Welcome to the 2017-2018 Hike Season

The PebbleCreek Hiking Club has been established to provide PebbleCreek residents with the opportunity to enjoy recreational hiking in an organized, safe and social environment.

Eight or more hikes are conducted each week for multiple levels of ability.

The least strenuous hikes are "D" level, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Additional hikes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are at "C" level; and Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at "B" level. See our Ratings page for full description of the various levels.

Membership dues are now $10.00 per member. Each member must submit a new registration form along with their dues payment. This is an annual requirement. Checks should be made payable to: PCHC.   Dues may be paid at the club's monthly meetings.  They also may be sent to:  Sandy Mednick, PCHC Treasurer, 2377 N. 165th Dr., Goodyear, AZ 85395

Completion of a walk and an orientation hike are required prior to becoming members.  See Introductory Hikes for more information.  Once completed, new members need to submit their registration form and dues.  For more information on the club's membership requirements, please contact Dana Thomas, PCHC President, at 907-590-4425

2017-2018 Hike Schedules

Monday "B"
Thursday B"
Friday "B"
Monday "C"
Wednesday "C"
Friday "C"
Saturday "C"
Tuesday "D"
Thursday "D"

March 2018 Hike Descriptions

Monday "B"
Thursday "B"
Friday "B"
Monday "C"
Wednesday "C"
Friday "C"
Saturday "C"
Tuesday "D"
Thursday "D"


Hiking Club Picnic - Thursday, April 19- 4 PM - Sunrise Park (Eagles Nest)
   Directions to Sunrise Park:
            Turn right at first stop sign inside Eagles Nest (Robson Circle South).
            Continue on Robson Circle South for about a mile.
            Sunrise Park is on left side of street just across from Earll Drive

What to Bring:

  1. Food item that you signed up for –  If you have not signed up please select
    Appetizer, Main Course or Dessert. Send selection to
    or to
  2. Serving utensil for your food item
  3. Drink – if you want something other than water
  4. Lawn chair
  5. Money to participate in 50/50 raffle
  6. Hiking items you want to sell
  7. Some of you have volunteered to bring ice, coolers, tables and shades (tents). Please bring these items 1 hour before picnic starts.

Prescott Overnight - March 27-28

Pete has planned an overnight hiking trip to Prescott for Tuesday-Wednesday 3/27-3/28. Hikes are planned for all three levels:

Day 1 -
B - - Constellation & Willow Lake (8+ miles/1700)
C+ - Willow Lake extended (7 miles/1400)
D - - Willow Lake (4-4.5 miles/500)

Day 2 -
B - - Granite Mountain (8.3 miles/1800)
C+ - Little Granite Mountain Loop (7.3 miles/1400)
D - - Short version of Granite Mountain (4+ miles/400)

The C & D hikes start from the same trailhead each day.  The Bs start from a different trailhead on day 1 - they do an extended version of the C hike, but the extension is in the beginning.  Day 2 they go from the same trailhead as the C & D hikes.

There are several hotels near the square in Prescott with prices in the $70-100 range.  These 3 have some rooms, but not lots of rooms so we might have to split up across a couple of hotels.  They are all rated very good or better.  I used

Hotel St Michael just off the square (an historical hotel dating back to 1901, so the rooms are small, but lots of history).  Full breakfast and free parking.  It's across the street from Genovese's - the Italian restaurant we ate at last year (which I recommend again this year).

Best Western Prescottonian - where we stayed last year.  free breakfast buffet and parking.  About 1.3 miles from the square.

Quality Inn - Free breakfast buffet and parking.  Also about 1.3 miles form the square (a couple of blocks from the Prescottonian).

FYI - I booked a room at the historical Hotel St Michael (about $88 with tax).

We'll discuss the trip at the meeting on Thursday, so bring your questions.

Pete Williams

New File Added Under "Additional Information" at lower right

Thie file contains a list of members and the number hikes they have made year-by-year for 2004 through 2016.(File from Pete as recently sent in an email from Dennis)

The 2016-2017 historical file is still listed there, as well as the current 2017-2018 file. USing all three files you can count your hikes from 2004 to date.

