Best Hiking trails in Phoenix

Check out the top Hiking trails in Phoenix, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Camelback Mountain
1. Camelback Mountain
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509 local reviews
Camelback Mountain, Phoenix
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Kelly
If you're looking for a great workout, hit the trails on Camelback Mountain. There are two challenging hiking…
Ben
Moderate to difficult hiking trail. You can go up the Echo Canyon Side ( a little more challenging), or the si…
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Once of Arizona's most iconic mountains, Camelback mountain truly looks like a camel resting in the middle of …
1. Camelback Mountain
1. Camelback Mountain
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509 local reviews
Camelback Mountain, Phoenix
Kelly
Kelly
If you're looking for a great workout, hit the trails on Camelback Mountain. There are two challenging hiking trails that go all the way to…
Ben
Ben
Moderate to difficult hiking trail. You can go up the Echo Canyon Side ( a little more challenging), or the side off of 64th street. Very po…
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Once of Arizona's most iconic mountains, Camelback mountain truly looks like a camel resting in the middle of the desert. Camelback mountain…
2. White Tank Mountain Regional Park
2. White Tank Mountain Regional Park
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50 local reviews
20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd, Waddell
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 623-935-2505
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Brian
White Tank Mountain is extremely close and offers a myriad of hiking trails for various fitness levels. There …
Mary Ann
Just a short drive away, west at end of Olive Street. Wild flowers in season, park and picnicking, library and…
Michael
A rugged park a short drive to the west. Lots of activities including, hiking trails, mountain biking, picnick…
2. White Tank Mountain Regional Park
2. White Tank Mountain Regional Park
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50 local reviews
20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd, Waddell
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 623-935-2505
Brian
Brian
White Tank Mountain is extremely close and offers a myriad of hiking trails for various fitness levels. There are often Groupon specials for…
Mary Ann
Mary Ann
Just a short drive away, west at end of Olive Street. Wild flowers in season, park and picnicking, library and learning center. Also hiking …
Michael
Michael
A rugged park a short drive to the west. Lots of activities including, hiking trails, mountain biking, picnicking, horseback riding and camp…
3. South Mountain Park
3. South Mountain Park
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122 local reviews
10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 602-495-5458
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Shawn
It's a big area with a lot of hiking trails. You can see the red lights on all the radio towers at night, fro…
Ben
Lots of Hiking trails, horseback riding and if you have a car you can drive to the top in about 15 minutes to …
Liz
Get into the desert and out of town quickly. Great hiking trails for all kinds of hikers. Sweeping views of th…
3. South Mountain Park
3. South Mountain Park
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122 local reviews
10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 602-495-5458
Shawn
Shawn
It's a big area with a lot of hiking trails. You can see the red lights on all the radio towers at night, from all over town. I would reco…
Ben
Ben
Lots of Hiking trails, horseback riding and if you have a car you can drive to the top in about 15 minutes to see the sunset. I do not sugge…
Liz
Liz
Get into the desert and out of town quickly. Great hiking trails for all kinds of hikers. Sweeping views of the city. Plus you can stop for …
4. Piestewa Peak
4. Piestewa Peak
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157 local reviews
Piestewa Peak, Phoenix
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Kathleen And Vince
Iconic hiking trail to Phoenix's highest summit. This is a challenging trail that should NOT be attempted in …
Barbara
One of the best hiking trails in Arizona! Amazing city and desert views! A must for avid hikers and nature ent…
Lisa
Hiking trails are many and very well marked. You will definitely get your exercise quota in
4. Piestewa Peak
4. Piestewa Peak
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157 local reviews
Piestewa Peak, Phoenix
Kathleen And Vince
Kathleen And Vince
Iconic hiking trail to Phoenix's highest summit. This is a challenging trail that should NOT be attempted in warm weather or by inexperienc…
Barbara
Barbara
One of the best hiking trails in Arizona! Amazing city and desert views! A must for avid hikers and nature enthusiasts!
Lisa
Lisa
Hiking trails are many and very well marked. You will definitely get your exercise quota in
5. Pinnacle Peak Park
5. Pinnacle Peak Park
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61 local reviews
26802 N 102nd Way, Scottsdale
+1 480-312-0990
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Patrick
Our favorite hiking trail and the closest one to the house. The trail is 4 miles long and is not as strenuous…
Brooke
I really enjoy this hiking trail, as it is not too strenuous for beginning hikers, offers some picturesque vie…
Lisa
This a great hiking trail for any level. It has a winding trail that has ups and downs both ways. So, just wal…
5. Pinnacle Peak Park
5. Pinnacle Peak Park
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61 local reviews
26802 N 102nd Way, Scottsdale
+1 480-312-0990
Patrick
Patrick
Our favorite hiking trail and the closest one to the house. The trail is 4 miles long and is not as strenuous as other trails. You can go …
Brooke
Brooke
I really enjoy this hiking trail, as it is not too strenuous for beginning hikers, offers some picturesque views, AND features small plaques…
Lisa
Lisa
This a great hiking trail for any level. It has a winding trail that has ups and downs both ways. So, just walk until you feel "half way don…
6. Echo Canyon Recreation Area
6. Echo Canyon Recreation Area
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49 local reviews
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Patrick
Amazing hiking trail. A bit more difficult than most. If you are in shape or an active hiker this is the mos…
Julie
Sizable park housing Camelback Mountain & its 3 hiking trails, free parking & recreation area. Echo canyon tra…
Ardent
Sizable park housing Camelback Mountain & its 3 hiking trails, free parking & recreation area.
