Top 3 Hiking Trails in Phoenix, AZ

Handpicked 3 Best Hiking Trails in Phoenix, AZ. How do we actually find the most highly rated hiking trail? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

SOUTH MOUNTAIN PARK TRAIL

10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042

Nature and Wildlife Areas, Outdoor Activities, Hidden Valley, National Trail, Dobbins Lookout, Largest City, Winding Road, Hiking Trails, City Lights, Numerous Trails, Entire Valley, Central Avenue, Great Trails, Horse Back Riding, Bring Water, Nature & Parks

It boasts 51 miles of primary trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking for all ability levels

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Mon - Sun : 5:00 am – 7:00 pm

This is a beautiful park on the southern edge of Phoenix. It was a few overlooks with amazing views of the City of Phoenix and surrounding cities. The view is incredible whether daytime or nighttime and it's an amazing place to catch a sunset. There are plenty of trails for hikers and horseback hiders. And plenty of cacti to have your picture taken next to. I thoroughly enjoyed this diversion during a business trip.
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PAPAGO PARK TRAIL

625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Since 1932

Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Easy Hike, Picnic Area, Short Hike, Hiking Trails, Rock Formations, Walk Up, Beautiful Scenery, Few Hours, Bring Water, Hole, Fishing, Tomb, Ponds, Lakes, Desert, Governor & Ramadas

Papago’s desert trails are generally smooth, easy treks with little elevation gain, making it a great place for a family hike

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Mon - Sun : 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

Loved this park. Plenty of free parking and tons to explore. This was the first hike we did since moving to AZ a month ago. We at the end of the lot for the zoo and did a ton of walking. Checked out Hole in the Rock, which had a nice view. Pretty easy to get to the top. I'd like to come back and explore more.
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ECHO CANYON TRAILHEAD

4925 E McDonald Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Nature and Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Birding, Hiking, Nature Trips, Rock Climbing, Views, Wild Flowers Wildlife, Rocky, Scramble, No Dogs, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks

Features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers

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Sunrise - Sunset

This is the main trail up Camelback Mountain. It is a great hike. I highly suggest going up this trail, then down the Cholla trail on the other side, and take an Uber back to your car in the Echo Canyon parking area.
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