Spring 2024 Hiking Schedule

January 2024 through April 2024

 

 

Hike descriptions are listed by level on the menu to the left.  SignUps are required. The link for members to sign up is on the menu to the left and is password protected. 

 

   Spring 2024 Key Dates  

 

January 31, 2024                  First Aid Training at Sun City Posse

Februry 22, 2024:                Spring Trail Maintenance at Spur Cross

March 21, 2024                     Spring Meeting, Cave Creek RegionalPark

April 1-3, 2024:                     Spring overnight trip (Mon-Wed) to Payson, AZ

 

 

Further information on the above activities may be found in the Current Hiking Bulletin. Click on the menu to the left.

 

Hiking Schedule Recaps

It is critical that you read and understand the hike description, distance, and elevation before deciding on any hike.  This information is found in the A, B, and C hike description sections below and on our website at suncityhikers.org.  This information is provided to ensure that the hike is appropriate for you and will be safe and enjoyable.  Call the hike leader if you have any questions.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the meeting time to sign in for the hike.  Contact the hike leader if you plan to meet the group at the trailhead rather than at the meeting place indicated in the bulletin or are bringing a guest.

 

Schedule Recap by Hike Type and Date

Day

Meet Time

Assemble at

Hike Type

Trail Name

Location

Monday, January 29

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A-

Lost Dog to Sunrise

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Thursday, February 1

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Peak 4378

Castle Hot Springs area

Tuesday, February 6

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A+

Le Barge Canyon via First Water

Superstition Mountains

Thursday, February 8

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Elephant Mountain Loop

Spur Cross Ranch

Monday, February 12

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Brown's Ranch Highlights

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Thursday, February 15

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Hellgate Mountain and Hells Canyon

Castle Hot Springs area

Monday, February 19

7:30 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

A

Loop around the Park

Skyline Regional Park

Monday, February 26

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Spring Valley to Hell Canyon

Castle Hot Springs area

Thursday, Febrary 29

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Polychrome Ridge - Purple Canyon

Castle Hot Springs area

Monday, March 4

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Chalk Canyon Ruins and Petroglyphs

Spur Cross Ranch

Wednesday, March 6

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Black Canyon - Treasure Mine A

Bumble Bee area

Tuesday, March 12

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A-

Yavapai Point via Wild Burro

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Friday, March 15

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Perry Ruins

Agua Fria National Monument

Monday, March 18

7:00 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

A

Mesquite, Ford & Willow Canyon

White Tank Regional Park

Thursday, March 21

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A-

Go John - A

Cave Creek Regional Park

Tuesday, March 26

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A-

Poland Creek Canyon

Bumble Bee area

Monday, April 1

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A-

South Fork of Deer Creek

Payson area

Tuesday, April 2

7:45 AM

Hotel

A

Pine Canyon #26

Payson area

Wednesday, April 3

7:45 AM

Hotel

A

See Canyon

Payson area

Wednesday, April 10

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A-

Woodchute

Jerome

Tuesday, January 30

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B+

Palo Verde - B

Bartlett Lake

Friday, February 2

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Hassayampa Natural Arch - B

Wickenburg area

Monday, February 5

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Morgan City Wash via Beardsley Trail

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Wednesday, February 7

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Box Canyon - Pink Canyon

Wickenburg area

Friday, February 9

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Walkin' Jim to Cathedral

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Tuesday, February 13

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Black Canyon - Little Pan Segment

Table Mesa

Friday, February 16

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Buckshot

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Tuesday, February 20

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Apache Wash Loop Extended

Sonoran Preserve

Wednesday, February 28

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Pass Mountain Loop

Usery Mountain Regional Park

Friday, March 1

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Sidewinder - Ocotillo

Sonoran Preserve

Tuesday, March 5

7:30 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

B

Mesquite

White Tank Regional Park

Thursday, March 7

7:00 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

B

Arnett Canyon

Superior

Tuesday, March 12

7:00 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

B

Dutchman to Parker Pass

Superstition Mountains

Tuesday, March 19

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Black Canyon - Emery Henderson

