Four Peaks March 2012

Hiking Four Peaks March 17th, 2012

Being an active hiker of Camelback, I welcomed the opportunity to hike Four Peaks for the first time.  I had taken my Jeep on the dirt road through the Tonto National Forest that leads to the beginning of the hike to the top of the mountain, but had never actually hiked it.

The crew for this hike include the Evripidou brothers, Chris and Nik as well as Cory Wall and myself.  We took my 2005 White Jeep Wrangler Unlimited up the 18 mile or so trail to the beginning of the hike on a chilly Saturday morning.  Although it was a cloudy sky, it was a beautiful and scenic hike and we were lucky enough to catch snow on the mountain.

Quick Facts About Four Peaks

  • 7,657 feet in altitude
  • Part of the Mazatzal Mountains
  • Located in the Tonto National Forest
  • Highest point in Maricopa County
  • Named Derived From 4 Distinct Peaks at Summit
  • Northernmost Point (Brown’s Peak) is Tallest

This is a wonderful hike with a moderate to difficult challenge.  The hike begins with a few miles of narrow yet scenic switch back style trails leading to a large flat semi-summit.  From here the trail gets a little more intense leading to an almost free climb at the end.  I recommend it to anyone that enjoys the outdoors or hiking. The view from the top is magnificent.

Our hike led us to the top of Brown’s Peak.  Take a look at the photos of the hike below.  For more photos on a sunnier day, read about our hike to the top of Brown’s Peak in June.

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