Everyone is Welcome to Join Us on our Weekly Hikes
Welcome to the 2017/18 Season -- First Meeting of the Season: Monday, Oct 30 Portals II!! We will have waivers available for all to sign Please remember we request a $5:00 donation from all hikers. As most of you know, we use this money for many purposes such as, reimbursements for vehicle park passes required at some State Parks, Tonto National Park passes when required, end of season gifts, etc. ...
Monday at 9:45 a.m., Portals II. Meeting follows the resort’s general Monday morning meeting/coffee hour. Plans are made for upcoming hikes.
Scheduled for most Wednesdays and Fridays. Meet in front of Guest Services at 7:45 a.m. depart at 8:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
- Registration is on the morning of the hike with the leader in the parking lot in front Guest Services. Be sure to sign OUT on the log sheet at end of the hike. Details of the week’s hikes are posted on clipboards in the activity room wall/Portals I and in the CVHC email.
- Car-pooling is encouraged, usually $3-5 per person to the driver. If high clearance vehicles are needed, it will be noted at the meeting, on the information clipboard and in the club email.
- CVHC has FRS/GMRS radios and a basic first aid kit for each and every hike. You can bring your own if you like.
Membership with the CV Hikers Group is free
- A liability release is required for participation on the hikes
- Organizers and coordinators for CVHC and the weekly hikes are volunteers and accept NO liability for the wellbeing of participants.
NEW - List of Club Hikes - NEW
Courtesy of Terry Owen. This list is maintained by the CV and The Views Community Hiking Club and is updated regularly.
Hiking Notes courtesy of Terry Owen
Click on the links below to view detailed descriptions of some of the favorite hikes in the area.
These well written & detailed notes include directions to the trail head, trail map(s), elevations, facilities available and pictures & descriptions of the trail. Click on any map "PIN" to identify the hike location.
- Arizona Trail South of Kelvin
- Arnett Canyon South of Superior (Formerly Arnett Creek)
- Barnhardt Canyon
- Bluff Springs Loop
- Boulder Canyon
- Deer Creek Trail
- Fremont Pass
- Gila River/Arizona Trail Near Ray Copper Mine
- Hieroglyphic Trail
- Kelvin AZ Trail Flower Hike
- La Barge Canyon
- Lost Goldmine Trail <<< NEW
- Massacre Trail
- McKellips Trail & Meridian Trail Head
- Pass Mountain - Meridian Trail Head
- Rogers Trough (Ancestral Sonoran Peoples Ruins)
- Silly Mountain
- Siphon Draw
- Tony's Canyon
- Tonto National Monument
- Walnut Canyon - White Canyon Trail
- Willow Springs Trail
- Wishbone Junction & Willow Springs Goldfield
- Whitford Canyon
National Geographic QUAD Maps -Download here
Hints to help you enjoy our hikes and be safe
Water – Pack water. More than you'll think you'll need. Starbucks doesn’t count, so if you’re trying to climb Piestewa Peak with your latte in hand, reconsider. Chances are good that you’ll feel the slog of dehydration before you’re halfway up.
Footwear Shoes matter. Vans, Toms and flip-flops may be fashionable, but they’re not built for the trail. Your soles and ankles will thank you if you spring for a good pair of trail runners or hiking boots (Strongly Recommended).
Clothing - Be aware of the weather and - Be aware of the weather and elevation changes. For every 1000 feet in elevation, the temperature will drop 3.5 F (1.95 C). Dress in layers.
Carry I.D. or personal medical info in a zip-lock bag. In case of an emergenc in a zip-lock bag. In case of an emergency, call 911. They will contact Search & Rescue.
Keeping Pace - If you move at a slower pace, don’t fret. Enjoy the hike and the views. But try to stay to the right side of the trail. That way, faster climbers can maneuver past you. If you feel the breath of another hiker on your neck when the trail is narrow, just move to the side as soon as it’s safe. If you’re a neck breather, chill out, OK? Trailgating is not cool. Count to five and look for a place to safely pass. Then use the manners your mama taught you and say “hello” and “thank you.”
Please consider bringing the following on each hike: um">Hiking Poles or Walking Stick
For safe & successful hiking trips, Search & Rescue also recommends:
- First aid kit
- Cell phone
- Any medication you might need for the next 24 hrs.
- A foil blanket (about $1.00 @ Walmart)
What to do when.......
- You are going to hike on State Land and need to apply for a mandatory permit
You can now apply on-line
- You run across a snake while hiking!
- You find an abandoned Vehicle while hiking
Looking for a great way to Stay in Touch with other Hikers?
Try the CV Forum. It is secure and easy to use.