New River

Thursday, March 21

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Go John - B

Cave Creek Regional Park

Monday, March 25

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

San Domingo Wash to China Dam

Castle Hot Springs area

Wednesday, March 27

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Union Peak Loop

Sonoran Preserve

Monday, April 1

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Ballantine - B

Payson area

Tuesday, April 2

TBD

Hotel

B+

Highline Trail #31 from Babe Haught #143 to Horton Springs #285/292

Payson area

Wednesday, April 3

TBD

Hotel

B

Stewart Pocket Loop

Tonto National Forest

Tuesday, April 9

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial

Yarnell

Friday, April 12

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B+

Woodchute

Jerome

Wednesday, April 17

6:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Walnut Canyon via Sandy's Canyon Trail

Flagstaff

Tuesday, April 23

6:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

West Fork of Oak Creek

Sedona

Tuesday, January 30

9:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C+

Go John - C

Cave Creek Regional Park

Friday, February 2

9:00 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

C

South-Mule Deer Loop

White Tank Regional Park

Tuesday, February 6

9:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Cone Mountain

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Thursday, February 8

9:00 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

C

Dirt Road and Pima Wash

South Mountain Park

Wednesday, February 14

9:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Dragonfly

Spur Cross Ranch

Friday, February 16

8:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Coyote Canyon - C #2

McDowell Sonoran Preserve - Northern Section

Friday, February 23

8:30 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

C

FINS

Estrella Ranch Park - Goodyear

Monday, February 26

8:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Whiskey Bottle Loop

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Wednesday, February 28

8:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Yavapai Point

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Monday, March 4

8:30 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

C

Granite Falls Loop

Skyline Regional Park

Wednesday, March 6

8:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Christiansen Quartz Ridge

Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Monday, March 11

8:30 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

C+

Ford Canyon - C

White Tank Regional Park

Friday, March 15

8:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Coach Whip - Sunrise

Thunderbird Park

Monday, March 18

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Sears Kay Indian Ruins and Camp Creek Falls

Carefree area

Thursday, March 21

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Slate

Cave Creek Regional Park

Monday, March 25

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Morgan City Wash

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Wednesday, March 27

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Short Circumference - C

Deem Hills Recreation Area

Monday, April 1

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Horton Creek

Payson area

Tuesday, April 2

TBD

Hotel

C

Woods Canyon Lake Loop

Payson area

Wednesday, April 3

TBD

Hotel

C

Tonto Natural Bridge

Payson area

Wednesday, April 10

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C+

Calderwood Butte

Peoria

Friday, April 12

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Teepee Rocks

Camp Verde

Monday, April 15

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Lookout Mountain Circumference

Lookout Mountain Preserve

Friday, April 19

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Hassayampa River Preserve

Wickenburg area

               

Hiking Schedule Recaps

 

Schedule Recap by Hike Date

 

Day

Meet Time

Assemble at

Hike Type

Trail Name

Location

Monday, January 29

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A-

Lost Dog to Sunrise

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Tuesday, January 30

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B+

Palo Verde - B

Bartlett Lake

Tuesday, January 30

9:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C+

Go John - C

Cave Creek Regional Park

Thursday, February 1

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Peak 4378

Castle Hot Springs area

Friday, February 2

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Hassayampa Natural Arch - B

Wickenburg area

Friday, February 2

9:00 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

C

South-Mule Deer Loop

White Tank Regional Park

Monday, February 5

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Morgan City Wash via Beardsley Trail

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Tuesday, February 6

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A+

Le Barge Canyon via First Water

Superstition Mountains

Tuesday, February 6

9:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Cone Mountain

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Wednesday, February 7

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Box Canyon - Pink Canyon

Wickenburg area

Thursday, February 8

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Elephant Mountain Loop

Spur Cross Ranch

Thursday, February 8

9:00 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

C

Dirt Road and Pima Wash

South Mountain Park

Friday, February 9

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Walkin' Jim to Cathedral

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Monday, February 12

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Brown's Ranch Highlights

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Tuesday, February 13

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Black Canyon - Little Pan Segment

Table Mesa

Wednesday, February 14

9:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Dragonfly

Spur Cross Ranch

Thursday, February 15

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Hellgate Mountain and Hells Canyon

