Experience hiking in Phoenix - with Lunch!
The Half Day Hike and Eat in Phoenix gives you a new way to experience the beauty and excitement of hiking in Phoenix with an expert guide, with lunch at the trail head! On this hassle and worry free "guided hike," you'll have a safe, fun-filled and rewarding experience.
Your hike can take place on trails from one of the following major mountains: Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak, South Mountain or McDowell Mountain and others.
Whether for leisure or a physical challenge, hiking is an educational experience and an extremely popular activity in Phoenix aka the Valley of the Sun. On this tour, you'll learn about the many desert inhabitants such as cacti, other flora, animals and interesting rocks.
With sufficient notice we can assign a guide who speaks Spanish, German, or ASL (American Sign Language with or without an interpreter) for your convenience.
|Half Day Hike & Eat in Phoenix
||approx. 5 hours
7:00 am to 3:00 pm
-Hourly departures daily, weather permitting
To order this tour without lunch included, please order Half Day Hike in Phoenix.
||48 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Only if ordered, add-on roundtrip transportation includes hotel pick-up for the areas of Central Phoenix to Eastern Valley of the Sun. Teen rate applies to ages 13 to 17. Children under 13 are FREE, with the purchase of an adult ticket. You must provide all necessary lunch choices on the Order Form. Please reserve online or call 800-303-5185 for reservations or more information.
There is a $5.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order.
There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.
There are no refunds. All sales are final.
Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.
Hike & Eat rates include:
- Bottled water with/without electrolyte refreshments
- Variety of snacks
- Use of our backpack upon request
- Great "desert" trivia games
- Enjoy, experience the beauty & excitement of hiking in Phoenix with an expert guide
- Take home a complimentary souvenir cap
Lunch Menu Choices
You will be asked on the Order Form to make the necessary lunch selections. The information here will be necessary for you to make those choices.
DELUXE LUNCH OR EXECUTIVE LUNCH? SANDWICH OR SALAD?
You will be provided four basic choices:
DELUXE LUNCH - SALAD
~ Choice of Salad from selections noted below served with a fresh baked cookie
DELUXE LUNCH - SANDWICH
~ Choice of Sandwich from the selections noted below served with choice of pasta salad, potato salad, or frog eye salad - or potato chips, dill pickle, lettuce, tomato and a sweet treat
EXECUTIVE LUNCH - SALAD
~ Choice of Salad from selections noted below served with cheesecake
EXECUTIVE LUNCH - SANDWICH
~ Choice of Sandwich from the selections noted below served with fresh cut veggies, vegetable dip and cheesecake
~ Albacore Tuna - The best fancy white albacore tuna (dolphin-friendly, of course) with Swiss cheese, on fresh baked sourdough bread
~ BLT (Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato) - Lean bacon next to garden fresh tomatoes and crisp green leaf lettuce - pile it between fresh sourdough bread - you'll love it!
~ BLT Deluxe - The incredible BLT made even better with Swiss cheese, avocado and sprouts on honey wheat bread
~ Baked Ham - Sugar-cured Virginia baked ham and Swiss cheese on sourdough bread
~ Breast of Turkey - Oven roasted tender white turkey breast, piled high on fresh baked honey wheat bread
~ Cashew Chicken Sandwich - Tender chunks of chicken breast blended with cashews and sweet celery, seasoned to perfection, served on fresh baked sourdough bread
~ Club - Oven-roasted turkey breast and Virginia baked ham topped with bacon, cheddar & provalone cheese on honey wheat bread
~ Curry Chicken Sandwich - A delightful blend of sweet and savory spices with a hint of mild curry, mixed with fruit and tender chicken breast, served on fresh baked sourdough bread~ Egg Salad - A great combination of egg salad, Swiss cheese and sliced avocado, served on fresh baked sourdough bread
~ Hiker's Favorite - Roast beef, sliced turkey, ham and Swiss cheese loaded up on freshly baked 13-grain bread
~ Pastrami & Swiss - Sliced pastrami and Swiss cheese on 13-grain bread - a world-renowned deli taste!
