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Valley Vista Trail

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Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 224' 68 m
Descent: -11' -3 m
High: 2,318' 706 m
Low: 2,094' 638 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)

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Trail shared by John Parker

This trail leads to the highest peak in the park and offers beautiful, sweeping views of the area.

John Parker

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The park is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Description

This trail starts at the highest point on Turnbuckle Trail. It is only a third of a mile and climbs about 200 feet. The trail is in good shape with secure footing, which makes for a stable climb to the top.

The view provides a nice reward for your effort and is arguably the best the park has to offer. When you reach the summit, there are plenty of boulders to climb around and situate yourself on for a good rest before you head back down to Turnbuckle Trail.

Flora & Fauna

A variety of desert plants and cacti are plentiful. Watch for lizards, squirrels, rabbits, birds, and rattle snakes.

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Nov 25, 2018
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A view from the top
Mar 23, 2018 near Buckeye, AZ
A view from the summit down toward Buckeye
Mar 18, 2018 near Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail facing east
Mar 18, 2018 near Buckeye, AZ
From the summit back to the trail
Mar 18, 2018 near Buckeye, AZ
From the summit looking down toward Buckeye
Mar 18, 2018 near Buckeye, AZ

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