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Trail 100 - Charles M. Christiansen Memorial Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (12)

The longest trail in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.


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11.1

Miles

17.8

KM

Point to Point

1,643' 501 m

High

1,302' 397 m

Low

778' 237 m

Up

887' 270 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Description

You can traverse Trail 100 in either direction; starting from the trailhead in a public park under the North Mountain Preserve or starting from a trailhead along Tatum Blvd, just south of Doubletree Ranch Rd. It is the longest single trail in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, but not very challenging. There are a few steep sections, but all are very short and far in between.

Along the trail, there are three well-used trailheads from which most of the shorter trails in Phoenix leave, so Trail 100 can be broken up into multiple shorter outings should that be desirable.

Sections of Trail 100 pass very close to residential areas, so it is by no means an 'escape into nature' route, though that would be asking a lot for any route in the middle of a city.

The trail surface is rock and dirt, as are other trails in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.

Flora & Fauna

Typical desert plants - such as cacti, agave, and small shrubs - are abundant in the Preserve. In the spring, wildflowers can also be seen.

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Shared By:

Benjamin Liu

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  3.8 from 12 votes

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Jul 19, 2019 near Paradis…, AZ
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Oct 27, 2019
Candy Wampler
Oct 25, 2019
Meggie Tran
1h 55m
Sep 14, 2019
Cris Taylor
Started from Tatum and made it to the peak just before 51 6.2mi — 2h 30m
Jan 6, 2019
Jay Fuentes
Dec 8, 2018
Granger Guy
This was a milestone for me - took me over a year to work up to it, but now it is easy. 11mi — 4h 47m
Nov 25, 2018
Mike Koerner
linked up with Trail 220. Max ascent 325ft. 2.1mi
Aug 19, 2018
Je-nn Je-nn
5:30-10:20
Mar 11, 2018
Je-nn Je-nn
11.1mi