6. Echo Canyon Recreation Area
6. Echo Canyon Recreation Area
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49 local reviews
Patrick
Patrick
Amazing hiking trail. A bit more difficult than most. If you are in shape or an active hiker this is the most amazing view from the top. …
Julie
Julie
Sizable park housing Camelback Mountain & its 3 hiking trails, free parking & recreation area. Echo canyon trail to top of mountain is rated…
Ardent
Ardent
Sizable park housing Camelback Mountain & its 3 hiking trails, free parking & recreation area.
7. Phoenix Mountains Preserve
7. Phoenix Mountains Preserve
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30 local reviews
2701 E Squaw Peak Dr, Phoenix
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 602-261-8318
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Angela
SO many trails to explore! Great views. Hiking trails for every ability level, from easy to difficult.
Ardent
Group of parks with mountain & desert hiking trails, plus an abundance of cacti & native wildlife.
Maggie
It's a family friendly hiking trail to see giant cactus and desert.
7. Phoenix Mountains Preserve
7. Phoenix Mountains Preserve
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30 local reviews
2701 E Squaw Peak Dr, Phoenix
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 602-261-8318
Angela
Angela
SO many trails to explore! Great views. Hiking trails for every ability level, from easy to difficult.
Ardent
Ardent
Group of parks with mountain & desert hiking trails, plus an abundance of cacti & native wildlife.
Maggie
Maggie
It's a family friendly hiking trail to see giant cactus and desert.
8. Papago Park
8. Papago Park
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167 local reviews
625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 602-495-5458
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Isaac
This place has the closest hiking trails and great rock formations. Right next to the Desert Botanical Garden …
Zachary
Hole-in-the-rock and other sweet hiking trails. There a hole in a rock, a big huge hole fifty dudes can stand…
Sybs
A beautiful lake with birds, red rocks, hiking trails and beautiful views right in the heart of the city.
8. Papago Park
8. Papago Park
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167 local reviews
625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 602-495-5458
Isaac
Isaac
This place has the closest hiking trails and great rock formations. Right next to the Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo. Look for …
Zachary
Zachary
Hole-in-the-rock and other sweet hiking trails. There a hole in a rock, a big huge hole fifty dudes can stand inside of.
Sybs
Sybs
A beautiful lake with birds, red rocks, hiking trails and beautiful views right in the heart of the city.
9. North Mountain Park
9. North Mountain Park
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22 local reviews
10608 N 7th St, Phoenix
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 602-262-7901
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Macon
Hiking trails of varying difficulty lead to 2 summits for scenic views, plus a visitor center.
Ryan & Sarah
North Mountain has pretty easy hiking trails and plenty of great views.
Judith
Easy hiking trails with plenty of parking and picnic areas.
9. North Mountain Park
9. North Mountain Park
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22 local reviews
10608 N 7th St, Phoenix
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 602-262-7901
Macon
Macon
Hiking trails of varying difficulty lead to 2 summits for scenic views, plus a visitor center.
Ryan & Sarah
Ryan & Sarah
North Mountain has pretty easy hiking trails and plenty of great views.
Judith
Judith
Easy hiking trails with plenty of parking and picnic areas.
10. Lost Dutchman State Park
10. Lost Dutchman State Park
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33 local reviews
6109 N Apache Trail, Apache Junction
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 480-982-4485
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Amanda & David
The park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, picnic facilities, 134 campsites, a dump station, r…
Elaine
320 acre state park with hiking trails, named after the Lost Dutchman’s Gold mine. Trail head for the treasure…
Bonny
Camping and hiking trails with the best views of the Superstition Mountain. A must stop place for visitors!
10. Lost Dutchman State Park
10. Lost Dutchman State Park
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33 local reviews
6109 N Apache Trail, Apache Junction
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 480-982-4485
Amanda & David
Amanda & David
The park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, picnic facilities, 134 campsites, a dump station, restrooms, showers, and group u…
Elaine
Elaine
320 acre state park with hiking trails, named after the Lost Dutchman’s Gold mine. Trail head for the treasure loop trail and Flat Iron - th…
Bonny
Bonny
Camping and hiking trails with the best views of the Superstition Mountain. A must stop place for visitors!
11. North Mountain Visitor Center
11. North Mountain Visitor Center
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16 local reviews
12950 N 7th St, Phoenix
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 602-343-5125
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Brent
A hiking trail a short drive away from the house that provides wonderful views of the Phoenix Valley.
Terry
Great information and photos of the surrounding Sonoran Desert, along with hiking trails.
11. North Mountain Visitor Center
11. North Mountain Visitor Center
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16 local reviews
12950 N 7th St, Phoenix
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 602-343-5125
Brent
Brent
A hiking trail a short drive away from the house that provides wonderful views of the Phoenix Valley.
Terry
Terry
Great information and photos of the surrounding Sonoran Desert, along with hiking trails.
12. South Mountain Village
12. South Mountain Village
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37 local reviews
South Mountain Village, Phoenix
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Lisa
Largest city park in the country - amazing hiking trails for miles and miles. Just go straight down 24th St an…
Joelle
Largest municipal park in the United States. All different levels of hiking trails to explore with nature vie…
Alexis
Great simple hiking trail located in S. Mountain park reserve. (Telegraph pass is the trail)
12. South Mountain Village
12. South Mountain Village
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37 local reviews
South Mountain Village, Phoenix
Lisa
Lisa
Largest city park in the country - amazing hiking trails for miles and miles. Just go straight down 24th St and you'll run into the trailhea…
Joelle
Joelle
Largest municipal park in the United States. All different levels of hiking trails to explore with nature views and cool city views too.
Alexis
Alexis
Great simple hiking trail located in S. Mountain park reserve. (Telegraph pass is the trail)