Shaw Butte is near 7th St. and Thunderbird in North Mountain Park. The trail is rated as moderately difficult, but I’ve heard it’s not too difficult. The elevation gain is about 750 ft and dogs on leashes are welcome on the trails. I hear the trail is a lot of fun because there are things along the way like the concrete foundation of a restaurant called “Cloud Nine” that burned down in the 60s!
We will meet in the parking lot at 7:30am sharp! Please wear shoes appropriate for hiking and bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and PLENTY of water. There are restrooms at the trail head, but none along the trail.
I figured we could do it on the Sunday before Memorial Day, since all of us will have the next day off of work. We’ll head to brunch somewhere nearby afterwards. There’s a place called Scramble that looks pretty good! I will send out directions and update this page with more information as we get closer. I hope to see you there!