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Sunrise Trail Equestrian Spur - MSP - 5 members in 17 triplogs have rated this an average 1.8 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Nov 02 2018
jochal
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 Guides 2
 Routes 22
 Photos 1,878
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35 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 145th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 02 2018
jochal
Hiking4.10 Miles 1,218 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles
1,218 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
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Sep 06 2016
The_Dude
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 Guides 1
 Routes 114
 Photos 1,339
 Triplogs 336

41 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 136th Street SpurPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 06 2016
The_Dude
Hiking6.62 Miles 1,465 AEG
Hiking6.62 Miles   2 Hrs   32 Mns   2.88 mph
1,465 ft AEG      14 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
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1st trip
I have not been out to Sunrise this year, so this seemed a great alternative to my heavy doses of SOMO and the Phoenix Mountain Preserves lately. Pulled in to the 136th street TH about 4:30 to get my hike started. I did not like the look of the automatic closing gate and 'closed at sunset', so I backtracked and parked in the almost deserted shopping center at 136th & Via Linda. I started up the wash, this is definitely the best trail on the Sunrise end of the park. Made it up to the summit in pretty good time, and saw my first other hikers of the day. I took a nice break up top to enjoy the views and then made my way down the 145th side. Saw about a dozen hikers coming down this way, nice easy decent too. I took the Equestrian spur from the 145th TH and followed that around to the dirt 'trail' that follows along Via Linda and took that back to the van. Absolutely fantastic sunset tonight, so much color in the clouds!
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Apr 08 2015
BiFrost
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 Guides 4
 Routes 338
 Photos 6,903
 Triplogs 803

49 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ 
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 08 2015
BiFrost
Hiking6.57 Miles 1,443 AEG
Hiking6.57 Miles   3 Hrs   9 Mns   2.58 mph
1,443 ft AEG      36 Mns Break
 
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1st trip
Interesting loop...first time on 136th St Spur trail which was really just walking up the wash below the houses. Also, 136th St TH is currently closed for some kind renovation/construction so we had to start from the 145th St equestrian lot and hike to 136th before going up the wash. Then over to Sunrise Peak where we had happy hour sunset before heading down to 145th St.
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Apr 08 2015
slowandsteady
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 Routes 67
 Photos 966
 Triplogs 694

45 female
 Joined Jan 05 2012
 Phoenix,AZ
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ 
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 08 2015
slowandsteady
Hiking6.57 Miles 1,443 AEG
Hiking6.57 Miles   3 Hrs   9 Mns   2.58 mph
1,443 ft AEG      36 Mns Break
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1st trip
At the intersection of the Sunrise Trail and the 136th Street Spur Trail there are "warning" signs about the Spur Trail. I scoffed at them, each time I passed by. I was wrong, the 136th Spur is doable, but definitely not your typical McDowell Mountain Super Trail.
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Jan 18 2015
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,588
 Triplogs 595

46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sunrise Trail Equestrian Spur - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2015
Crzy4AZ
Hiking4.44 Miles 1,289 AEG
Hiking4.44 Miles   1 Hour   48 Mns   2.64 mph
1,289 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
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1st trip
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GI Jones
ATC challenge update: 124.2/133.4

Have now done all the trails in the Southern region of MSP! :) Date hike with Brad. He dropped me off at the equestrian area and I went down and around to start the regular hike with him.

Dinner at Blue Adobe outside on their newly remodeled patio.
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May 26 2014
jochal
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 Guides 2
 Routes 22
 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 482

35 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 145th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 26 2014
jochal
Hiking4.10 Miles 1,218 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles
1,218 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
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May 24 2014
Charger55
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 Guides 4
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 Triplogs 500

40 male
 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 145th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 24 2014
Charger55
Hiking4.70 Miles 1,218 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   2.09 mph
1,218 ft AEG
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1st trip
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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"
Jan 02 2014
Hippy
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 Guides 7
 Routes 3
 Photos 1,749
 Triplogs 609

33 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ 
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2014
Hippy
Hiking6.62 Miles 1,539 AEG
Hiking6.62 Miles
1,539 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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1st trip
9L and I met up with Not Julia, DB and Hiker Dan for my first night hike of the year, whoo!
Ran into a javelina before we were even out of the wash...

Pretty sure it came running out of the drainage tube with some Goompas chasing after it!!! The Goompas never made an appearance but the Javelina posed for a few photos...darn thing refused to let me pin a "Hello my name is Fred" sticker on it...

