Hidden Valley Trail Via Mormon Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop 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.
dogs on leash
Mormon Trail to Hidden Valley is about 4.2 miles long and located near Citrus Hills, Arizona. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 2-4 hours. There are many trails in this area, worthy of more hiking. The Hidden Valley loop offers interesting tunnels, dry waterfalls, and a cool squeeze through Fat Man's pass. While it might be tempting, it is not recommended to hike off trail in this area is it is very difficult to make any progress and easy to lose sight of the trail. Given the close proximity with Phoenix, you should be ready to share this trail with many others, especially on nice winter weekends. Bring your camera as there are many opportunities for great photos. Enjoy your hike!
First mile can be tiring due to uphill climb. But once you get to the top it's a great loop.
This was a great hike! The hidden valley loop had lots of variety and beautiful scenery.
It was a fun trail. I'm glad I didn't bring my dog, as the first part was quite a climb. My two 16 year old nieces came with and enjoyed the scrambling.
Exactly as advertised. Moderate difficulty, pretty views, and takes about 2.5 hours. A perfect morning of hiking!
Best place in the city to not feel like you're in the city
Great day for hiking. This is a great hike. Looking forward to doing it again soon.
Hidden Valley Trail made me feel like I was on a different planet! The rocks and wilderness are incredible. On Mormon trail, there's a .5 mile stretch that is pretty steep. Power through it! The rest of the hike is pretty easy after that as the terrain plateaus and the city disappears. Magical. The tunnel is super cool. Love it.
Pretty easy hike, only took one Nalgene and was just fine. Was on the lookout for critters, didn't spot any, saw a coyote though!
Loved this trail :)
Moderate trail with beautiful views!
Beautiful and so much fun. Great rocks to climb on all over the place, tunnels, amazing views. I loved it.
Nice, season depending, easy, also busy season depending
Loved this trail. Centipedes, chipmunks, rabbits, lizards, yellow birds, orange dragon flies & not to mention the beautiful AZ Desert landscape. Fat man's pass was an interesting experience. In addition, the sights in Hidden Valley are breath taking. Completed these trails in about 2 hrs.