins cooled him down. Meet up with the family later for a birthday dinner. Isaac and Lily both have birthdays this week.Happy Birthday kiddos! :y:
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Mar 28 2018
chumley
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46 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 28 2018
chumley
Hiking1.53 Miles 329 AEG
Hiking1.53 Miles      34 Mns   2.70 mph
329 ft AEG
 
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Route scout beta test lunch hike. A peak for lunch! :y: :sl:
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Feb 23 2018
cw50must
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42 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2018
cw50must
Hiking1.50 Miles 291 AEG
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Just my typical go to, close to home, quick climb. Went at night, great views. If you hit up all the routes on this little mountain it can be stretched to 1.5 miles.
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Nov 28 2017
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking1.00 Miles 291 AEG
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Grandpa Tuesday. The kids and I payed to park in a lot. Mileage was still only a mile from there. Kids had fun looking down on things and checking out the A. From there it was over to give Lily and Isaac a taste of Pete's Fish and Chips. We ate on the top floor with a little more views then off to the Riverview playground. Topped it off singing Christmas Carols in the car on the way home. :D :y:
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Apr 12 2017
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30 female
 Joined Oct 04 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 12 2017
WaitingForRain
Hiking1.00 Miles 291 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles      20 Mns   3.00 mph
291 ft AEG
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Apr 05 2017
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30 female
 Joined Oct 04 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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WaitingForRain
Hiking1.00 Miles 291 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles      20 Mns   3.00 mph
291 ft AEG
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Is anyone else bothered by people ignoring signs telling them to stay out of sensitive areas? I'm sure it happens up here all the time, but I saw a group of kids sitting just behind the sign at the top where it asks people to stay out because of the cultural relevance of the summit. I had to say something. I tried not to be rude, but I felt sort of bad. At the same time, once those things are ruined, there's no going back. :/
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Jan 16 2017
Hippy
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33 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hippy
Hiking0.55 Miles 300 AEG
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Spent another afternoon in Tempe as I'm meeting up with Juliachaos and A Luchador for some hashing later on...

Ever noticed there a like 8 or 9 little "alternate" use paths heading up A Mtn?

I got fed up with the spandex-ponytail movement up the asphalt road leading to the towers up top and explored 6 different use paths...One led to a little hippy size niche in a rock, there was not a chupacabra inside sadly...

Another led up then down to a small gully on the North side where 3 transients made their home...I waved and moved on at a trot.

Another led from Hobo Hotel up to the summit Wth a dozen switchbacks, interesting, old summit route maybe?

#notevenhumananymore :lol:

Another brought me down on the South side and led directly to "the gravesite"

Who's gravesite is that anyway? Y'all seen that before?

I have pics of it...Anyway. who know A Mtn could be so entertaining!

Until next time.

Note: I'm not hiding this for a week because I'm curious about this gravesite thing...Hope that's okay!!
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Jan 11 2017
survivordude
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38 male
 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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survivordude
Hiking0.93 Miles 291 AEG
Hiking0.93 Miles      19 Mns   2.94 mph
291 ft AEG
 
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Passed by it on the way home and had to keep with resolutions so made a quick trip up memory lane. Parked right across Mill Ave and hit the road up. After a calf busting quarter mile I got to actual trail just at the "A" and a short hike up to the top. There is also actual trail looping around the south side that I took down and back to the Jeep. **No ticket** :app: Up and loop down in under 19 minutes haha
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Jan 06 2017
Hippy
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33 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hippy
Hiking1.00 Miles 291 AEG
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Because it's there?
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Jan 05 2017
Ironcityal
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51 male
 Joined Jan 09 2017
 Zelienople, PA
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Ironcityal
Hiking0.32 Miles 291 AEG
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The start of this climb is BRUTAL..,absolutely brutal..,once you are 1/2 up, there is an ideal 'resting' place to admire the beautiful surroundings and conetmplate continuing the rest of the way..,we continued & climbed to the top of both peaks; the official apex of the mountain, and the other peak, overlooking the football stadium..,once you go off the trails, both peaks are challenging to reach, especially the one by the football field..,loose rocks, a broken-down fence and unfortunately, GARBAGE..,it was depressing to see all the cigarettes, beer cans and other assorted garbage.., :x :wrt: the views are magestic, the climbing is challenging and fun and the trip down is relaxing and beautiful..,
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Oct 02 2016
cw50must
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42 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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cw50must
Hiking1.00 Miles 291 AEG
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My girlfriend and I just finished the Tour of the White Mountains the day before so we were looking for something short to stretch the legs. "A" mountain was it, Once we got to the top it poured down rain so that was fun.
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Jul 31 2016
jacobemerick
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 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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jacobemerick
Hiking0.64 Miles 291 AEG
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We were heading to the zoo so I hauled the kids to the top of 'A' mountain first. 3-year old walked the entire way to the top like a champ, 18-month old walked the paved section down. Good way to get everyone sweaty before cooling off at the splash pad.
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Mar 08 2016
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 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
Phoenix Day Trip, AZ 
Phoenix Day Trip, AZ
 
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SkyIslander18
Hiking10.50 Miles 1,100 AEG
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1st trip
4am departure from Safford to Phoenix.
Started the day with Lookout Mountain Summit - Short & sweet with a great early morning view from the top.
Then a drive over to Papago Park - Tomb Trail, Hole in the Rock & a walk up to Desert Botanical Garden. It was free admission day, but way too many people crowding in so we skipped the garden and headed back to Papago for a walk around the park.
Next up was a drive out to Tempe - Parked and walked up & down Mill Ave stopping at Starbucks for a quick energy boost before climbing up Hayden Butte. We then ended with a walk across Mill Ave bridge and down along Tempe Town Lake.
Last stop of the day was dinner at Nando's Mexican Cafe (A+) in Gilbert before the drive back home.
Pulled back into Safford just before 8pm ending a very enjoyable day trip!
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Feb 20 2016
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 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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trekkin_gecko
Hiking1.50 Miles 300 AEG
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spent the afternoon with my mom, my brother and his girlfriend
after late brunch at the ranch house grill, made a visit to the pueblo grande museum, hiking the little trail
the other day my mom mentioned that she would like to go up hayden butte, so we hit that too
we then inflicted "straight outta compton" on my mom :pk: :pk: :pk:
fun day with family :)
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Jan 16 2016
princez
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40 male
 Joined Dec 19 2014
 Coatesville, PA
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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princez
Hiking0.66 Miles 292 AEG
Hiking0.66 Miles      26 Mns   2.08 mph
292 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Quick hike up to the top of "A" Mountain. Just wanted to get a quick walk in before some bigger hikes tomorrow. From the top you can get a cool view of the airport and watch a few planes fly overhead. You'll probably run into some people walking their dog and maybe a few prospective ASU students. You should get to the top at least once if you're ever in the area.
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Jan 01 2016
afrankie
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 Joined Sep 30 2015
 Carrboro, NC
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
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afrankie
Hiking0.64 Miles 582 AEG
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Had to start the new year with a quick jaunt - particularly after last night's shenanigans in Tempe ;), Air quality/visibility after dust and fireworks was the worst I've seen in the Valley
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