Trail 25 has served as a connector between Lookout Mountain and the rest of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve for about 20 years. The existing Trail 25 alignment largely utilizes the golf cart path. Unfortunately, this shared use arrangement with golf carts, hikers, cyclists, etc. can cause conflicts.
In recent months, the City of Phoenix, with the assistance of Councilwoman Debra Stark, has met with stakeholders in the surrounding neighborhood to explore potential Trail 25 reroutes. After several on site and virtual meetings, a new proposed alignment has been identified.
With the new proposed alignment, the City and stakeholders seek to:
- Reduce potential conflicts by minimizing the trail's use of the golf cart path.
- Construct the trail as natural surface trail, to provide a more enjoyable, natural hiking experience for trail users, like the existing Preserve trails.
- Utilize existing trail easements where possible, reducing the need for new easements.
Please take a moment to
share your comments on the new proposed alignment.