Hidden Valley from Buena Vista Trail - Hike and Mountain Bike near Phoenix, Arizona
~N Buena Vista Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA,Phoenix,Arizona
33.34288236, -112.04423467
7.5 miles S of Phoenix, Arizona
Address: ~N Buena Vista Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA
GPS: 33°20'34.4"N 112°2'39.2"W
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State: Arizona
Trail Length: 4.30 miles
MTB Difficulty: Intermediate
Trail Type: Lariat
Hike Difficulty: Intermediate
Elevation Gain: 583 feet

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For an easily accessible trail, butting right up against Phoenix’s southern border, it is truly surprising how special, quiet and natural the hike through Hidden Valley is! Courtesy of azutopia.com
The path has a few climbs between longer sections of gradual descent, and for much of the way runs in or along dry sandy washes, passing numerous large granite boulders and plenty of cacti, most prominent being the ubiquitous saguaro. Lizards are much in evidence, and even the usually secretive chuckwalla may often be spotted. Rattlesnakes are quite common, especially in early morning and early evening. Courtesy of americansouthwest.net

 

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Never modify trail features. Ride trails when they're dry enough that you won't leave ruts. Speak up when you see others on the trail and always yield to hikers, horses, and others coming uphill. Always ride on the established trail.

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Phoenix, Arizona

  1. Head west on W Washington St toward 1st Ave (315 ft)
  2. Turn left onto S 1st Ave (0.6 mi)
  3. S 1st Ave turns slightly right and becomes S Central Ave (6.8 mi)
  4. Continue onto E Stephen Mather Dr (0.3 mi)
  5. Continue onto S Central (0.9 mi)
  6. Turn left onto Summit Rd (3.4 mi)
  7. Turn right onto N Buena Vista Rd (1.3 mi)
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Hidden Valley Trail South Mountain Phoenix, Arizon by DeejaytonioTV
Hidden Valley Trail, January, 2014 by David Cates Hidden Valley to Morman DH with Artzilla South Mou by Rob Knipe

Trails

Distance ?

2.5 miles

Elevation Gain ?

-254 feet

Real Ascent ?

282 feet

Real Descent ?

536 feet

Avg Grade (-1°)

-2%

Grade (-10° to 16°)

-17% to 29%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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