Trail 100, Phoenix Mountains

Directions:   From Squaw Peak Freeway, Hwy. 51, exit Shea Street and go east.  At the intersection of 40th Street turn South.  At the end is a cul-de-sac parking area, water, bathroom, and ramada.  Trails leave from two locations.

Trail Information:  Beautiful desert, mountain terrain that is very dry and hilly.  Once you get to know the area a runner can travel all the way to Squaw Peak, climb it and then return to the trail head.  A very challenging run.  Can be a little crowded on weekends in the morning.

 Josh Miller

Additional contributor: Trail 100 is a desert mountain, 10 mile point to point trail with a few trailheads. It begins or ends at just north of Hatcher Road on 7th ave in Phoenix at a park nicknamed Duck Park. The trail travels NE-E through the Phoenix Mountains which divides the metropolitan city north and south. Tunnels take the trail under major roads so that a person never has to stop. Footing on the trail goes from soft dirt to very rocky. There are a few steep inclines, but the trail mostly hugs the side of the mountains. Between the 2-3 miles a person can get water at the Pointe Hotel and at the 6-7 mile mark there is a park with bathrooms and cold water. (Dreamy Draw Park) The trail continues almost straight east to Tatum just south of Shea.