Mormon Loop Trail

MODERATE 91 reviews
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Mormon Loop Trail is a 5 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.

5.0 miles 1161 feet Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

scenic driving

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

6 days ago

I love this trail if not for the great rock scrambling I do.

21 days ago

1 month ago

Great trail running loop

trail running
1 month ago

Great loop! First time running this loop, but it was beautiful and challenging. Highly recommended!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked about 6.5 miles on this trail, it could go on forever. The earlier you go the better, try and beat the heat! Made it to Fat Mans pass and Hidden Valley, both a must see. Will be coming back.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

I loved this trail, I'll definitely do it again, however I'll go a lot earlier and I'll bring a lot more water next time because it gets really hot!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

What a fun and challenging hike so close to the city. Hiked on a June morning as the sun just came up. Went at a moderate pace and really enjoyed the city views and the mountain air.

hiking
3 months ago

I came through from Ridgeline trail and did 1/2 the loop and descent of Mormon trail . . . was wonderful and beautiful except for the last mile. Much too rocky for me. Love Ridgeline

4 months ago

Not the most exciting trail, but there are some cool spots here and there. The forest of Saguaros is awesome. Not well sign posted... easy to get off trail without noticing for a while. Overall a pretty good hike, especially if you're not looking for anything too steep.

hiking
4 months ago

Early

4 months ago

great rocky trail.for a beginner like me,it was an effort to complete the loop,but well worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

Today I went looking for Geronimo, but did not find it. GPS has it at 1865-1869 E. Dobbins but it is not accessible from Dobbins. Taking a closer look at the trailside map later on, it looks like it is accessible from 20th street. Since I was already close by I headed up Mormon. I have done it before but probably not in a year . Good trail . There is some steep climbing and great desert beauty. The cactus are in bloom! I know it connects to Hidden Valley but I didn't get that far. 3.5 miles anyway so not too bad. One of many excellent South Mountain trails.

5 months ago

Scenic. Good climb up. Petroglyphs. Nice view of city. Lots of rocks!

5 months ago

It was all uphill but relatively easy to navigate. Only hiked about an hour in order to get to a nice vantage point from which to see the "valley of the sun". Will do it again.

horseback riding
6 months ago

Beautiful scenery.

hiking
6 months ago

Completed the loop with the home stretch of the loop of our hike reaching hidden valley and then fat mans pass. We were running low on time so we didn't get a chance to fully explore hidden valley or even see fat mans pass but will be back to see it next time! I'm still a little out of shape so some of the uphills were rough but it wasn't too bad of a hike. I enjoyed it (as did the dogs) and the flowers along the trail were an added bonus. My suggestion would be to get there early..we were finishing our hike about 1030am and there were sooo many people coming up we had to stop a lot on the way down. Too congested for my taste at that time...but when we got there it was nice!

hiking
6 months ago

Easy hike, a simple little view, but the cave and slide are cool