Phoenix Trails

We've gathered the best hikes in Phoenix, as well as news and hiking events in and around Arizona's capital and biggest city. Nearby Sedona is also a great backpacking and hiking destination. 


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Phoenix's Top 5 Dayhikes

The best local trails, as selected by our BACKPACKER Local scout Scott Jones.

Scott Jones

Meet Scott Jones, Backpacker's Phoenix Trail Scout

Our southwest hiking expert dishes on his favorite dayhikes, overnights, and more.

Trip Listings: Day Hikes