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Trails Near Phoenix

Phoenix: Bear Mountain Trail

This rugged 4.6-mile hike climbs 1,800 feet and delivers excellent vistas over the Red Rock/Secret Mountain Wilderness and the Verde Valley.

Phoenix: Blodgett Basin Trail

This little-used trail plunges 1,700 feet through wildflower country to a cool reward by West Clear Creek. Watch for cairns on this 6.8-mile hike to avoid involuntary bushwhacks.

Phoenix: Brins Mesa Trail

Veer off this popular trail on a scenic detour with elevated views of impressive rock formations and beautiful Oak Creek Canyon. This out-and-back variation runs 6.7 miles.

Phoenix: David Miller Loop

Named after a Forest Service employee who disappeared while hiking in the late 1990s, this 6.5-mile loop links rugged high desert terrain with deep, cool forest.

Phoenix: Munds Mountain

This 5-mile round-trip route to Munds Mountain offers postcard-quality views of Sedona’s famed red rocks.

Phoenix, AZ: Dogie Trail

This remote, partly unmarked 10.4-mile route leads to a beautifully carved canyon with high desert views in Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.

Phoenix: Sterling Pass Trail to Vultee Arch

This 6.4-mile dayhike is a tour de force: You’ll be rewarded with magnificent views, an isolated arch, and unusual plant life in Coconino National Forest.

Phoenix: Towel Creek Trail

Venture into cowboy country on a faded cattle trail that visits desolate buttes, colorful meadows, and quiet vistas in 6 rolling miles (each way).

Phoenix: Loy Canyon Trail

Hike through a variety of Arizona vegetation to a Native American ruin and a classic red-rock rim on this 8.4-mile out-and-back trip in black bear country.

Phoenix: Hackberry Spring Loop

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

Phoenix: Rogers Canyon

Discover the remote cliff dwellings of a long-lost Native American tribe on this 8-mile out-and back in Tonto National Forest.

Phoenix: Boulder Canyon

Navigate rocky canyon bottoms amid colorful cactus-studded hills on a 6.8-mile off-trail excursion in the Superstition Wilderness.

Phoenix: North Wilson Trail

Climb 2,300 feet in 3 miles to a pine forest and red-rock views on this 6.8-mile out-and-back excursion.

Phoenix: Mescal Mountain

Native ruins and red-rock views are the main attractions on this 3-mile climb up a Sedona-area mesa.

Phoenix: Piestewa Peak Loop

You’ll find plenty of choice skyline views on this 4.6-mile dayhike to the top of Piestewa Peak, one of Phoenix’s famous Seven Summits.

Phoenix: South Mountain

Test your physical stamina on this 13.4-miler over rugged terrain with wild elevation challenges. The reward: vistas, hoodoos, and petroglyphs.

Phoenix: Black Mesa Loop

This popular 8.9-mile lasso loop crosses mesa and cacti country near Weavers Needle, whose shadow allegedly leads treasure seekers to a lost gold stash.

Phoenix: Shaw Butte-North Mountain Loop

You’ll climb nearly 1,300 feet and bag two neighboring peaks by the end of this 7.1-mile lasso loop in Phoenix Mountains Preserve.

Phoenix: Geronimo Cave

This 6-mile dayhike in the Superstition Mountains is a photographer’s delight: rocky spires, hoodoos, a desert cave, and sunset light on Weavers Needle.

Phoenix, AZ: Siphon Draw Trail

Go from rocky canyons to desert slickrock to an off-trail overlook with five-star views on this 5.6 mile-trek starting in Lost Dutchman State Park.

Phoenix, AZ: Hieroglyphic Canyon

This 3-mile out-and-back in the Superstition Mountains climbs gently through ocotillo and saguaro cacti to Hieroglyphic Canyon’s mysterious petroglyphs.

Albuquerque, NM: Gila Crest South to Hummingbird Saddle

This 9.8-mile out-and-back connects old-growth evergreens and the Mogollon Mountains, a series of 10,000-foot peaks in Gila National Forest.

Phoenix, AZ: Mount Baldy Loop

Hike rolling terrain on one of Arizona’s highest mountains.

Phoenix, AZ: Geronimo Cave via Peralta Trail

Stunning views of Weavers Needle and a fun, route-finding slickrock descent make this 4.6-mile Superstition Wilderness loop a Phoenix favorite.

Sedona, AZ: West Clear Creek

Immerse yourself (literally) in the crystal clear waters of the Coconino National Forest on this multi-day amphibious trek that features classic—and unavoidable—canyon swims.

Tucson, AZ: Marshall Gulch to Aspen Trail Loop

A high-altitude intro to the Santa Catalina Mountains, this trail literally sparkles as it circles Marshall Peak for an easy, 3.3-mile loop through the Pusch Wilderness Area.

Tuscon, AZ: Marshall Gulch

A high-altitude intro to the Santa Catalina Mountains, this trail literally sparkles as it circles Marshall Peak for an easy 3.3-mile loop through the Pusch Wilderness Area.

Salome Wilderness Area: The Jug

Splash through a pink slot canyon in the Salome Wilderness Area on this fun canyoneering route.

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Phoenix: Blodgett Basin Trail

This little-used trail plunges 1,700 feet through wildflower country to a cool reward by West Clear Creek. Watch for cairns on this 6.8-mile hike to avoid involuntary bushwhacks.

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Phoenix: Bear Mountain Trail

This rugged 4.6-mile hike climbs 1,800 feet and delivers excellent vistas over the Red Rock/Secret Mountain Wilderness and the Verde Valley.

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Phoenix: Brins Mesa Trail

Veer off this popular trail on a scenic detour with elevated views of impressive rock formations and beautiful Oak Creek Canyon. This out-and-back variation runs 6.7 miles.

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Phoenix: David Miller Loop

Named after a Forest Service employee who disappeared while hiking in the late 1990s, this 6.5-mile loop links rugged high desert terrain with deep, cool forest.

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Arizona Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ: Dogie Trail

This remote, partly unmarked 10.4-mile route leads to a beautifully carved canyon with high desert views in Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.

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Phoenix: Towel Creek Trail

Venture into cowboy country on a faded cattle trail that visits desolate buttes, colorful meadows, and quiet vistas in 6 rolling miles (each way).

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Phoenix: Loy Canyon Trail

Hike through a variety of Arizona vegetation to a Native American ruin and a classic red-rock rim on this 8.4-mile out-and-back trip in black bear country.

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Phoenix: Rogers Canyon

Discover the remote cliff dwellings of a long-lost Native American tribe on this 8-mile out-and back in Tonto National Forest.

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Phoenix: Boulder Canyon

Navigate rocky canyon bottoms amid colorful cactus-studded hills on a 6.8-mile off-trail excursion in the Superstition Wilderness.

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