Peoria Mountain Trails Offer Outstanding Views of the Valley

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Getting To The East Wing Mountain Trail

Sonoran Mountain Ranch Park: 7098 W. Miner Trail, Peoria

From Phoenix, go north on Interstate 17 to Happy Valley Road exit 218. Go 5 miles west (left) on Happy Valley to 67th Avenue, turn right and drive 2.8 miles (road becomes Pyramid Peak Parkway) to Sonoran Mountain Ranch Road. Veer left and go 0.5 mile to Chalfen Boulevard, turn left, continue 0.1 mile to Miner Trail and follow the signs to Sonoran Mountain Ranch Park. From the post near the restrooms, hike 0.15 mile south on Chalfen to the official trailhead. Do not park along residential streets.

Length: 2.4 miles

Rating: easy-difficult

Kid Friendly: NO

Pet Friendly: NO

Elevation: 1,476-1,916 feet

Best Season: October-April

Facilities: restrooms, picnic ramadas

West Wing Mountain Trail

27100 N. Westwing Pkwy., Peoria

From Phoenix, go north on Interstate 17 to Loop 303 exit 22. Turn left (west) and continue 7 miles to Lake Pleasant Parkway exit 131, turn left (south) and go 2.3 miles to Westwing Parkway. Turn left and go 1 mile to West Wing Park on the right. Trail begins at the west side of the parking lot. Do not park along residential streets.

Length: 3.4 or 3.5 miles (including 0.2-mile access trail from the park)

Rating: difficult

Kid Friendly: NO

Pet Friendly: NO

Elevation: 1,400-1,903 feet

Best Season: October-April

Facilities: restrooms, picnic ramadas

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