Phoenix AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Westbound Trail 100 & Shell Ceremony

May 04, 2024 6:00AM—7:30AM


Dreamy Draw Recreation Area. 2421 E Northern Avenue, Phoenix. Meet: @ 5:50 by the stairs on the South Side of the Lot. Look for the chapter flag. Hike begins at 6:00AM.

Event Contact Tina Strickler 602.722.0612 | Email


Pilgrims will head West from the Dream Draw parking lot on Trail 100 and follow it for an hour and then return on the same trail back to Dreamy Draw where we can join the chapter for coffee, torte de Santiago, a Shell Ceremony and blessing for those starting a pilgrimage.

The trail is undulating with a few 200 ft saddles to pass and short sections of 10+% grades. There are a few rocky sections on the trail however no steep step ups. Poles are recommended. This walk is similar to walking from Puenta la Reina to Estella with some ups and downs.

BRING: Water (it is recommended at least 1 liters of water), walking shoes, sunblock, hat, snacks, your first aid kit, layers and electrolytes depending on the weather.

Feel free to bring an item to share with other pilgrims at the Shell Ceremony if you’d like or just enjoy it and allow others to celebrate your success.

Total distance: 4.5 Miles Moderate (~600 ft elevation gain and some rocky terrain so poles recommended)