For all hikes listed below, members receive Emails with details of where and when to meet, and any other necessary information along with the name and contact information of the hike leader. If you are not a member and want information on a hike, go to the “contact info” page and send us an Email request. Members: For the scheduled hike list with contact information go to the Members Password Protected Page (Click here for the link)
Our club is part of the larger community, and it is critical for each of us to do our part to slow the spread of coronavirus across that larger community. To that end we are suspending all club-sponsored activities (hikes and picnic) until further notice. This is in line with the latest social distancing and isolation guidance from health and government authorities, and is instrumental in protecting the most vulnerable in our population as well as respecting the personal sacrifice of the health care workers who will be increasingly bearing the brunt of the pandemic.
Hiking times for Thursday and Sunday are now 8:00 AM
SUNDAY HIKES CANCELLED DUE TO PANDEMIC
Sunday hikes are usually more casual, with a distance of about 4-6 miles with minimal to moderate elevation change.
NEW START TIME IS 8:00AM FOR SUNDAY AND THURSDAY HIKES AS OF MARCH 1st
Start times as posted
Tuesday hikes/events/adventures are set up to provide variety in where we go and what we do. They may involve hikes, kayaking, visits to interesting places or attendance at local events.
Thursday Thunderbird Park/Deem Hills Hikes CANCELLED DUE TO PANDEMIC
Starting Time 8:00AM
Thursday hikes alternate between Thunderbird Park in Glendale and Deem Hills. Hikes are about 4-5 miles in length with moderate elevation gain
No need to register, just show up at the meeting place.
Deem Hills Hikes: Proceed to Happy Valley Road & 55th Ave. Turn North on 55th Ave. At the 4 way stop sign, proceed straight. The road becomes Deem Hills Pkwy. About a half mile further, on the right, is the entrance to the park & parking lot. Restrooms are located on the north side of the parking lot. We gather on the east side of the parking lot, near the dog park. There are restrooms at this park trailhead.
Saturday Hikes CANCELLED DUE TO PANDEMIC
Saturday hikes are generally a little more challenging with distances of about 7-10 miles with more elevation gain. They may involve a bit more travel to to the trailhead. Start times are as posted
RIO SALADO RESTORATION AREA
Difficulty: Easy flat paths
Location: Parking lot @ the Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
THE PIONEER’S & MILITARY MEMORIAL PARK open house
Description: Seven historic cemeteries founded in 1884 on and the historic Smurthwaith House are both on the National Register of historic places. The Open House is drop in during the hours of 10 AM to 2 PM. Since it is in March, there will be an Irish theme to the event. The open house & parking are free. Donations are accepted.
Location: 1317 W. Jefferson St. Phoenix
For carpooling meet behind Denny’s @ I 17 & Bell at 7:30 AM
Bring water for the hike.
An Irish lunch may be an option
To contact Beth E
Additional Hikes and Activities
Occasionally we will have hikes on other days, such as full moon hikes or hikes where we join up with other clubs or organizations.