Welcome to the 2018-2019 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.

B hikes are held on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays

C hikes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday and Saturdays

D hikes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays

See the Hike Ratings page for explanation of the different levels.

September-October 2018 Hike Descriptions

Monday "B"
Thursday "B"
Friday "B"
Monday "C"
Wedn. "C"
Friday "C"
Saturday "C"
Tuesday "D"
Thursday "D"

November 2018 Hike Descriptions

Monday "B"
Thursday "B"
Friday "B"
Monday "C"
Wedn. "C"
Friday "C"
Saturday "C"
Tuesday "D"
Thursday "D"

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:  Dennis Zigmunt, PCHC Treasurer, 16074 W. Roanoke Ave., 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

To view or download the current season mileage stats, see the "Addtional Information" area at the lower right.

Palm Springs Trip - November 16, 2018

Back by popular demand, the PC Hiking Club is offering a four-day trip to Palm Desert/Palm Springs, California, on November 13-16, 2018.  Members who participated in the Club trips there in 2013 and 2014 will tell you that it is a wonderful area to hike.  Hikes will be planned for Nov 14-16th that will leave the hotel first thing in the morning.  For the non-hikers, there are lots of interesting things to see and do.  

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Vicki Carter at

Awards Patches 

Patches Awards patches for achievement of hundreds of hikes or thousands of miles are available for purchase by ordering them at Hiking Club meetings. If you can’t attend a meeting and want to order a patch, contact Dennis Zigmunt, 623-237-1077, or

Please choose one of the top two patches, either Boots or Club Logo design, and Large (3 1/2”), or Small (2 3/4”) size. Call or email Dennis with your selection. If you want one of the other patches, call Dennis to discuss.

Orders will be placed for embroidery after the meeting, and should be available in a week or two. Payment to be made on pick up of the patches.

Recent Document Updates

Please review thes revised list of the Mandatory Items to bring on all hikes.

The Introductory Hikes document was updated, September 12, 2018

These 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


Peralta Trail

Peralta Trail


October 8

Photo: Lynn Warren

McDowell Sonoran crested cactus

Crested cactus "Michelin Man II"

McDewell Sonoran Preserve

October 4

Photo: Lynn Warren

Verrado Intro Hike

First Intro hike for 2018-2019


Sept 25

Photo: Doug Jamiolkowski

Estrall Mtn Park

Quail and Rainbow Trails


Estrella Mtn Regional Park


Sept 24

Photo:Dave Wolf

Spring Picnic 2017
2017 Spring Picnic

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Next Meeting
Thursday - November 8 - 7 PM
Usually at Tuscany Falls Ballroom

October Hikes
Meet at 6:30, Leave at 6:45

Follow Blue Links to SmugMug photos

Monday October 22 - "B"
11.6 miles, 1200 feet
Skyline Segment
Black Canyon I-17 Exit

Monday October 22 - "C"
8 miles, 1000 feet
BCT - Copper Mtn Segment
Black Canyon

Tuesday October 23- "D"
3.7 miles, 430 feet
BCT - Skyline Segment
Rock Springs I-17 Ecit 242

Wednesday October 24 - "C"
6 miles, 900 feet
Spring Valley Trail
Lake Pleasant - Hell's Cyn Wilderness

Thursday October 25 - "B"
10 miles, 1500 feet
Pyrite Trail
Skyline Park

Thursday October 25 - "D"
4 miles, 400 feet
FINS North
Estrella Mountains

Friday October 26 - "B"
11 miles, 800 Feet
Dogbone Trails - Batman Loop


Friday October 26 - "C"
7 miles, 600 feet - NEW HIKE
Dog Bone East Loop

Saturday October 27 - "C"
7.3 miles, 550 feet
Library to Waterfall Trail
White Tanks

Monday October 29 - "B"
9.1 miles, 1570 feet
Verrado West Loop

Monday October 29 - "C"
7.5 miles, 1000 feet
Verrado Deadhead Pass Loop
White Tank Mountains

Tuesday October 30 - "D"
3.5 miles, 500 feet
Competitive Track to Grandpa Saguaro
Estrella Mountains

Wednesday October 31 - "C/B"
7 to 9 miles, 900 to 1300 feet
Hackamore TH Loop
Goldfield Mountains

November Hikes
Meet at 7:00, Leave at 7:15
Tuesday D: 6:45, 7:00

Thursday November 1 - "B"
10-12 miles
Blue Wash
Near Cave Creek

Thursday November 1 - "D"
4.1 miles, 450 feet - NEW HIKE
Pirate Cove / Giddy Up /
What's Up / Coyote Trails

Estrella Mountains

Friday November 2 - "B"
10 miles, 1500 Feet
Ocotillo / Ridgeback / Sidewinder loop

