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Ascend the Westwing Mountain Trail for a rigorous experience rife with views and options to explore!


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

1,856' 566 m

High

1,405' 428 m

Low

623' 190 m

Up

329' 100 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This trail is part of the Peoria, Arizona mountain trails system. It begins at Westwing Park (27100 N Westwing Parkway, Peoria), where there is ample parking and restrooms.

The trail leaves the north area of the parking lot and follows signposts on city sidewalks for a short distance to the start of the trail. After winding through the neighborhood, it begins a steep climb to the ridge along Westwing Mountain. The trail is quite rocky, as the predominant geology is volcanic basalt and tuff. The trail follows the ridgeline to various small peaks, including Westwing Peak at 1903 feet (almost 500 feet above the trailhead).

The route includes spur trails to a couple of "scenic views" and an alternative section that is labeled "extreme" that climbs sharply through a pretty canyon. The entire trail is well-marked. Although the housing development is never far away, the trail offers great views in all directions and a real challenge for a neighborhood experience.

Flora & Fauna

Typical Sonoran Desert vegetation inhabits this area, with large saguaros populating the south-facing slopes.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Peoria

Shared By:

Paul Staker

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  4.0 from 9 votes

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Trail Rankings

#307

in Arizona

#10,198

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Photos

Lower part of trail later in the day.
Jan 24, 2022 near Sun Cit…, AZ
Just off the upper trail.
Jan 24, 2022 near Peoria, AZ
Taking a break on top to view the valley below.
Jan 24, 2022 near Sun Cit…, AZ
You can get a sense from this photo just how steep and unforgiving this landscape is.
Apr 4, 2017 near Sun Cit…, AZ
Midway up the gulch on Westwing Mountain Trail, be sure to turn around and enjoy the expansive views!
Apr 4, 2017 near Sun Cit…, AZ
Just coming off the upper trail.
Jan 24, 2022 near Peoria, AZ
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Check-Ins

Feb 17, 2022
Ryan Stare
1.5mi — 2h 00m
Apr 6, 2021
H C Cook
Very rocky, with nice views. Half is easy, half is more difficult. Views are great. — 2h 23m
Jan 1, 2019
Jeff W
Nov 22, 2018
Jason Leubner
Nov 17, 2018
Jason Leubner
Jun 8, 2017
Garrett T
3.1mi
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