Hidden Valley from Buena Vista Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Hidden Valley from Buena Vista Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible from September until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles 685 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running


wild flowers


This is a nice easy hike not very long but a lot of great views all they there and back. You Start at the top of Buena Vista Outlook. You have great views of Phoenix and Tempe.

1 day ago

I didn't take this exact route, but the area was gorgeous. The views and rocks that I had to scramble down really got my blood pumping.

1 day ago

Carol Wedin
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.

1 month ago

7 months ago

9 months ago

Great variation of scenery, with spectacular views of the valley.

10 months ago

First, if this is your first time like it was for me, go slowly on the road to the trail head because there are lots of cyclists and joggers. You start on National Trail. About .3 miles in there was a marker on the ground at a crossroads but I kept going straight and that was the right choice. It wasn't busy (maybe because it's a weekday) and I went early enough that it wasn't hot. Nice view and scenery.

11 months ago

Awesome kids loved it! Free park awesome views n things to see n do!

3 years ago

Took my mother on the trail today. Now that the weather is good, this place is busy. Bikers and hikers are everywhere, but the trail is beautiful.

3 years ago

First, I love hidden valley. Been there many of times. Enter at Central at the main entrance. Follow it all the way up to Buena Vista lookout. Just look for the TV Antennas. You'll take National trail to hidden valley. you can loop either direction. It a great trail.

On this day, actually found a lost hiker and helped her out and rescued her. How do people hike South Mountain without water?

3 years ago

It was a beautiful morning for a hike. We had a good rain a few days before and you can see what a big difference it made. Lot of green and some plants blooming just awesome. I seen lots of creatures running around even a Speckled Rattlesnake sun bathing.