City of Phoenix Natural Resources Division North Area Park Preserve Supervisor Claire Miller, working with representatives of Pointe Mountainside HOA, Hillcrest IX HOA, PMPC, SOMF and Lookout Mountain Golf Course, continues the City of Phoenix’s goal to re-establish Trail 25 that connects the North Mountain Preserve south of Thunderbird to Lookout Mountain north of Thunderbird. Supervisor Miller and North Area Park Preserve Manager, Josh Parnell have flagged the original trail with yellow ribbons, and has flagged the proposed realignment with green ribbons.
The main goals are to realign the trail in dedicated Multi-use Trail Easements or as close as possible to them and to route the trail away from the golf cart path and back onto natural surface areas. The excitement of the new alignment is that by routing the trail away from the cart path and through natural areas, hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers will be closer to the desert environment and will be able to enjoy some really stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Trail creation and realignment is a multi-step, multi-year process involving various city departments and community stakeholder groups and the public. Stay tuned for future updates!