Welcome to the 2018 Summer Hike Season

The PebbleCreek Hiking Club has been established to provide PebbleCreek residents with the opportunity to enjoy recreational hiking in an organized, safe and social environment.

Two B/C+ hikes are held each week in the summer, on Mondays and Thursdays

    Download the July B/C hike schedule:     Word format     PDF format

Two D/C hikes are held each week in the summer, on Tuedays and Thursdays

    Download the July D/C hike schedule:     Word format     PDF format


Membership dues are now $10.00 per member. Each member must submit a new registration form along with their dues payment. This is an annual requirement. Checks should be made payable to: PCHC.   Dues may be paid at the club's monthly meetings.  They also may be sent to:  Dennis Zigmunt, PCHC Treasurer, 16074 W. Roanoke Ave., Goodyear, AZ 85395

Completion of a walk and an orientation hike are required prior to becoming members.  See Introductory Hikes for more information.  Once completed, new members need to submit their registration form and dues.  For more information on the club's membership requirements, please contact Dana Thomas, PCHC President, at 907-590-4425


Grand Canyon Backpack Trip - August

The dates for the Grand Canyon Backpacking trip in August have been established. Leave PebbleCreek on August 18th and return on August 23rd.

   Day 1 will be a little over 9 miles
   Day 2 & 3 will be around 10 miles
   Day 4 & 5 will be about 4.5 miles

There are only six slots available, so let Bill Halte know as soon as possible if you want to participate in this trip.

Palm Springs Trip - November 16, 2018 - Spots still availabe as of June 28

Back by popular demand, the PC Hiking Club is offering a four-day trip to Palm Desert/Palm Springs, California, on November 13-16, 2018.  Members who participated in the Club trips there in 2013 and 2014 will tell you that it is a wonderful area to hike.  Hikes will be planned for Nov 14-16th that will leave the hotel first thing in the morning.  For the non-hikers, there are lots of interesting things to see and do.  

Vicki Carter will be coordinating the trip (Thank you Vicki!).  Please let her know at to sign up for this trip, whether you are a D, C, C+, B hiker or non-hiker and your willingness to help with coordinating hikes, with the social gatherings or the non-hiking activities.

Club requirements for the Fall trip are a total of 10 hikes at the level you intend to hike from the beginning of the 2017-2018 hiking season but three of these hikes must be in the month (extended to October 8th for this trip) immediately prior to trip departure.

The accommodation has been arranged with Homewood Suites in La Quinta, CA (close to Palm Desert).  Club members were very pleased with this hotel when we stayed there in 2014 and it has since been renovated. A studio room with one king bed is $109/night and a one-bedroom suite with two queen beds is $129.  Taxes of 14.2% are extra.  The same special rate will apply for our group 3 days prior and 3 days after November 13-16 if anyone wishes to extend their stay.  You can make reservations by calling Homewood Suites in La Quinta directly at 760-391-4600 and providing the Pebblecreek Hiking Club code PEB.

The hotel suites are spacious and include a kitchen and a pull-out sofa bed in the living area in addition to a king bed or queen beds (one-bedroom suite only).  Parking and high-speed wifi are free..  As a perk, the hotel offers a complimentary evening social in addition to a hot breakfast.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Vicki Carter at

Awards Patches 

Patches Awards patches for achievement of hundreds of hikes or thousands of miles are available for purchase by ordering them at Hiking Club meetings. If you can’t attend a meeting and want to order a patch, contact Dennis Zigmunt, 623-237-1077, or

Please choose one of the top two patches, either Boots or Club Logo design, and Large (3 1/2”), or Small (2 3/4”) size. Call or email Dennis with your selection. If you want one of the other patches, call Dennis to discuss.

Orders will be placed for embroidery after the meeting, and should be available in a week or two. Payment to be made on pick up of the patches.

New File Added Under "Additional Information" at lower right

Thie file contains a list of members and the number hikes they have made year-by-year for 2004 through 2016.(File from Pete as recently sent in an email from Dennis)

The 2016-2017 historical file is still listed there, as well as the current 2017-2018 file. USing all three files you can count your hikes from 2004 to date.