Brisk hike up the hill, we regrouped at the major saddles, made it to the top in under an hour and breezed down the other side at what felt eerily like a jog to me!! :sweat:

Great to see everyone again, I suspect this will happen again soon. Whoo!
Fauna
Fauna
Javelina
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Jan 02 2014
John9L
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 Guides 6
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 Photos 4,848
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 Joined Mar 12 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ 
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2014
John9L
Hiking6.62 Miles 1,539 AEG
Hiking6.62 Miles
1,539 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Nice late afternoon hike. We started around 5:30pm and made our way up the 136th St wash. This is a fun section that I always enjoy. From there we reached the Sunrise Trail and made our way to the peak. After a short break, we made our way down to the 145th St TH and then took the equestrian trail back to the cars. It was a good evening.
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Jan 02 2014
juliachaos
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 Routes 37
 Photos 2,160
 Triplogs 627

37 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ 
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2014
juliachaos
Hiking6.62 Miles 1,539 AEG
Hiking6.62 Miles
1,539 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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1st trip
Great to see/hike with everyone again! Saw my first javelina while hiking (I've seen them while off-roading before, but never while walking).. it popped right out of a drainage pipe in front of us! Pretty cool. Good night hike, as usual.. looking forward to the next one.
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Jan 02 2014
DBmooner
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 Triplogs 99

34 male
 Joined Jan 03 2011
 chandler, Az
136th Street Spur Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2014
DBmooner
Hiking6.62 Miles 1,539 AEG
Hiking6.62 Miles
1,539 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Dec 24 2013
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,564

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Sunrise Trail Equestrian Spur - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 24 2013
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking4.78 Miles 1,289 AEG
Hiking4.78 Miles   1 Hour   7 Mns   4.28 mph
1,289 ft AEG
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
I parked my horse(Ford Focus) at the Equestrian Spur parking and hiked over to 145th to hike up to Sunrise Peak. Great weather and cheerful hikers. 40 min. up 27 min. down. :y:
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Sep 28 2013
jochal
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 Guides 2
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 Photos 1,878
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35 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 145th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2013
jochal
Hiking4.10 Miles 1,218 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles
1,218 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
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Jul 10 2013
mt98dew
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 Guides 16
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 Photos 398
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50 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Sunrise Trail Equestrian Spur - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 10 2013
mt98dew
Hiking4.92 Miles 71 AEG
Hiking4.92 Miles   1 Hour   54 Mns   2.59 mph
71 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Been a while since I'd been to this side of McDowells. By parking at the equestrian parking lot added about .5 miles to the hike. Took this access trail which took me through a wash and under a bridge to connect to the Sunrise Trail. Had the trail to myself going up, though I did encounter several people on my way back down. View from top not the best. Very hazy out. No sign of the dust storm though the news kept talking about.
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Jun 01 2013
chumley
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46 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ 
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 01 2013
chumley
Hiking6.62 Miles 1,539 AEG
Hiking6.62 Miles   2 Hrs   29 Mns   2.96 mph
1,539 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Recent forum discussions on night hiking reminded me 'tis the season again, and I was easily able to convince 9L to join me for an easy hike. He was gonna be up north anyway, so my SOMO plan got altered to MSP, and we got to bag Sunrise Peak.

I'd never hiked the 136th spur, and at night in the desert it made for some fun, with a keen eye for snakes in the grassy areas of the wash and on the few short climbs where hands were on the ground. None seen or heard all night though, just a few small spiders, one small tarantula, an entire colony of bats that flew from a sheltered spot we spooked them from, and some crazy insect with a 4-inch wingspan near the peak.

It was warmer than I had expected and the air was stagnant and stale except for at the very top where a very light breeze was refreshing.

We hiked the equestrian spur at the bottom and found that a nice singletrack trail exists for the entire length of Via Linda, so you don't have to hike on the street or sidewalk to get back to the 136th TH.
Fauna
Fauna
Tarantula
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Profound observer
Jun 01 2013
John9L
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 Guides 6
 Routes 170
 Photos 4,848
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male
 Joined Mar 12 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ 
Sunrise Peak 136th to 145th Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 01 2013
John9L
Hiking6.62 Miles 1,539 AEG
Hiking6.62 Miles   2 Hrs   29 Mns   2.96 mph
1,539 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Night hike with Chumley. I really enjoy the 136th St Spur trail especially at night. The rest of the hike was enjoyable as well and the views of the city lights are very cool. We completed a loop and that was that. It was a good evening on the trails.
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Dec 19 2012
paulshikleejr
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 Guides 20
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 Photos 542
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54 male
 Joined Feb 02 2010
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sunrise Trail Equestrian Spur - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 19 2012
paulshikleejr
Hiking1.00 Miles 192 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles      30 Mns   2.61 mph
192 ft AEG      7 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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Quick morning hike to gather data for trail description.
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