~ Roast Beef Deluxe - Lean top round of beef, provalone and cheddar cheese, piled high on fresh baked 13-grain bread
~ Turkey Avocado - Oven-roasted turkey breast, sliced avocado, sprouts and Swiss cheese on fresh baked honey wheat bread
~ Vegetarian - Sliced mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, green pepper and sprouts with provalone and cheddar cheese on honey wheat bread
~ Apple Walnut Salad - Sliced apples, candied walnuts, crumbled bacon and mozzarella cheese on a crisp bed of salad greens, served with poppy seed dressing
~ Caesar Salad - Garden fresh tomatoes and cucumbers next to grated parmesan cheese and sliced egg, all piled up on a crisp bed of Romaine lettuce and served with creamy Caesar dressing on the side - OPTION: add grilled chicken
~ Cashew Chicken Salad - Assorted greens mixed with fresh vegetables and topped with cashew chicken salad - choice of salad dressings
~ Chef's Salad a la Sonora - Julienne strips of turkey and ham, sliced egg, jack and cheddar cheese, tomatoes and cucumbers on crisp salad greens - choice of salad dressings
~ Cobb Salad - Chunks of chicken, bacon, olives, tomatoes, sliced egg, jack and cheddar cheese on top of salad greens - choice of salad dressings
~ Curry Chicken Salad - Assorted greens with fresh vegetables, topped with curry chicken salad - choice of salad dressings
~ Frog Eye Salad - light and fruity treat with a custard base and non-dairy whpped cream - includes mandarin oranges, pineapple and acini de peppe pasta balls - no salad dressing
~ Fruit & Yogurt - Luscious ripe fruit on a bed of lettuce, complimented by a tart fresh yogurt - choice of salad dressings
~ Mandarin Chicken Salad - Tender sliced chicken breast, mandarin oranges and slivered almonds on top of fresh salad greens and served with sesame ginger dressing on the side
~ Sliced Chicken - A delicious combination of fresh, crisp salad greens, vegetables and chicken breast - choice of salad dressings
~ Southwestern Salad - Exciting combination of mixed greens, tomatoes, black olives, onioni and shredded cheese served with homemade salsa and tortilla chips - OPTION: add grilled chicken - choice of salad dressings
~ Tossed Green Salad - Crisp lettuce mixed with red cabbage, grated carrots and fresh vegetables - choice of salad dressings
~ Tuna Salad - The finest fresh white tuna makes this the catch of the day - choice of salad dressings
~ Veg Out! - An array of crisp cut garden veggies with Ranch Dip
SALAD DRESSING CHOICES
(these options are available where a specific salad dressing is not noted for a salad item)
~ Bleu Cheese
~ Fat-Free Raspberry Vinaigrette
~ Honey Mustard
~ Lite Italian
~ Lite Ranch
~ Thousand Island
How do I get to the trailhead on the day of the hike?
When you reserve your hike, you can elect to be picked up or get to the trail by yourself. Without transportation, it is your responsibility to be at the trailhead before the time specified on your confirmation. Please keep in mind due to the very early hour that our morning hike day begins, your hike guide may not be available via e-mail or telephone.
What do snacks include?
A variety of fruits, such as apple and banana; veggies like mini carrots and celery with sour cream; dried fruits, like raisins.
Is there something I should know prior to starting my hike?
Yes. You will be asked to read and sign a Liability/Waiver Agreement and Desert Safety tips/Trail Etiquette form prior to starting the hiking tour. Always follow your leader. Stay on the trail at all times. It's the law!
Is this tour insured?
Yes, it is fully insured. For your safety, all guides are certified in first aid and CPR.
What to wear/bring?
Light, bright colored clothing, long sleeves and your favorite wide brim cap/hat are recommended for hikers with fair skin and appropriate hiking shoes/boots. Please bring your favorite sunscreen. Finally, bring your camera!
What if I'm late for my scheduled hike time (departure from the trailhead)? What happens?
Please be punctual, tours leave on time. Each person in your hike group depends upon everyone else to be there at the specified time.
It is 115 degrees outside in July! Do we still hike in this hot weather?
During the long, hot summer days, guided hikes may be limited due to the extreme high desert heat.
Why is it extremely important to drink more water in Phoenix than elsewhere?
No one wants to run out of cold drinking water or lose his/her way in the middle of the Southwest Sonoran Desert. Communing with nature in these often harsh conditions requires that you drink plenty of fluids. You must keep yourself properly hydrated. Remember that by the time you feel thirsty, you may already be dehydrated. It has been reported that a person can lose fluids in the Arizona heat at a rate equal to two soda cans an hour! The famous dry heat can really dry you out. Your guide will make certain that you take in plenty of refreshing fluids before, during and after hiking.
~ Hikes are canceled if morning temperature exceeds 105 degrees or weather prediction.
~ You will be asked to read and sign a Liability/Waiver Agreement and Desert Safety tips/Trail Etiquette form prior to the hiking tour.
Tour does not operate January 1, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, 25 & 31.
48 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Only if ordered, add-on roundtrip transportation includes hotel pick-up for the areas of Central Phoenix to Eastern Valley of the Sun. Teen rate applies to ages 13 to 17. Children under 13 are FREE, with the purchase of an adult ticket. You must provide all necessary lunch choices on the Order Form. Please reserve online or call 800-303-5185 for reservations or more information.