Revised Mandatory Item List for Hikes

Please review this revised list of the mandatory items to bring on all hikes.
It can also be found on the Documents page.  

Registration, Waiver, Documents
Please visit the Documents page for Club registration and waiver forms, our Standard Operating Procedures, and numerous other informative documments


Twilight Hike


Twilight Hike

White Tank Park

March 11

Photo: Lynn Warren

Road Runner

Road Runner Trail

Lake Pleasant


March 8

Photo: Doug Jamiolkowski

Seven Falls


Seven Falls

Sabino Canyon

Nadine Elder Hikes 1,000 Miles

March 8

Photo:Lynn Warren

Spring Picnic 2017
2017 Spring Picnic

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The PebbleCreek Hiking Club is a PCHOA approved organization


Next Meeting
Thursday - April 19 - 7 PM
Usually in the TF Ballroom

Follow Blue Links to SmugMug photos

March Hikes
Meet 6:45 Leave 7:00

Tuesday March 20 - "D"
4.8 miles 300 feet
Brethern North - SR JL / BL / GS / UT
Estrella Foothills

Tuesday March 20 - "D" - INTRO
4 miles 500 feet

Wednesday March 21 - "C"
6.4 miles, 500 feet
Rainbow Valley / Toothaker Loop
Estrella Mtn Park

Wednesday March 21 - "C/B"
Trail Maintenance Hike
White Tank Park

Thursday March 22 - "B+"
6 miles, 2000 feet
Picketpost Mountain

Thursday March 22 - "D"
4.8 to 5 miles, 470 feet
Spur Cross / Metate Trails / with DragonFly option
Spur Cross Rec. Area

Friday March 23 - "B-"
7.5 miles, 1825 feet
Granite Mtn Hotshots Memorial Trail

Friday March 23 - "C+"
5 miles, 1300 feet
West Wing Mountain Trail

Saturday March 24 - "C"
7 miles, 1000 feet
SOB / Lost Creek / Quartz Mine loop

Monday March 26 - "B"
8.1 miles, 800 feet
Mule Deer / Old Saddle / Bajada / Goat Camp Overlook / South / Mule Deer

Monday March 26 - "C"
7.3 miles, 550 feet
Library to Waterfall Trail
White Tanks

Tuesday March - "D"
5.1 miles, 300 feet
Granite Mountain North
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Wednesday March 28 - "C"
8 miles, 700 feet
Goldwater Lakes Loop

Thursday March 29 - "B"
10+ miles, 500 feet
Go John to Maricopa Trail
Cave Creek Rec. Area

Thursday March 29 - "D+"
5 miles, 6000 feet
Estrella Mtn Ranch

Friday March 30 - "B"
Mesquite Trail
White Tank Mtns

Friday March 30 - "C+"
6 miles, 600 feet
Brown Mountain Loop
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Saturday March 31 - "C"
7 miles, 1000 feet
Turnbuckle / Granite Falls / Chuckwalla
Skyline Park

Additional Information
Mileage Stats 2017-2018 Season
Download the file
Thru 03/11/18 Thanks to Diana Bedwell

Mileage Stats @ End of 2016-2017
Download the file

Member Hike Counts 2004-2016
Download the file

Club Meeting Minutes
Frequently Asked Questions
Hike Ratings
2017-2018 Group Photos
2016-2017 Group Photos
2015-2016 Group Photos
2014-2015 Group Photos
2013-2014 Group Photos
2012-2013 Group Photos
2011-2012 Group Photos
2010-2011 Group Photos
Club Officers, and
Hike Co-Ordinators
Additional Club Documents
Items needed for Orientation
Related Web Site Links

Hike Location Photos

The Club maintains an extensive photo collection of previous hikes at SmugMug, where you can check out all the Photo Galleries. (Password required, ask an officer)

The Monthly Hike Descriptions and the calendar listings often have a link to photos of that location.