Lost Arrow Trail (Phoenix, AZ) Now Complete

Jay riding Lost Arrow

Since Sharon and I are staying in Phoenix for a little while, I took the time to contact Paul Paonessa, a city of Phoenix park ranger and friend.  I have known Paul for many years; he was my mentor for my Eagle Scout project.  Paul gave me the low down on some trail work happening very nearby in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.  What a fun new trail segment!  Paul is very skilled at trail layout and design so it’s always great to learn more from the master.

Dan riding Lost Arrow

There is a small and dedicated team of volunteers who did the bulk of the work on this segment. I was able to quickly join their ranks and help bust out some trail.  The trail is called Lost Arrow because the original 1970’s master plan called for an archery range in the area, which never happened.

The trail twists and turns a lot, following the contours quite well with only one switch back in the segment. The segment is a little over a mile.  It has a couple wash crossings with one including some rock armoring.  I am looking forward to riding on the new trail again now that some much needed rain has had a chance to soak it.  This should make the trail tread much harder and make for some faster riding.

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