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Sunrise to Andrews Kinsey Out-and-Back

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Trail

9.1 mile 14.6 kilometer out and back
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,476' 450 m
Descent: -1,475' -450 m
High: 2,943' 897 m
Low: 1,940' 591 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by Paul Staker

Climb up Sunrise Trail to Andrews Kinsey Trail to the Scottsdale/Fountain Hills border and back.

Paul Staker

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No camping - open sunrise to sunset.

Overview

A challenging hike on well-maintained trails with extended views of Four Peaks and Weavers Needle.

Description

The first two miles climbs over 1000 feet from the Sunrise Trailhead to a saddle below Sunrise Peak. Stay on the Sunrise Trail for a little less than half a mile to the intersection of the Andrews-Kinsey Trail.

This trail is a joint effort of the Scottsdale and Fountain Hills preserves. I followed it for two miles to the border of these two towns, although it can be followed into Fountain Hills where a fairly major trail system has been established.

The the remaining miles on the Andrews-Kinsey Trail is relatively level as it follows the contour as it winds between several ridges and the intervening washes between them. Eventually you'll come to a rather steep descent, and you can choose to had back beforehand, or descent all the way to the Andrews-Kinsey Trailhead. Just remember if you don't leave a car at this trailhead, you'll have to retrace your steps!

Flora & Fauna

Granite boulders, large saguaros.

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Contacts

Land Manager: City of Scottsdale

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Jun 9, 2019
Rich Vosko
May 5, 2019
Sid L
6.8mi — 2h 45m
Feb 17, 2019
Sydney Bouressa
9mi

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  4.0 from 7 votes

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