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1,022 mi 1,645 km of trail 52 Featured Hikes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 233 Trails Intermediate Trails 159 Trails Hard Trails 13 Trails
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Gems in Phoenix Metro - 2

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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

Featured Hikes in Phoenix Metro - 38

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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 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 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
Favorite It's a gorgeous view from the top of the Black Mesa Trail.
Intermediate

Second Water/Black Mesa/Dutchman Loop

9.3 mi 14.9 km • Loop • 994 ft Ascent 302.89 m Ascent

(9) Apache…, AZ
Favorite This view gives you an idea of the creek valley, one of the basins, and the general terrain along the Hieroglyphics Trail.
Intermediate

Hieroglyphic Trail #101

3.0 mi 4.8 km • Out and Back • 571 ft Ascent 174.16 m Ascent

(12) Apache…, AZ
Favorite Looking towards Ridgeback Overlook from Apache Vista.
Easy/Intermediate

Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve

5.6 mi 9.0 km • Loop • 697 ft Ascent 212.42 m Ascent

(13) Cave Creek, AZ
Favorite Water flowing from Quien Sabe Spring, Jan 2019. A spring box will be installed at this location.
Intermediate/Difficult

Skunk Tank - Cave Creek Loop

10.5 mi 16.8 km • Loop • 1,661 ft Ascent 506.17 m Ascent

(1) Carefree, AZ

Trails in Phoenix Metro - 353

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Echo Canyon Summit Trail
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Paradise Valley, AZ 41 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #2Siphon Draw Trail #53
Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Difficult
2.4 mi 3.9 km Apache Junction, AZ 27 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Paradise Valley, AZ 40 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #4Dynamite Trail
Intermediate
Queen Creek, AZ
Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.8 km Queen Creek, AZ
8.0 mi 12.9 km #5Superstition Ridgeline Trail
Extremely Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Extremely Difficult
8.0 mi 12.9 km Apache Junction, AZ
4.5 mi 7.2 km #6Granite Mountain Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
4.5 mi 7.2 km Carefree, AZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km #7Mormon Trail
Intermediate
Guadalupe, AZ
Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Guadalupe, AZ 18 
1.2 mi 2.0 km #8Ma Ha Tauk Trail
Intermediate
Laveen, AZ
Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Laveen, AZ
2.7 mi 4.4 km #9Butcher Jones Trail #463
Easy/Intermediate
Apache Junction, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.4 km Apache Junction, AZ
3.3 mi 5.3 km #10Bell Pass Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.3 km Fountain Hills, AZ
15.6 mi 25.1 km #11Pemberton Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Rio Verde, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
15.6 mi 25.1 km Rio Verde, AZ
3.2 mi 5.1 km #12Cholla Mountain Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.1 km Carefree, AZ
3.1 mi 4.9 km #13Windgate Pass Trail
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
3.1 mi 4.9 km Fountain Hills, AZ
1.9 mi 3.1 km #14Cone Mountain Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
1.9 mi 3.1 km Carefree, AZ
2.8 mi 4.4 km #15Tonto Tank Trail
Easy
Rio Verde, AZ
Easy
2.8 mi 4.4 km Rio Verde, AZ
3.0 mi 4.8 km #16Sport Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.8 km Fountain Hills, AZ
1.4 mi 2.3 km #17Maverick Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Carefree, AZ
1.0 mi 1.5 km #18Chuckwagon Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.5 km Carefree, AZ
0.9 mi 1.5 km #19Vaquero Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Carefree, AZ
0.6 mi 0.9 km #20Spent Spade
Intermediate
Buckeye, AZ
Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Buckeye, AZ

Photos of Phoenix Metro - 483

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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
Piestewa Peak provides a phenomenal panorama of the Phoenix Metro for all to enjoy.
Mar 10, 2017 near Paradis…, AZ
Papago Cactus late May
Jun 24, 2018 near Tempe J…, AZ
Sonoran Desert
Dec 2, 2018 near Fountai…, AZ
The summit of Yavapai Piont
Mar 25, 2018 near Anthem, AZ

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