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Top trail recommendations from locals

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“Absolute best spot on a mountain to view the Phoenix Valley. Be aware, although it is a short hike, the trek can be rather steep in some areas. Moderate-high difficulty level. Very popular hike in the city so hike out early if you'd prefer to avoid crowds.”
  • 435 locals recommend
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“Beautiful area of ponds, pinic areas, bike trails and hike trails. Their are a few parks with ponds to check out some Arizona wildlife. The Hole-in-the-Rock is the reddish mountain formation. The hike trail there is easy and short, but again, a popular spot for sunset views of Tempe.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Trail
“A steep climb up but the views are worth it. The best part, the whole way back is downhill.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Zoo
“Located a short 34 miles you must come see the animals anytime of year! Bears, jaguars, birds, foxes Etc. Fully decorated for Christmas complete with a light show. This place has food, drinks and a tour that is sure to not disappoint. Come within feet of some of nature’s prettiest creatures! ”
  • 63 locals recommend
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“A Scottsdale icon, Pinnacle Peak can be spotted in many paintings and on postcards all around. ⇨ Distance From The Ollie: 11.6 miles ”
  • 37 locals recommend
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“One of the most famous hikes in AZ. Seep side of Camelback Mountain. categorized as Hard. Stunning Views”
  • 39 locals recommend
Park
“sabino canyon is a perennial favorite. you can either just ride the tram in and out and see the sights, or hop off and do some hiking on your own. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Horseshoe Bend Horseshoe Horseshoe Bay is a U-shaped channel of the Colorado River in Arizona, where the river miraculously turns around a large circle of nearly 360 degrees. The huge rocks surrounding the river are like horseshoe hooves, so it is called "Horseshoe Bay", or the great bend of the Colorado River. Because the rocks and soils here contain a lot of manganese and iron, they shine beautiful metal red in the sunlight.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Many hiking and mountain biking trails for all ages and experience levels. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
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“This is a large desert mountain park with extensive walking trails and horse trails.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Trail
“It's a fair drive out to Gold Canyon, the other side of Mesa, but this is a very pretty trail through a shady canyon and then up for a jaw-dropping view of the back of the Flatiron in the Superstitions. Very wild west, you'll love it. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“This area of the McDowell Mountains is about 25 mins driving from the Old Town Townhome but offers a variety of trails and difficulties. There’s also a restroom and water fountain at the trailhead. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Camelback Mountain via Echo Canyon. This is a 2.4 mile hike. It's usually busy and is rated as difficult. Parking is limited. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Trail
“Expansive hiking & picnicking area that includes the Phoenix Zoo & famed Hole-in-the-Rock formation. 625 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008”
  • 11 locals recommend
Trail
“I love hiking this trail in the morning when there is still a coolness left over from the previous night. Watching the sunrise is spectacular. It’s a fairly easy trail but still gets my blood pumping. Pets are Welcome on this trail and most people I’ve ran into have a smile on their face and a welcoming aura .”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“This is by far my favorite place to hike that's nearby. There are a number of trails that connect and wind through the preserve, so you can cater your hike to your liking. I usually do a smaller loop of about 3 miles. There is a lot of natural desert beauty that you wouldn't expect so close to the city. ”
  • 5 locals recommend