L.V. Yates Trail (#8)

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L.V. Yates Trail (#8) is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.7 miles 797 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding


wild flowers



40th St. loop 8/100 is a 3.1 mile trail located near Phoenix, Arizona. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Awesome trail, hiked it in total shade! went out at 6am in the summer and finished the trail right as the sun come over the mountain.

5 months ago

quick but still challenging! in the early morning the trail is shaded too

7 months ago

8 months ago

Great for a quick hike to make you feel energized. Not too crowded but the fellow hikers are pretty cool.
I always leave having a great appreciation for my Arizona backyard.

8 months ago

good trail with kids

8 months ago

It's a great hike. Steep and rocky in areas.

9 months ago

We always did this at night and came from the Squaw Peak parking lot several varied ways.

9 months ago

9 months ago

Good if you are interested in scaling up & down a hill. The view on top is nice. But overall a boring/short hike.

11 months ago

Hiked today with my daughters girl scout troop of our annual hike...we really enjoy the trails here...different levels of difficulty for all ages!

1 year ago

Good, quick little trail that gets the heart-rate going. Easy to do before sunrise on those hot summer days. Trail is on the west side of the mountain and gets good morning shade. Get there early on the weekends if you want to park in the lot.

1 year ago

I came looking for Quartz Ridge Trail, and I found it, but I didn't take it. Instead, I just continued along the trail from the 40th Street Trailhead parking lot, and then climbed up to Two Bit Peak. The trail to the peak is a fairly difficult one, cut out of sharp rocks and climbing steeply to the top. It calls for some careful stepping, and, at least for me, a couple of rest stops along the way. There are actually two peaks. The one to the south is really just a cluster of fallen down boulders with no clear trail to the top. It can be climbed, but if you are like me, you will appreciate the many hand holds along the way. I held on, but nearly grabbed hold of a cactus one time when I stumbled! The peak to the north also climbs steeply, but with a clearer trail to the top. The peaks might climb to 3,000 feet, and both offer great views of Squaw Peak, Camelback, and even the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale. Probably on a clear day you would see Four Peaks, but not today. All in all, a great and fairly challenging hike.

1 year ago

Very nice trail. Hiking here twice a week.

2 years ago

Interesting, rocky trail wit beautiful morning feel. moderately strenuous. the views and scenery gives the uplift to keep going. Good hiking shoes a must as you have to look where you step.

3 years ago

This trail is amazing. It's definitely fit for grown kids (10+) but wouldn't recommend it to younger ones! Saw lots of 7ish kids crying their sweet faces off towards the peak. Also, don't attempt this with a stroller! Other than that, very doable, great workout, great views!