Moon Take a Hike Phoenix
Hikes within Two Hours of the City
By Lilia Menconi
First Edition, December 2013
Price: $16.99 USD
The Sonoran Desert draws visitors from far and wide to walk among the iconic Saguaro cacti, craggy boulders, and spiky plant life that can be found nowhere else. Phoenician Lilia Menconi grew up on these trails, and in Moon Take a Hike Phoenix, she shows you the best hikes in and around the city—all within two hours of Phoenix. With details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead, Menconi has all the bases covered. Suggested lists of hikes include:
- Best Historical Hikes
- Best Summit Views
- Best Hikes for Solitude
- Best Kid-Friendly Hikes
- Best Butt-Kickers
- Best Hikes for Wildflower Season
- Best Hikes Near Water
- Best Hikes for Wheelchair Access
Let Menconi show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikers. Each hike profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail. From South Mountain Park with its many petroglyphs to the white granite rock formations of White Tank Mountain Regional Park, your trip begins with Moon Take a Hike Phoenix.
Lilia Menconi is a Phoenix gal through and through. She was born and raised in Phoenix with the famous Camelback Mountain visible from her backyard and school playground. While she enjoyed the occasional day hike with her family during her childhood, she truly fell in love with the city’s dusty trails as an adult.
Lilia is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in local publications, including Phoenix New Times, Arizona Republic, and Generation Health AZ, and on the blog The Broke-Ass Bride. She loves her day job as a communications coordinator and feels lucky to accept additional work as a freelance writer and blogger. She happily lives and works in Phoenix with her husband (who hiked almost every trail in this book with her) and two adorable cats.