Ruth Hamilton Trail - Hike and Mountain Bike near Phoenix, Arizona
8B, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA,Phoenix,Arizona
33.5431842, -112.0051362
7.7 miles NE of Phoenix, Arizona
Address: 8B, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
GPS: 33°32'35.5"N 112°0'18.5"W
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State: Arizona
Trail Length: 2.00 miles
MTB Difficulty: Intermediate
Trail Type: Out & Back

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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 (0.5 mi)
  2. Turn right onto N 7th Ave (0.8 mi)
  3. Turn right to merge onto I-10 E toward Tucson (2.3 mi)
  4. Take exit 147A-147B for AZ-51 N (0.6 mi)
  5. Continue onto AZ-51 N (4.9 mi)
  6. Take exit 5 toward Lincoln Dr (0.3 mi)
  7. Turn right onto E Glendale Ave (0.3 mi)
  8. Continue onto E Lincoln Dr (2.2 mi)
  9. Turn left onto N 36th St (0.8 mi)
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The Ruth Hamilton Trail is a short trail that intersects the Quartz Ridge Trail and has a very nice observation bench at the intersection. The western section of this trail offers a number of switchbacks and is moderately rocky. Once the hiker reaches the peak, the trail descends and levels out. Although short, it is moderately popular and offers tremendous views of the downtown corridor and the northern Sonoran mountains. Wildflowers are abundant during the spring. Courtesy of phoenix.gov

 

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Trails

Distance ?

1.9 miles Round Trip

Elevation Gain ?

-194 feet

Real Ascent ?

305 feet

Real Descent ?

499 feet

Avg Grade (-2°)

-4%

Grade (-31° to 26°)

-61% to 49%

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

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