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Hayden Butte Preserve

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nice view of city and ASU not for beginners, some experience needed

Saw lizards and various types of cacti. Handrails along the path, a few landings for breaks and... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
X6389TMlaurah
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Smyrna, Delaware
Great view from the top

Fairly easy hike with a wonderful panoramic view when you reach the top. There are a few areas... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
goingbeachy
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North Carolina
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E. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

The “A” or Tempe Butte is a moderate hike due to it being fairly steep. Most of the trails are paved with the last section being a flight of irregular stairs. Watch out for loose gravel on portions of the descent, I could foresee that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Saw lizards and various types of cacti. Handrails along the path, a few landings for breaks and pictures. take more than one water bottle if in July. Safe, no snakes

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank X6389TMlaurah
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Fairly easy hike with a wonderful panoramic view when you reach the top. There are a few areas where you can rest along the way if you need a break.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank goingbeachy
Reviewed May 17, 2018

This is a steep hike that's pretty short and has a good paved path - there are side paths here and there that are just foot paths. You can hike up to the historic ASU "A" or keep going to the top. The cactus along...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank goldendiv
Reviewed May 14, 2018

It is a fairly easy hike. The view is great, but you have to do it really early in the morning. We were done by 7:30 am and the heat was starting to get a little too much.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank scorpia113
Reviewed April 29, 2018

It only took me 10 mins to get to the top, but great view. It wasn't very crowded, plenty of room on the path up. Early/morning obviously best due to temperatures.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gina S
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Was looking for a nice view of the Phoenix area and someone recommended "A" mountain. We decided to give it a try. We parked across the street in a parking garage for lack of knowledge that there was a free parking garage on the other...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brittany F
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Clean hiking trails met some friendly people and had amazing weather. Will defiantly visit again when we come back to tempe

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PeteD0908
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Nice short hike to the top, paved or with stairs for a good portion of the trail. Pretty good view of the surrounding area from the top. There's also a couple of gentler trails that wrap partially around the lower part of the butte. Lots...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank o_hughmanatee
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This hike is STEEP, but worth it. The main trail is paved, and has a lot of areas to rest as you go up. Bring some water and your hiking boots and a sense of determination, but the views are worth it once you get...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank schroederjt
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