Castle Hot Springs area

Friday, February 16

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Buckshot

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Friday, February 16

8:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Coyote Canyon - C #2

McDowell Sonoran Preserve - Northern Section

Monday, February 19

7:30 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

A

Loop around the Park

Skyline Regional Park

Tuesday, February 20

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Apache Wash Loop Extended

Sonoran Preserve

Friday, February 23

8:30 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

C

FINS

Estrella Ranch Park - Goodyear

Monday, February 26

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Spring Valley to Hell Canyon

Castle Hot Springs area

Monday, February 26

8:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Whiskey Bottle Loop

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Wednesday, February 28

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Pass Mountain Loop

Usery Mountain Regional Park

Wednesday, February 28

8:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Yavapai Point

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Thursday, Febrary 29

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Polychrome Ridge - Purple Canyon

Castle Hot Springs area

Friday, March 1

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Sidewinder - Ocotillo

Sonoran Preserve

Monday, March 4

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Chalk Canyon Ruins and Petroglyphs

Spur Cross Ranch

Monday, March 4

8:30 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

C

Granite Falls Loop

Skyline Regional Park

Tuesday, March 5

7:30 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

B

Mesquite

White Tank Regional Park

Wednesday, March 6

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Black Canyon - Treasure Mine A

Bumble Bee area

Wednesday, March 6

8:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Christiansen Quartz Ridge

Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Thursday, March 7

7:00 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

B

Arnett Canyon

Superior

Monday, March 11

8:30 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

C+

Ford Canyon - C

White Tank Regional Park

Tuesday, March 12

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A-

Yavapai Point via Wild Burro

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Tuesday, March 12

7:00 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

B

Dutchman to Parker Pass

Superstition Mountains

Friday, March 15

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A

Perry Ruins

Agua Fria National Monument

Friday, March 15

8:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Coach Whip - Sunrise

Thunderbird Park

Monday, March 18

7:00 AM

Mountain View Rec. Ctr.

A

Mesquite, Ford & Willow Canyon

White Tank Regional Park

Monday, March 18

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Sears Kay Indian Ruins and Camp Creek Falls

Carefree area

Tuesday, March 19

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Black Canyon - Emery Henderson

New River

Thursday, March 21

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A-

Go John - A

Cave Creek Regional Park

Thursday, March 21

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Go John - B

Cave Creek Regional Park

Thursday, March 21

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Slate

Cave Creek Regional Park

Monday, March 25

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

San Domingo Wash to China Dam

Castle Hot Springs area

Monday, March 25

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Morgan City Wash

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Wednesday, March 27

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Short Circumference - C

Deem Hills Recreation Area

Tuesday, March 26

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A-

Poland Creek Canyon

Bumble Bee area

Wednesday, March 27

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Union Peak Loop

Sonoran Preserve

Monday, April 1

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A-

South Fork of Deer Creek

Payson area

Monday, April 1

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Ballantine - B

Payson area

Monday, April 1

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Horton Creek

Payson area

Tuesday, April 2

7:45 AM

Hotel

A

Pine Canyon #26

Payson area

Tuesday, April 2

TBD

Hotel

B+

Highline Trail #31 from Babe Haught #143 to Horton Springs #285/292

Payson area

Tuesday, April 2

TBD

Hotel

C

Woods Canyon Lake Loop

Payson area

Wednesday, April 3

7:45 AM

Hotel

A

See Canyon

Payson area

Wednesday, April 3

TBD

Hotel

B

Stewart Pocket Loop

Tonto National Forest

Wednesday, April 3

TBD

Hotel

C

Tonto Natural Bridge

Payson area

Tuesday, April 9

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial

Yarnell

Wednesday, April 10

7:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

A-

Woodchute

Jerome

Wednesday, April 10

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C+

Calderwood Butte

Peoria

Friday, April 12

7:30 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B+

Woodchute

Jerome

Friday, April 12

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Teepee Rocks

Camp Verde

Monday, April 15

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Lookout Mountain Circumference

Lookout Mountain Preserve

Wednesday, April 17

6:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

Walnut Canyon via Sandy's Canyon Trail

Flagstaff

Friday, April 19

8:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

C

Hassayampa River Preserve

Wickenburg area

Tuesday, April 23

6:00 AM

Bell Rec. Ctr.

B

West Fork of Oak Creek

Sedona

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