Valley of the Sun (Phoenix)

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Morristown, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Wild Burro Hike

Feb 04, 2023 9:00AM—11:30AM

Wild Burro Day Use Area @ Lake Pleasant Regional Park. NOTE: the street address shown on the Lake Pleasant website will not take you to the park entrance. Google Wild Burro Use Area. From US74, turn north on N Castle Hot Springs Road, and then turn right on Lake Pleasant Access Road. You can also use coordinates (33.84862579623646, -112.34325181623285).


This family-friendly hike features beautiful views of Lake Pleasant and possible wildflower and wild burro sighting! The hike starts on the Wild Burro trail and continues with the Beardsley trail when we cross the road. The grades are mostly long gradual up and down. We have seen Burros on this trail. The burros around Lake…

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Chandler, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Camino de Santiago at REI

Feb 09, 2023 6:00PM—7:30PM

Chandler REI - 870 N 54th St, Chandler, AZ 85226


Are you thinking about or planning your first Camino de Santiago? Join us at the Chandler REI store for an informative and fun discussion about the various Camino routes, and which route you should consider. We will cover Why Walk a Camino, The Basics for Completing a Camino (fitness, equipment, essentials for travelling in Spain,…

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Phoenix, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Intro to Camino, Granada Park Stroll

Feb 11, 2023 8:30AM—11:00AM

MEET: Granada Park parking lot at 6505 North 20th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016. The parking lot fills quickly so look for the Valley of the Sun flag for the specific meeting spot in the parking area. Parking is also available along 20th Street.


ABOUT THIS WALK: While the Camino de Santiago is generally the topic of conversation on all our hikes, this stroll is specifically targeted to those who are still trying to learn about the Camino and decide if they can/want to do it. Total distance: 3 miles easy Time: ~ 2 hour leisurely pace walking and…

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Phoenix, AZ, Valley of the Sun Chapter, Valentine’s Day Fat Man’s Pass Hike

Feb 14, 2023 8:00AM—10:30AM

South Mountain Park - Mormon Trailhead, 8610 S 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85042


Coffee @ 8:00am and Hike starts at 8:45am. Join us for both or only one! Give yourself some love and/or invite someone you love for this must-do hike to Fat Man’s Pass and Hidden Valley. We will start on the Mormon Trail and go 1 mile up to the saddle. We will then connect with…

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Phoenix, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Deem Hills Trail Hike

Feb 18, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

Deems Hill Trail, 5050 W Andrea Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85083 (51st Ave & Deem Hills Parkway)


HIKE DESCRIPTION – 6 miles MODERATE with option to go to saddle East on the Circumference Trail (counterclockwise) for 1.7 mi. Take the Palisade Trail 0.75 mi to the Basalt Trail Take the Basalt Trail 0.22 mi to the saddle. Here we have an option: For those who don’t mind the climb and want the…

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Past | Archive

Phoenix, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Camino de Santiago at REI

Jan 26, 2023 6:00PM—7:30PM

Paradise Valley REI - 12634 N Paradise Village Pkwy W, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Peoria, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Sunrise Mountain Trail Hike and Pinchos

Jan 21, 2023 2:00PM—4:00PM

Hike: Westwing Mountain Preserve (27100 N Westwing Parkway, Peoria); Potluck Pinchos: Charlotte's Home (26921 North 100th Ave, Peoria)

Online:Valley of the Sun Chapter, Chapter Meeting

Jan 19, 2023 6:00PM—7:00PM

Zoom Meeting:

Tempe, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Tempe Town Lake Stroll

Jan 14, 2023 8:30AM—10:30AM

MEET: 1000W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281. Dirt parking area northwest of Rio Salado and Hardy Drive. Plenty of parking at no charge.

Mesa, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Pass Mountain Hike

Dec 17, 2022 8:00AM—11:30AM

Meet: 8:00 AM at Blevins Trailhead in Usery Mountain Regional Park. Directions: Enter the Usery Mountain Regional Park (3939 E Usery Pass Rd, Mesa) entrance and show your Maricopa County Park Pass or pay $7 fee. You can ask the ranger for a map & directions or continue straight on Usery Park Rd to Blevins Trail Rd for 1.5 miles. You will pass a restroom on the left side and then see a large unpaved parking lot beyond it. Park there! Call Tom Draggoo 541-954-3628 the day of if you need help or are running late.

Scottsdale, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Crested Cactus Hike

Nov 19, 2022 9:00AM—10:30AM

Meet: Pima/Dynamite Trailhead, meet at the map by the bathrooms. There is water and restrooms at the trailhead. Directions: 28777 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale. From 101 go North on Pima Rd past Dynamite Rd. Entrance to the parking lot is on the east side of Pima .25 miles north of Dynamite.