Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Sunrise Mountain Trail Day Hike
when December 21, 2023 Thursday
Trip Report : May 18, 2023
where Peoria
the hike     Enjoy this 4 to 5 mile loop trail near Peoria, Arizona. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 to 4 h to complete.
As Mare Czinar states in her hiking blog – “…This is a three-tiered system of loops wrapping around a chain of peaks, jutting above a sea of residential communities in Peoria… Although the first tier is rated easy, some climbing is required to reach the half-mile point where the first of several junction posts points the way for a moderately- challenging summit route or an easier slope-clinging circuit. The route graduates to moderate-rated tier two with a series of ups-and-downs among granite outcroppings and breezy stands of palo verde trees. The roller coaster style trail never stays flat for long, wobbling between highpoint vistas and low-slung saddles. After a steep descent off a cactus speckled ridge, tier three takes off on a difficult rated swing around the flanks of the mountain's eastern most knob.”
distance 4 - 5 miles
time 2 to 4 hours
type Lollipop with 2 loops
starting at Sunrise Trailhead: Peoria, AZ
on trail 100% — Sunrise Trail
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Peoria
leader    You must email the leader to confirm.
meet 8:00 AM at Sunrise Mountain trailhead - (located at WestWing Neighborhood Park) Restrooms and drinking water available.
drive
•  Parking for this trail is at Westwing Park, 27100 Westwing Pkwy, Peoria, AZ 85383
From Phoenix, go north on Interstate 17 to Loop 303 exit 221.
• Turn left (west) and continue 7 miles to Lake Pleasant Parkway exit 131
• Turn left (south) and go 2.3 miles to WestWing Parkway
• Turn left and go 1 mile to WestWing Park on the right. Park on east end of lot (left side)
• Address: 27100 Westwing Pkwy, Peoria
WestWing Neighborhood park
27100 Westwing Pkwy, Peoria, AZ 85383

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