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Circumference Trail - Deem Hills

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The Circumference Trail at Deem Hills is the longest trail in the park. The Deem Hills Circumference trail at 5.73 miles traverses the entire recreation area and commands excellent views of the Phoenix area, the Hedgepeth Hills to the south, and the Hieroglyphic and Bradshaw Mountains to the north.  It also connects the trailhead parking lots at 39th Ave. and Pinnacle Vista and Deem Hills Community Park to the west.

Once on the circumference trail, you’ll find easy access to the Ridgeline trail which runs 1.45 miles and is the highest trail in elevation in the system.  It has excellent views to the north and west including of Ludden Mountain.

Restrooms are located near the parking area. The trailhead is at the southeast corner of the southernmost soccer field.

At a Glance

Open Season: Year 'round Sunrise to Sunset
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Phoenix
Operated By:

City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department

Park Ranger Office: 602-495-6939

General Information

Latitude: 33.728402

Longitude: -112.166440

Length: 5.73 miles

Elevation: 1506' at the western trailhead


Location: From 51st avenue and Happy Valley, turn north on 51st avenue and drive 0.6 miles to W. Deem Hills Parkway. Turn right on Deem hills Parkway and drive 0.5 miles to N. Deem Hills Parkway. Turn right on N. Deem Hills Parkway to the parking area on the left.

Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

Rating: Moderate



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