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:: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix, 3rd edition
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix, 3rd edition
The best way to experience Phoenix is by hiking it.
With more than 4 million people, the Phoenix metropolitan area is one of the country's largest. Surprisingly, it's also one of the most diverse and dramatic for hikers, with scenic destinations ranging from area parks, greenbelts, and preserves to high and low deserts and breathtaking mountains.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix
features the best scenic day hikes, determined by author
Stretching from Hidden Valley to the south to the Superstition Wilderness to the north, the book contains clear trail maps in full color and profiles complemented by detailed descriptions, color photographs, and useful at-a-glance information. These hikes are geared to every skill level, whether it's a comfortable stroll for the family or a tricky trek for the more fearless hiker. All roughly within an hour's drive of the Valley of the Sun, the trails highlighted in this updated edition begin right inside the city limits with popular Camelback Mountain.
Each hike description features:
Key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility
Information on the history and natural history of the areas the hikes pass through
A detailed trail map and elevation profile
Clear directions to the trailhead and trailhead GPS data
Tips on nearby activities
Whether you are a local looking for new places to explore, or a visitor in the area for business or pleasure,
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Phoenix
will provide plenty of options for outings lasting a full day to a couple of hours, all within about an hour's drive of Phoenix and the surrounding communities.
About Charles Liu
Spending his formative years attending Arizona State University, he grew increasingly fond of the Grand Canyon State’s diverse outdoor offerings. Now a software engineer by trade, he spends much of his spare time exploring mountains, leading hiking trips, photographing and writing about trails around the Southwest.
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