Taiwanese-American blogging about his travels outdoors and occasionally his thoughts on life.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Hiking Bell Pass Trail, Phoenix, Arizona

Trail Description

Length:  7.0 miles round trip
Trailhead Elevation: 1,709 ft.
End Elevation: 3,178 ft.
Elavation Gain: 1,496 ft
Difficulty Assessment: Moderate
Trail Type: Out and Back

For more information see:

1) ProTrails
2) McDowell Sonoran Reserve

The Hike

Today I hiked the Bell Pass Trail in Phoenix, Arizona. It was a nice, moderate, hike for being away from hiking for some time. The beginning was mostly flat with tiny incline, and then the last half was a more challenging incline. The scenery was mostly desert and I was constantly surrounded by cacti of all varieties. At the top, you were greeted with a view of the Scottsdale valley. In total, the trail covered an elevation of 1,500 ft.

In terms of popularity, the trail was pretty populated but it could have been because we began at 9 am and it was a Sunday.
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