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Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma TH - 7 members in 27 triplogs have rated this an average 2.7 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jan 15 2022
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60 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 15 2022
BobP
Hiking1.99 Miles 1,049 AEG
Hiking1.99 Miles
1,049 ft AEG
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Dec 06 2021
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60 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2021
BobP
Hiking1.10 Miles 459 AEG
Hiking1.10 Miles
459 ft AEG
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Nov 16 2021
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60 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 16 2021
BobP
Hiking2.20 Miles 990 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
990 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
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Nov 15 2021
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60 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 15 2021
BobP
Hiking0.97 Miles 532 AEG
Hiking0.97 Miles
532 ft AEG
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Jun 06 2021
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50 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 06 2021
Nate_F
Hiking2.45 Miles 705 AEG
Hiking2.45 Miles   1 Hour      2.45 mph
705 ft AEG
 
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Quick hike before it got hot. At the top, good views all around. Some haze in the skies this morning. More people than usual for this mountain, but never too crowded. In a wash near the bottom of the hill, I saw what could be a gopher snake chase a pack rat. Pack rat got away and the snake missed his chance for a tasty breakfast. Not sure about the snake, but at least it wasn't rattling!
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Jun 06 2020
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60 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Shadow Mountain 1779' ProminencePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 06 2020
BobP
Hiking0.96 Miles 493 AEG
Hiking0.96 Miles
493 ft AEG
 
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Mar 30 2019
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60 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 30 2019
BobP
Hiking1.10 Miles 493 AEG
Hiking1.10 Miles
493 ft AEG
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Mar 17 2019
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60 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 17 2019
BobP
Hiking2.20 Miles 1,164 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
1,164 ft AEG
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I want my two dollars.
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Mar 03 2019
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60 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 03 2019
BobP
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,066 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
1,066 ft AEG
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lots of quail
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Feb 17 2019
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60 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 17 2019
BobP
Hiking2.20 Miles 1,161 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
1,161 ft AEG
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Feb 10 2019
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60 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 10 2019
BobP
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,164 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
1,164 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Jan 27 2019
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60 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 27 2019
BobP
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,333 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
1,333 ft AEG
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Jan 19 2019
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60 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 19 2019
BobP
Hiking2.70 Miles 1,420 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles
1,420 ft AEG
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Shadowlode. I'm expanding my horizons. There is a trail that goes to the top which I never knew about. In the past, the route was just the direct up. No angry birds this time. Summitted 1,779 twice and Shadow Mtn 3 times. Weather was mav and the conversations were other worldly.
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Dec 27 2017
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40 male
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 27 2017
FOTG
Hiking1.04 Miles 417 AEG
Hiking1.04 Miles      35 Mns   2.40 mph
417 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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I completed the long coveted and illustrious Lookout, Shadow double today and all I can say is simply amazing what a rush and accomplishment! It will take a long time before anything tops this in my hiking world. A solid one star hike for sure and it only took three laps around my car at the end to hit a full mile.
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Apr 12 2016
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44 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Stoney Shadow, AZ 
Stoney Shadow, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 12 2016
The_Dude
Hiking5.87 Miles 2,036 AEG
Hiking5.87 Miles   2 Hrs   23 Mns   2.69 mph
2,036 ft AEG      12 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Got in a good urban double hike this afternoon, started out by Mountain View about 4:30. Second time up Stoney Mountain, this is a fun quick one with good effort. Be aware, there is a good sized bee gathering about a tenth of a mile up the summit spur trail, it is on the left hand side of the trail in one of the numerous rock holes. They were not aggressive, but if you stumbled into the rock it would make for a pretty lousy day. After this quick one, I rolled over to Acoma to start my way up Shadow Mountain. I climbed the main peak, and then proceeded to hit every high point in the area by way of a convoluted loop. Ran into a few folks up on the summit when I had come around for a second trip up. Otherwise, very few other people out on the trail, surprising for such a great weather day.
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Feb 25 2016
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84 male
 Joined Sep 24 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2016
black_toes
Hiking1.67 Miles 595 AEG
Hiking1.67 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   1.32 mph
595 ft AEG      54 Mns Break
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If anyone has aspirations to do some climbing, they might want to first try the NE summit trail to Shadow Mountain. It is a good test. The last part is very steep and requires, at least it did for me, basic climbing skills such as firm hand holds and careful foot placement.

The NE summit trail is not easy to find in this small park because, if nothing else, there are no trail signs. Having done Shadow Mtn once before I had no problem. I came up from the street on the manicured trail that soon turns into a rough one of medium-sized loose rock. I stopped at the blue water fountain and was surprised to find some of the coolest water I'd experienced in local parks. After filling up my water supply for a warm afternoon, I moseyed on up to the saddle, then E to follow a contour trail around the N side of Shadow.

