SUNRISE TRAILHEAD 12101 N. 145th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 Directions Located at the East end of Via Linda at 145th street, just before a gated community Overview The Sunrise Trail pushes steeply above the residential trailhead area into the lower canyon, where grades moderate through 1.0 miles. Switchbacks and a steady hike up prove to be excellent an excellent cardio workout. You’ll reach a marked viewpoint at 1.2 miles, past which climbing intensifies in the upper canyon with improving views of the mountainous interior. The summit offers rangy panoramas including the 4 Peaks Wilderness, Superstition Wilderness, Fountain Hills, South Mountain, Camelback and neighboring peaks of the McDowell range. Landscape Rocky terrain in sections with challenging out-and-back trails for hiking and biking. Amenities Directory, Horse Trails, Water, Biking, Dogs, Family Friendly, Hiking
This field trip event engages 3rd and 4th grade students in place-based learning through fun, educational lessons about the Sonoran Desert. Program supports Arizona state curriculum standards and fits into the Expedition Days Online unit.
Expedition Days on the Trail will be available from November 2023 to March 2024.
Supporting Arizona state curriculum standards for 3rd and 4th grades, this online program integrates inquiry and exploration into student learning, fits both in-person and virtual teaching formats, and is customizable to the needs of your classroom.