North Mountain & Shaw Butte​

​Maricopa Trailhead
10600 N. 7th St.

Mountain View II Park
9901 N. 7th Ave.

North Mountain Park
10608 N. 7th St.

North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.

Shaw Butte Trailhead
12800 N. Central Ave.

Parking/Entrance Hours
5 a.m. to 9 p.m.*

*Extended summer hours in effect August 5 through September 30, 2017

Trail Hours:
5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

​Contact Information:

Ranger Office: 602-262-7901
Natural Resources Office
(Business Hours Only):  602-495-5458

Contact Natural Resource staff regarding resource management at desert preserves or call 602-261-8318



At 2,104 feet and 2,149 feet in elevation, respectively, North Mountain and Shaw Butte are landmark Phoenix peaks in their own right. This area offers summit climbs and an array of trails of all levels of difficulty.

North Mountain/Shaw Butte Important Notices:

Extended Summer Hours:

Parking/Entrance extended summer hours in effect August 5 through September 30, 2017

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Review "Take a Hike. Do it Right." 
guidelines before visiting the trail. 

The symbol to the right of each trail name represents the difficulty rating.

Trail rating guide

*Add an additional level of difficulty when the temperature is in the triple digits. 

Additional Information and History:

Around the turn of the century, the North Mountain area served as a campground for Phoenix Indian School’s pupils and their families. There are a number of closed mining shafts and pits, evidence of the history of copper mining in Arizona.

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