Updated: Oct 31, 2018
Two Bit Peak trail is located within the Phoenix Mountain Preserve - 40th street. This trail is 1.9 miles in and out trail with an elevation gain of 863 feet. The trail is rated as medium hard
Directions - From Fountain Hills head west on Shea Blvd for 25 miles until you reach 40th St. Turn left on 40th St. for 1 mile until it dead ends into the trail parking lot.
About the Hike:
One of my favorite things about this hike is that it is dog friendly. This hike is great for a quick workout and keeping in shape; however, other than the views from the top it's really very non-descriptive.
I did this hike at the end of March 2018 after taking a hiatus for fouryears since moving to Fountain Hills. I did get up early and headed out at 6:30 am hoping to catch a nice view of the Full 'Blue' Moon. It's called a blue moon because it is the second full moon in the month of March.
The trail is relatively smooth and flat for about .25 miles and then turns rocky as you begin climbing upward towards the two-bit trail marker. From the marker you'll go through multiple switch-backs until you reach the saddle.
The saddle is a great place to rest and catch your breath before your final push to the top of Two-bit Peak. Although a short descent it is straight upward to the top.
From either the top of the peak or the saddle you do have wonderful panorama views of both the east and west valley.
You can also zoom in with a camera and capture a close up view of Camelback Mountain.