It is a deceptive little peak. At an elevation of only 1,928', the summit is 421' above the TH by my GPS. That's in a hiking distance of .61 mi. And it gets much steeper as you hit the summit trail. At one point, I looked up and thought, "Do I really want to do this?" Switchbacks? Forget it. The trail goes straight up. From the decision-point it appeared I was facing a wall of gray cement. In the next 1/10 of a mile, you face the prospect of rising 200 feet in elevation. That translates to about 2,000' el gain in a mile, my definition of Almost Climbing.

Against my better judgment, I started up with my backpack. My balance isn't the best anymore. The backpack wasn't going to help. I was soon using my hands, grasping for solid rock and good footing before moving up a step. Sometimes the rock pulled away before I put weight on it. Stupidly I had my hand leashed to a trekking pole. The pole was useless and got in the way of my climb. The risk here is not falling off a cliff to the side but falling backward. Nothing but jagged rock to break your fall. And you would likely roll a long way down. I inched up and finally, with great relief, made it to the summit.

The views from the top were magnificent in all directions. I'm still unsure, though, whether those views were worth the risk. It was good to see someone had painted over the awful graffiti I remembered from years ago. The rock on top is jagged too, so I couldn't find a soft spot to eat a sandwich before heading down. I stewed over the descent as I ate. Experience has taught me that going down is often more difficult than going up. But, using the pole and a few hand holds, I reached the end of the summit trail fairly easily.

At the contour trail, a Hispanic woman in her 40s watched me descend, and asked in broken English if I had been to the top. I said, yes, and put my pole at an angle and said, "Steep." She soon headed up the trail, a stocky woman with strong-looking legs. Within minutes I saw her standing on the summit. So, hmmm, "steep" is not prohibitive or even risky to everyone.

I searched in vain through 81 triplogs for specific details on the NE summit trail, but, alas, found none. A quick-study informed that most hikers at the park do the loop trails and don't go up to Shadow's summit. Of the few who do, I found only two on HAZ who had ascended from the NE. There apparently is a summit trail from the SW but did not see it. Trekkin Geco, for instance, used it to go up to the summit and down. She did mention "a nice scramble" in her log. BobP apparently did a scramble off-trail from the N. mt98dew struck the summit from the SW and descended on the NE.

I write at length of the NE approach because I have not experienced such a risky path on any of my hikes in the Valley. And I've done a few. I've posted my NE route to give a better picture of the summit trail. I think The Eagle said it all in 2011 when he did the summit as part of the Phoenix 7 Summit Challenge, "It was a steep bugger getting up."
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Aug 25 2015
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44 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Mountain Preserves sampler, AZ 
Phoenix Mountain Preserves sampler, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 25 2015
The_Dude
Hiking5.60 Miles 2,217 AEG
Hiking5.60 Miles   2 Hrs   21 Mns   2.63 mph
2,217 ft AEG      13 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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I had to be back to town early today, so I though I would hit up some local hikes. Despite growing up in the area and hiking around as a lad, I never made it up Stoney Mountain. This was a fun hike, good steep push albeit short. Nice to only see one other person on the trail. I had parked on Mountain View and made my way over to the 100 and then to the faint but steady peak trail. After I finished, I made the short drive up to the Acoma TH to knock out a big loop around the Shadow Mountain area. I took off up tot he summit, headed south along the ridgeline to the unnamed summit, skirted around the east side, hit up a few more of the high points, climbed up 1779, and circled around for one more trip up Shadow. Great weather, got this in before the storm started up, but there was some real nice wind and some sprinkles as I was finishing up a little after 6. Good stuff!
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Jul 03 2015
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65 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 03 2015
mazatzal
Hiking3.80 Miles 510 AEG
Hiking3.80 Miles   2 Hrs      2.07 mph
510 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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1st trip
Went to both summits and added the loop around the south side.
Cloudy with a few sprinkles and humid but not very hot.
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Feb 22 2015
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48 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Shadow Mountain Summit from Acoma THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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adenium
Hiking0.45 Miles 405 AEG
Hiking0.45 Miles   1 Hour      0.45 mph
405 ft AEG
 
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Made a quick trip up and down with my kid. It's a nice little hike for younglings.
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Dec 06 2014
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57 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Jackson, CA
Phoenix 7 Summit ChallengePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2014
toddak
Hiking21.00 Miles 6,000 AEG
Hiking21.00 Miles   8 Hrs      2.63 mph
6,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
Modified version of the 7 Slag Piles Challenge, good for a workout and plenty of views of metro Phoenix (boy we have a lot of golf courses). Staying in the same general area kept the total driving between trailheads to 31 miles / 90 minutes.
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