Best Hiking Trails in Scottsdale

Expert recommended Top 3 Hiking Trails in Scottsdale, Arizona. All of our hiking trails face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


18333 North Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Directions

Since 1990

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy is dedicated to delivering global conservation efforts through science and study and the Sonoran desert surrounding it. They empower a select volunteer stewards group with the tools and framework to explore, know, and eventually teach. The park has over 700 Steward volunteers who give their time and expertise to help residents and tourists explore, appreciate, and learn from the Sonoran Desert. It provides a range of fantastic desert trails and award-winning services. It is exceptional geologically, and home to spectacular scenery, lush forests of cactus, and wildlife and 200 miles of McDowell Sonoran Preserve trails in Scottsdale. Conservancy provides workshops and seminars on a variety of subjects in the Preserve and at neighborhood libraries and classrooms. It offers free public lectures in-depth knowledge on various topics of the Sonoran Desert and is provided by experienced content experts.

Walking, Road Biking, Running, Dogs on Leash, Wheelchair Friendly, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riders, Nature Trips, Fishing, Birding & Programs

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26802 North 102nd Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 Directions

Since 2005

'Pinnacle Peak Park' is one of Tom's Thumb Trail's most popular trails, and you can easily access popular trails. The nearby McDowell Mountains offer additional mountain biking opportunities. It provides many options to explore and get outdoors. The park features some rock climbing spots, as well as places to stop along the way. The park contains a moderate out-and-back path through the pristine Sonoran Desert landscape, with a total distance of 3.5 miles. The peak's tallest mountain is 2,889 meters. It's 90-space, four motorcycle spots as a paved parking lot. Guided tours are also available at the pinnacle peak trail, with the outstanding workers. There are four picnic tables open and a ramada shade.

Dogs on Leash, Bike Rack, Forest Lake, Birding, Restrooms, Road and Mountain Biking, Drinking Fountains, Rock Climbing Routes, Wild Flowers, Running, Walking & Picnic Tables

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Mon - Sun 6:30 am - 6:45 pm

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23015 North 128th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Directions

Since 1998

Tom's Thumb Trailhead is a 4-mile traffic-driven trail near Scottsdale. Tom's Thumb on the north side of the McDowell Mountains was the first of their trailheads. It provides a must-see view of desert wonders in Arizona. The trail's surface is smooth, so you can spend your time looking at the picture instead of where to take the next move. The first trailhead to Conservancy on the north side of the McDowell Mountains. It has more than 1,300 feet in a mere 2,5 miles. Tom's Thumb is the gateway to discovering many more spectacular wonders, to the rare mushroom rock formations and breathtaking city views. Visitors can also enjoy that and mountain biking is also available in the area.

Wildlife, Dogs, Birding, Walking Views, Horse Riding and Shelter, Wildflowers, Nature Trips, Mountain Biking, Seating, Running, Restrooms, Rock Climbing & Wind-Gate Overlook


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