The Best Hiking Trails in Tempe

Handpicked Top 3 Hiking Trails in Tempe, Arizona. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


Rio Salado & Mil Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

Since 1973

Dogs on Leash, Birding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking, Forest Lake, Nature Trips, Beach, Wild Flowers, Mountain View, Nature & Wildlife Areas

The 25-acre park offers wonderful views of Tempe and the surrounding cities, the Papago Mountains & Camelback Mountain

Mon - Sun : 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

Had a great hike with the family. The parking was easy in the tempe/mill avenue lot. The hike looks more daunting from the bottom but it turns out to be a steady incline that is manageable. There are hand rails and steps to help. If you go all the way to the tower, you can see the progress they are making on the stadium. Great views!
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2701 E. Squaw Peak Drive, Tempe, AZ 85016

Dogs on Leash, Wheelchair Friendly, Kid Friendly, Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Nature Trips, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking, Beach, Lake, Wild Flowers & Wildlife

2,608 foot - Half a million people hike its Summit Trail every year

Mon - Sun : 5:00 am - 11:00 pm

Guys. This hike is pretty hard! I workout at least 3-4x a week but I have asthma and was still huffing and puffing after taking my inhaler! We made it half way up the the big bend where the trail goes around the other side of the mountain and then had to turn around due to my breathing and time. The trail is rated extremely difficult according to the signs. The views were amazing and there are plenty of benches to stop at. The trail has a lot of steps and is quite rocky. It has a pretty go

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6131 E Cholla Ln, Tempe, AZ 85253

Since 1968

Accessible, Bicycling, Birding, Camping, Fishing, Hiking and Nature Trail, Horse/Equestrian Trail, Picnic, Playground, Restroom Facilities, Snorkeling, Swimming & Wildlife

The first 1.1 miles are trail hiking and the hike becomes more intense and predominantly scrambling for the final 1/3 mile

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

Fantastic hike with amazing views all the way up but even better at the top! I didn't do a ton of research for the trail but had heard it was a great way to get beautiful views of Phoenix and Scottsdale so I gave it a shot! I'm by no means an avid hiker so I'd say I'm an amateur at best. The limited research I did turned up mixed designations as to the difficulty of the hike. After completing the hike I'd say it is at least moderate and as you get close to the summit it's probably closer to dif

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