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Hike Shaw Butte
March 17 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Join us for a moderate morning hike at Shaw Butte. We will start at the North Mountain Visitors Center and take the trail into the preserve. This will be an ‘out and back’ hike as we’re going counterclockwise up the hill and down the way we came. It ain’t sexy, but it’s a good butt-kicker!
The beginning is flat which allows for a warm up, but then the majority of the trail is hiking up a rough, but still functioning service road. We will reach the towers at the top and be rewarded with some gorgeous views of the city and beyond. Then we’ll go back the way we came.
Bring at least 2 liters of water, hat, snacks and poles if you use them. I find them to be particularly helpful on the downhill portion.
This hike is rated moderate due to elevation and loose gravel & rocks.
DISTANCE: approximately 4.5 miles
ELEVATION Gain: just under 800 feet
DURATION: 2 hours – ish
You are solely responsible for your own personal safety and well being. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions as if you were hiking alone.