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Trail

0.8 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
Paved Path
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 525' 160 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,011' 613 m
Low: 1,486' 453 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Jennifer Honn

A steep, paved climb to the top of a popular Phoenix summit with 360-degree views of the Valley of the Sun!

Jennifer Honn

Features Views

Family Friendly It's a hard hike, but the views are amazing. Come late evening, and you can enjoy the stars and head back down with flashlights!

Always bring water. Even when the weather is not hot, Phoenix is dry.

Overview

Though somewhat short, don't underestimate the climb to the summit of North Top. The paved trail makes for easy hiking, and the views at the top are an ample reward.

Description

This route features a very steep climb, though there are many chances to take a breath with breathtaking views! The parking lot here is small, but there is more parking available to the south on 7th Street with bathrooms (this parking closes at 7 pm). This path is paved all the way to the towers at the top, but you'll want to bear left just below the towers and follow the unpaved trail along the ridge to the peak for the final vista of the valley below!

Flora & Fauna

Cactus including saguaro, prickly pear, barrel cactus. Ocotillo, mesquites. And ground squirrels if you're lucky!

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Mar 4, 2018
Ben C
Jan 17, 2018
Andor Villatoro
First time! 0.6mi
Dec 4, 2017
Mary Willard
Oct 20, 2017
Rachel Cronin
Very beautiful in the morning. 2mi
Jul 15, 2016
Justin Phillips

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  3.7 from 9 votes

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#116

in Arizona

#2,711

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1,466 Since Dec 6, 2016
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This trail is currently closed to be resurfaced and widened. They are estimating it will be closed for 10 months (1/8/2018 thru October 2018) Jan 9, 2018
I just went up yesterday, looks like the road work has been pushed back to January 22nd according to the posted signs. I did not notice a reopen date. Jan 18, 2018

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