Phoenix Sonoran Preserve North

Friday November 2 - "C+"
5+ miles, 1230 feet
Sunrise Mountain Trail

Saturday November 3 -"C"
5.8 miles, 1000 feet
Quartz Mine / Tortuga Trails
Skyline Reg. Park

Monday November 5 - "B"
7.5 miles, 800 feet
Joshua Tree North
Highway 93

Monday November 5 - "C"
7 miles, 1000 feet
Watson Lake Loop Trail

Tuesday November 6 - "D"
4.5 miles, 350 feet
Death Wish / Bird / Mudd Birrd / Minors / Roller Coaster / Turtle Rock
Dog Bone Wilderness

Wednesday November 7 - "C/C+"
6.5 to 8.4 miles, 600 to 800 feet
Cathedral Rock / Balanced Rock loop
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Thursday November 8 - "B"
9.5 miles, 800-1300 feet
Chuckwagon & Devil's Bridge

Thursday November 8 - "D"
3.6 miles, 250 feet - NEW HIKE
Se Water and Wildlife and Color
Hassayampa River Preserve

Friday November 9 - "B"
9.5 miles, 1500 Feet
Hawes Trails loop

Usery Mtn Park - Granite Reef

Friday November 9 - "C"
7.5 miles, 600 feet
BCT: Government Springs South
I-17 Exit 248

Saturday November 10 -"C"
7 miles, 710 feet - NEW HIKE
Queen Anne's Revenge loop &
SR / PA / QAR / GR / SU / JL / SR

Estrella Mtns / Estrella Foothills

Monday November 12 - "B"
9 miles, 1860 feet
Bajada / National / Alta loop
South Mountain

Monday November 12 - "C"
7 miles, 1200 feet -NEW HIKE
Dreamy Draw Loop 2, Wash
Phoenix Mountain Preserve

Tuesday November 13 - "D"
4+ miles, 350 feet
Overnight Hikes
Palm Springs CA

Wednesday November 14 - "C"
7 to 9 miles, 900 to 1300 feet
Hackamore TH Loop
Goldfield Mountains

Thursday November 15 - "B"
10 miles
Verrado into Skyline Park

Thursday November 15 - "D"
4 miles, 400 feet
Rainbow / Dysart / Toothaker
Estrella Mountains

Friday November 16 - "B"
Overnight Trip
Palm Springs CA

Friday November 16 - "C"
7 miles, 600 feet
Dog Bone East Loop

Saturday November 17 -"C"
7.6 miles, 770 feet
Toothaker / Coldwater Trails
Estrella Mountains

Monday November 19 - "B-"
8.9 miles, 860 feet
Dead Horse Ranch

Monday November 19 - "C"
6.1 miles, 810 feet
SR / PA / RR / GR / SU / BJ / JL / SR
Estrella Foothills Park

Tuesday November 20 - "D+"
5.3 miles, 500 feet
Petroglyphs / South of Border loop

Wednesday November 21 - "C+"
7 to 9 miles, 900 to 1300 feet
Overton / Go John / Quartz
Cave Creek Rec. Area

Thursday November 22 - "B"

Thursday November 22 - "D"
Thanksgiving Day

Friday November 23 - "B"
9.5 miles, 1300 Feet
Broadway Cave, Monument Canyon


Friday November 23 - "C+/B"
7-10 miles, 100-1400 feet -NEW HIKE
Broadway Cave + Jacob's Crosscut

Saturday November 24 -"C"
Thanksgiving weekend

Monday November 26 - "B"
12 miles, 500 feet
Burro Flats Loop
Hell's Canyon WIlderness

Monday November 26 - "C"
6.8 miles, 960 feet
Pipeline Canyon + Yavapai Point
Lake Pleasant Park

Tuesday November 27 - "D+"
5.3 miles, 550 feet
Sidewinder / Ocotillo loop
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve

Wednesday November 28 - "C+"
6.7-7.3 miles 1200-1350 feet NEW HIKE
Turnbuckle / Granite Falls /
Chuckwalla / Pyrite Loop

Skyline Reg. Park

Thursday November 29 - "B+"
6 miles, 2550 feet
Quartz Peak
Estrella Mountains

Thursday November 29 - "D"
4.1 miles, 560 feet
Deems Hill Loop
Deems Hill Rec Area

Friday November 30 - "B"
9.7 miles, 1800 Feet
Hackamore Trailhead loop

Goldfield Mountains

Friday November 30 - "C"
7.6 miles, 900 feet
Butterfield / Gadsden loop
Estrella Mountains

Additional Information
Y-T-D Mileage Stats Current Season
Download the file
Thru 10/13/18 Thanks to Diana Bedwell
Final Mileage Stats 2017-2018 Season
Download the file

Club Meeting Minutes
Introductory Hikes
Frequently Asked Questions
Hike Ratings
2018-2019 Group Photos
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
(Downloads a PDF file)
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.