Revised Mandatory Item List for Hikes

Please review this revised list of the mandatory items to bring on all hikes.
It can also be found on the Documents page.  

Registration, Waiver, Documents
Please visit the Documents page for Club registration and waiver forms, our Standard Operating Procedures, and numerous other informative documments


Pete Hikes 9,000 miles


Dry Creek

Pete Williams Hikes 9,000 Miles


May 31

Photo: Lynn Warren

Wave Cave


Wave Cave


May 28

Photo: Lynn Warren

Lake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant


May 22

Photo: Wayne Wills

Estrella Foothills


Estrella Foothills




May 14


Spring Picnic 2017
2017 Spring Picnic

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Next Meeting
Thursday - September 20 - 7 PM
Usually TF Ballroom

Monday July 2 - "C+"
8 miles, 900feet - Exploratory
Trails from Pima TH
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Tuesday July 3 - "D+"
4 miles, 500 feet
Ford Canyon view
White Tank Park

Thursday July 5 - "B"
8+ miles, 1000+ feet - Exploratory
Queen Anne's Revenge, others
Estrella Foothills Park

Thursday July 5 - "D+/C"
4.6 miles, 800 feet
Union Hills Loop
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve

Monday July 9 - "B"
8+ miles, 1200 feet
Mt Francis segement 4

Tuesday July 10 - "C"
5 miles, 600 feet
Circumference Trail
Deem Hill Recr. Area

Thursday July 12 - "B"
8+ miles, 1000+ feet - Exploratory
South of Boulders Off-Road area
Highway 74 Mile Marker 14

Thursday July 12 - "D"
5.6 miles, 800 feet
Wild Burro / Pipeline Canyon
Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Monday July 16 - "B"
8+ miles, 1000+ feet - Exploratory
Broadway Cave / Jacob's Crosscut

Tuesday July 17 - "D+"
5 miles, 500 feet
Trail in the Northeast corner of Park
Estrella Foothills Park

Thursday July 19 - "B"
8+ miles, 1000 feet
Lake Pleasant Northwest #2
Lake Pleasant Park

Thursday July 19 - "D+"
4.4 miles, 400 feet
Toothaker / Baseline / Rainbow
Estrella Mtn Regional Park

Monday July 23 - "B"
8 to 9 miles, 1000+ feet
Sycamore Spring
Highway 93 Mile Marker 155

Tuesday July 24 - "C"
5.6 miles, 700 feet
South / Goat Camp / Bajada / Mule Deer
White Tank Park

Thursday July 26 - "C+"
5.6 miles, 700+ feet
Cockscomb / Aerie / Doe Mtn

Thursday July 26 - "C+"
6.8 miles, 900 feet
Cockscomb / Aerie / Doe Mtn

Monday July 30 - "B"
8+ miles, 1000+ feet - Exploratory
Maricopa Trail from Bronco TH
Cave Creek

Tuesday July 31 - "D+"
5 miles, 500 feet
Trail in the Northwest corner of Park
Estrella Foothills Park

Additional Information
Mileage Stats 2017-2018 Season
Download the file
Thru 03/11/18 Thanks to Diana Bedwell

Mileage Stats @ End of 2016-2017
Download the file

Member Hike Counts 2004-2016
Download the file

Club Meeting Minutes
Frequently Asked Questions
Hike Ratings
2017-2018 Group Photos
2016-2017 Group Photos
2015-2016 Group Photos
2014-2015 Group Photos
2013-2014 Group Photos
2012-2013 Group Photos
2011-2012 Group Photos
2010-2011 Group Photos
Club Officers, and
Hike Co-Ordinators
Additional Club Documents
Items needed for Orientation
Related Web Site Links

Hike Location Photos

The Club maintains an extensive photo collection of previous hikes at SmugMug, where you can check out all the Photo Galleries. (Password required, ask an officer)

The Monthly Hike Descriptions and the calendar listings often have a link to photos of that location.