Hike of the Day: Hackberry Spring near Phoenix

Hike saguaro-covered hillsides to a small desert spring on this 5.2-mile loop encircled by mesas and red sandstone cliffs.
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Hike saguaro-covered hillsides to a small desert spring on this 5.2-mile loop encircled by mesas and red sandstone cliffs.

BACKPACKER contributor Steffan Fay mapped this 5.2-mile loop located 44 miles west of downtown Phoenix. Trail highlights: towering saguaro cacti figures, views to nearby mesas and the Superstition Mountains, and a desert spring. Check out more hike details and trail photos at backpacker.com/hikes/23141.

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Kris Wagner, map editor