dogs on leash
Great trails for beginners and kids, with a few moderate trails for those looking for a little challenge. I explored this trail to scout it out b4 bringing my wife and kids. Great north and west facing city views with downtown phoenix seemingly at your feet.
As a parent, im always looking for trails like these that my 5yr old can enjoy without getting too gassed, and one that i can comfortably backpack my 1yr old without too much stress on dear old dad. My family and i are planning to go back next weekend to enjoy some of the easier trails together
Sandra L. on Alta Trail And Bajada Trail
I recommend doing this loop by starting on the Bajada (head west) and return on the Alta trail. You don't get much in the way of views when you head east on the Bajada. Another note, when you get closer to the west end of this loop you, take the National trail. It is what connects the Bajada to the Alta, about 3/4 mile.
It was a great hike...we had done it at least 6 years ago or more but forgotten how beautiful it was. Nice to do on a cool day since it is pretty much in the open. Love Fatman's Pass and Hidden Valley and all the beautiful huge boulders along the way.
I am not sure that I would quite rate this as Easy. I would probably say Moderate at best. It is a little hard to find, at the far-southern end of a desert flat extending about 2 miles from the ramadas above 15th avenue near Dobbins to the foot of the mountain that climbs up to the National trail. From there, it involves a substantial hike to the trail above. If you hike 2 miles to reach it, and then chug your way to the top, you have put in some work. If you come the other way, maybe from Holbert, across National, and finally yo Ranger, you may find relief. Either way, don't look upon Ranger as just Easy.
Claire S. on Telegraph Pass Trail
Took my dog out on this trail on a Sunday at about 3.30/4pm. It was really beautiful and I decent work out. I made it to the top and back down in a little over an hour. It was extremely busy though which is why I marked it down two stars. If you don't mind loads of people, this is a great trail but if you prefer it to be more empty and fewer people, not the trail for you. Not really sure if I would do it again unless it was early in the morning.
LaGreta T. on Hidden Valley Trail Via Mormon Trai...
Fantastic climbing rocks, views from start to finish!