Go John Trail is a 5.9 mile loop trail located near Cave Creek. It features beautiful wild flowers. Some of this trail does go through recent fire-damaged areas. Rated: Moderate – and shorter hike options available. Please click on image for more info.
16-mile drive to the trailhead
RENEGADE TRAIL, GRANITE MTN TRAILHEAD, SCOTTSDALE
This trail circuit meanders an 8.3 mile-loop (mostly flat terrain) and scenic box canyon with swings around a "Michelin Man" cactus and a magnificent crested saguaro Rated: Moderate/difficult. Shorter hike options available (and good beginner hike). Please click on image for more info.
32-mile drive to the trailhead
SKYLINE TRAILS, BUCKEYE
This park and network of trails offers a great hike for everyone, from flat, easy strolls to quad-busting climbs. Tie 3 routes together (Quartz Mine, Skyline Crest and Lost Creek trails) for a fantastic loop hike and a short climb up Crest Summit for sweet views of the surrounding desert.
53-mile drive to the the trailhead
LOST DOG & SUNRISE TRAIL
This 5.8-mile out-and-back trail features beautiful wild flowers and a comfortable, gradual climb through prime Sonoran Desert before taking a quick, steep peak trail to amazing 360-degree views of PHX and the Four Peaks Wilderness. Rated: Moderate/Difficult
36-mile drive to the the trailhead
PIPELINE TRAIL, LAKE PLEASANT REGIONAL PARK
Pipeline Canyon Trail is a 3.8 mile out and back trail with beautiful lake views. This area has many trails and multiple trail options (i.e. rated easy/moderate, difficult) for hikers to choose from. And so close to home too! Please click on image for more info.
25-mile drive to the the trailhead
BLACK CANYON TRAIL, BLACK CANYON CITY TRAILHEAD
This trail is of national, historical significance, as it has been used since the times of pre-historic Native American travelers and traders. This trail provides various trail grades and elevation changes, desert landscape, saguaro forests and rugged canyons. Rated: Moderate/Difficult .
15-mile drive to the the trailhead
SPUR CROSS RANCH, CAVE CREEK
Spur Cross Loop is a 5.2 mile loop trail in the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area that features a river and desert scenery that is often very lush, with giant saguaros and frequent creek crossings. Rated: Moderate to difficult (with option to climb Elephant Mtn.)
23-mile drive to the the trailhead
TOM THUMB TRAIL, SCOTTSDALE
Tom's Thumb Trail is a 4 mile out and back trail that features beautiful wildflowers and gorgeous views of the southern McDowell Mtns. and urban Phoenix. Multiple hike options available. Rated: Easy, Moderate/Difficult. Please click image for more info.
30-mile drive to the trailhead
VULTURE PEAK TRAIL, WICKENBURG
This is a short but steep 3.8-mile loop trail that meanders through classic Sonoran Desert landscapes, crosses washes and offers dramatic scenic vistas. Option to scramble 240 ft to the summit! Rated: Difficult Please click image for more info.
55-mile drive to the trailhead
FORD CANYON TRAIL, WADDELL
This trail offers a great variety of scenery and terrain through the White Tank Mtns. It can be hiked as a 6-mile out-and-back trail or as a 9-mile loop (via Willow Canyon & Mesquite Canyon trails). Challenging terrain, a waterfall and beautiful views. Rated: Moderate/Difficult.
43-mile drive to the trailhead
DIXIE MTN. LOOP TRAIL, DESERT VISTA TRAILHEAD
This trail is a 5.5 mile loop trail located near Phoenix, AZ. This trail loops around to provide beautiful views of Dove Valley, with small ascents and options to two short summit trails. Rated: Moderate Please click on the image for more info.
12-mile drive to the trailhead
PIESTEWA PEAK, PHOENIX
Piestewa Peak is the 2nd highest point in the Phoenix Mtns (after Camelback). Freedom Trail and Summit Trail offer multiple levels of challenge and each offer spectacular views of the PHX area! Good for all ratings/hike levels. Please click on image for more info.
32-mile drive to the trailhead
HELLS CANYON TRAIL, LAKE PLEASANT REGIONAL PARK
This trail area offers a quick way to escape to beautiful cliffs, small streams and sandy stretches. Multiple hike options and skills levels available in this local trail network. Please click on the image for more info.
25-mile drive to the trailhead
GRANITE MTN. HOT SHOTS TRAIL, YARNELL
The Hotshots Trail is moderate/strenuous out-and-back trail at 7 miles and with 200+ carved stairs. The trail offers 19 memorial plaques - each about 1/4 mile apart - and is quite moving. Please bring extra water. Please click on the image for more info.
70-mile drive to the trailhead
PINNACLE PEAK PARK, SCOTTSDALE
This trail is always a group favorite, offering smooth ups and downs over the course of the 1.75 mile trail (each way) and elevation gain ~1300 ft. Beautiful wildflowers and expansive views ahead! Rated: Moderate Click on image for more info.
28-mile drive to the trailhead
GOLDWATER LAKES TRAIL, PRESCOTT
Goldwater Lakes Trail #396 is a 8.1 mile out-and-back easy/moderate trail that features a forested trail shaded by dense stands of pine trees and excellent views of both Upper and Lower Goldwater Lakes. Please click on the image for more info.