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Top trail recommendations from locals

“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.”
  • 482 locals recommend
“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.”
  • 144 locals recommend
“(14 minutes drive) - Piestewa Peak, at 2,610 feet is the second highest point in the Phoenix Mountains, after Camelback Mountain, and the third highest in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. It is located in the Piestewa Peak Recreation Area within the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, near Piestewa Parkway.”
  • 145 locals recommend
“Drive through wildlife park! So much fun to see animals roaming close up and personal. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
“Great Short 3.25 mile hike. Great views, and a great way to start the day.”
  • 38 locals recommend
“Don't miss Sabino Canyon! Recommend hiking to Seven Falls (for the more adventurous hiker) or taking the electric tram up to the top of Sabino Canyon (for the less serious hiker). ”
  • 85 locals recommend
“Sabino canyon is beautiful. This. Is for more advanced hikers. There is a tram that takes visitors to the top ”
  • 61 locals recommend
“Many hiking and mountain biking trails for all ages and experience levels. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
“One of the most famous hikes in AZ. Seep side of Camelback Mountain. categorized as Hard. Stunning Views”
  • 37 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Magnificent views. Must walk along path to get to view point. Very popular and can get crowded.”
  • 14 locals recommend
“Great hiking, beautiful city view from the top mountain trail and piece and quite from the hustle and bustle. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
“Tumamoc Hill is a steady climb of 800 feet over 1.5 miles of well-paved trail. It's a great place to unwind, experience desert vegetation up close, and get some exercise!!”
  • 28 locals recommend
National Park
“There are more hiking trails and you can backpack in S.N.P East...when you cannot in S.N.P. West. Both are beautiful hiking, biking areas.”
  • 27 locals recommend
“Peralta Trail is my favorite hiking trail in the beautiful Superstition Mountains. Plan for 30min to get to trailhead. 7 miles on dirt road after you turn off HWY 60. Worth the trip.”
  • 11 locals recommend
“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. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Good spot to take photos below cathedral rock and to cool off on hot days in oak creek. ”
  • 18 locals recommend