Mondays in the McDowells Exercise Hike: Andrews-Kinsey Trail

Date: 
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 07:30
Leaders: 
Dan Rothman - dwrr12@gmail.com, 480-773-5197
Mark Miller - markm50@yahoo.com, 623-640-5375
Rating: 
B+ LENGTH: 14.0 mi. ELEV. GAIN: 2400 ft. PACE: MEDIUM

Meet at 7:30 am (start 7:35) at the LOST DOG WASH TRAILHEAD, located at 12601 N. 124th Street, about a mile North of Shea (go to www.mcdowellsonoran.org for further directions).   

Join us hiking the relatively new Andrews-Kinsey Trail, which connects the McDowell Sonoran and Fountain Hills Preserves.  We’ll leave from Lost Dog Wash Trailhead and hike to the Sunrise Peak saddle, from where we’ll connect to the A-K Trail and head off toward the West View Overlook in Fountain Hills.  There are beautiful views along the way and at the Overlook of the McDowells, Four Peaks, Superstitions, Adero Canyon and Fountain Hills.  The hike involves a lollipop loop, circling over and around the West View Overlook on the Western Loop and Promenade Trails.  On the return, we’ll take a short diversion on the north section of the Ringtail Trail.  Those wishing to skip the loop and/or the diversion can make this into an easier 10-mile (1,800 foot EG) out-and-back hike. 

Bring plenty of water, snacks, electrolytes and wear sturdy hiking boots.