Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Hau’ Pal and Alta day hike
when December 13, 2023 Wednesday
where South Mountain Park
the hike     It will be a hike at the west end of South Mountain Park. My last preparatory hike before the Grand Canyon will start on the Hau’ Pal Trail, gaining 950’ in 1.3 miles to the Ma-Ha Tauk ridgeline. We then hike west a short distance through rocky terrain to a connector trail to the Alta Trail. We descend 728’ in 1.5 miles to the start of the Alta Trail where we turn around and regain the 728’ feet we just lost.
Upon reaching the Ma-Ha Tauk ridgeline, we head west to the end of the Alta Trail before we turn around and retrace our steps back down Hau’ Pal to the parking lot where we started.
Expect beautiful desert terrain in subtle fall colors, expansive views of the South and Estrella Mountains and of the city below. Required:
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Hiking Sticks
•  Camera
distance 10 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC +-2800' elevation change
elevations 1000' to 2700'
type out and back with spur
starting at 19th Ave Trailhead parking lot, 10500 S. 19th Ave PHX (NO FACILITIES HERE)
on trail 100% — Hau’ Pal, Alta Trails
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs? no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Phoenix
leader    You must email the leader to confirm.
meet 7 AM at 19th Ave Trailhead parking lot, 10500 S. 19th Ave PHX (NO FACILITIES HERE).
•  Go to Baseline Road and 19th Ave.
Go south on 19th Ave and continue on into South Mountain Park.
Park at end of road.

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