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4,320 mi 6,953 km of trail 84 Featured Hikes

Gems 6 Gems Easy Trails 666 Trails Intermediate Trails 507 Trails Hard Trails 122 Trails
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Gems in Central AZ - 6

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gem Favorite Cliff jumpers take advantage of the scenery for excellent action shots (we saw one person jump from the top of the waterfall)

Fossil Creek Falls

(13) Pine, AZ
gem Favorite Sunrise from Goldmine Mountain.

Goldmine Mountain Peak

(8) Queen C…, AZ
gem Favorite This view gives you an idea of the creek valley, one of the basins, and the general terrain along the Hieroglyphics Trail.

Hieroglyphs

(10) Apache…, AZ
gem Favorite Standing behind the knife edge of the pinnacle looking out one side of it.

The Pinnacle in the canyon on the Sterling Pass trail.

(1) Sedona, AZ
gem Favorite View of Montezuma Well

Montezuma Well

(6) Lake Mo…, AZ
gem Favorite Montezuma's Castle.

Montezuma Castle

(4) Camp Verde, AZ

Featured Hikes in Central AZ - 61

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Favorite Looking down at Devil's Bridge
Intermediate

Devil's Bridge Trail

1.6 mi 2.5 km • Loop • 342 ft Ascent 104.32 m Ascent

(129) West Se…, AZ
Favorite Sunset over Phoenix while descending Camelback
Difficult

Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trail

3.2 mi 5.2 km • Out and Back • 1,193 ft Ascent 363.49 m Ascent

(62) Paradis…, AZ
Favorite Surrounding mountains from Tom's Thumb Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Tom's Thumb

4.4 mi 7.1 km • Out and Back • 1,084 ft Ascent 330.45 m Ascent

(43) Rio Verde, AZ
Favorite Along the Peralta Canyon Trail, you'll have a spectacular view of the mountains behind you as you're on your way to Weaver's Needle.
Intermediate

Peralta Out and Back

4.5 mi 7.2 km • Loop • 1,338 ft Ascent 407.81 m Ascent

(30) Gold Camp, AZ
Favorite Awesome rock formations up there.
Difficult

Superstition Ridgeline

11.2 mi 18.1 km • Point to Point • 3,431 ft Ascent 1045.89 m Ascent

(23) Apache…, AZ
Favorite Bell Rock.
Easy/Intermediate

Courthouse Butte Loop

3.9 mi 6.3 km • Loop • 302 ft Ascent 92.2 m Ascent

(32) Village…, AZ
Favorite Brins Mesa
Intermediate

Brins Mesa - Soldier Pass Loop

8.0 mi 12.9 km • Loop • 970 ft Ascent 295.76 m Ascent

(24) West Se…, AZ
Favorite Along the Peralta Canyon Trail, you'll have a spectacular view of the mountains behind you as you're on your way to Weaver's Needle.
Intermediate/Difficult

Weavers Needle Loop

12.7 mi 20.4 km • Loop • 2,643 ft Ascent 805.52 m Ascent

(17) Gold Camp, AZ

Trails in Central AZ - 1211

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0.5 mi 0.9 km #1Cathedral Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
West Sedona, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
0.5 mi 0.9 km West Sedona, AZ 47 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #2West Fork Oak Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Sedona, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.4 km Sedona, AZ 43 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Echo Canyon Summit Trail
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Paradise Valley, AZ 41 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #4Siphon Draw Trail #53
Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Difficult
2.4 mi 3.9 km Apache Junction, AZ 27 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #5Bear Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
West Sedona, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km West Sedona, AZ 32 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #6Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Paradise Valley, AZ 40 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #7Cibecue Creek Trail
Intermediate
Cibecue, AZ
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.3 km Cibecue, AZ 10 
3.2 mi 5.1 km #8Hangover Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sedona, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
3.2 mi 5.1 km Sedona, AZ 10 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #9Dynamite Trail
Intermediate
Queen Creek, AZ
Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.8 km Queen Creek, AZ
1.3 mi 2.0 km #10Doe Mountain Rim Trail
Easy/Intermediate
West Sedona, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.0 km West Sedona, AZ 12 
8.0 mi 12.9 km #11Superstition Ridgeline Trail
Extremely Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Extremely Difficult
8.0 mi 12.9 km Apache Junction, AZ
4.5 mi 7.2 km #12Granite Mountain Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
4.5 mi 7.2 km Carefree, AZ
3.9 mi 6.4 km #13200 Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Payson, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
3.9 mi 6.4 km Payson, AZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km #14Mormon Trail
Intermediate
Guadalupe, AZ
Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Guadalupe, AZ 18 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #15Oak Creek Trail
Easy
West Sedona, AZ
Easy
0.7 mi 1.1 km West Sedona, AZ
2.9 mi 4.7 km #16Aerie
Intermediate
West Sedona, AZ
Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.7 km West Sedona, AZ
1.2 mi 2.0 km #17Ma Ha Tauk Trail
Intermediate
Laveen, AZ
Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Laveen, AZ
0.2 mi 0.3 km #18Little Sugarloaf Summit
Difficult
West Sedona, AZ
Difficult
0.2 mi 0.3 km West Sedona, AZ
2.7 mi 4.4 km #19Butcher Jones Trail #463
Easy/Intermediate
Apache Junction, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.4 km Apache Junction, AZ
0.4 mi 0.7 km #20Lower Cliff Dwelling Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Tonto Basin, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.7 km Tonto Basin, AZ

Photos of Central AZ - 984

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From 'spines' to 'pines' runners climb from the desert to the cool forests of the Bradshaw Mountains in Crown King, Arizona!
Aug 24, 2018 near New River, AZ
Mammillaria Grahamii - Arizona Fishhook Cactus
Jul 17, 2018 near Tempe J…, AZ
Sunset over Phoenix while descending Camelback
Mar 8, 2019 near Paradis…, AZ
Sunset on Camelback
Mar 8, 2019 near Paradis…, AZ
Hike around Doe Mountain
Oct 28, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
We were lucky to have the Wilson Mountain Trail to ourselves and covered in a blanket of snow.
Feb 23, 2017 near Sedona, AZ
Along the Peralta Canyon Trail, you'll have a spectacular view of the mountains behind you as you're on your way to Weaver's Needle.
Apr 19, 2017 near Gold Camp, AZ
Looking down at Devil's Bridge
Dec 1, 2016 near West Se…, AZ

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