National to Hidden Valley to Mormon Loop

EASY 17 reviews
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National to Hidden Valley to Mormon Loop is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from November until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.3 miles 926 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
5 days ago

This was a really fun Trail! Great balancing rock formations, spectacular views, and it offers a variety of terrain difficulties.....one spot was not for the "short-legged" like me! Make it through "Fat Man's Squeeze" to enter "Hidden Valley". I couldn't get over the absolute stillness and silence. It was a silence that I've never experienced before!

6 months ago

7 months ago

Fun trail with lots of interesting rock formations. Love fat mans pass and the little tunnel. Some parts of the trail were hard to find without the app.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

There were some really tough parts for my out-of-shape self. Also, we thought we were doing the Mormon Loop only so when my FitBit tracked this at 6.4 miles I was really confused.

1 year ago

easy to do!

geocaching
1 year ago

Great trail!! Definitely can lose some weight!!

trail running
1 year ago

I love this trail to jog on. It is difficult in spots so I have slow to a climbing pace, but then it levels out and back to a jog. I love the views from numerous spots on the trail. Highly recommended.

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

This is a very nice, fairly easy hike. Took the National trail from the Buena Vista trailhead and looped around on the Hidden Valley trail. Nice views of the Phoenix valley. Fat Man's Pass at the top of Hidden Valley is fun to try to slide through. The trail through Hidden Valley is a bit hard to follow and involves some boulder hopping. Just follow the contour of the wash to stay on track. At the bottom of the valley is a rock tunnel. Outside the tunnel are a few petroglyphs. This is a good hike to take your out-of-town visitors.

hiking
3 years ago

nice little hike. didn't like the first mile walking down a dirt road but once on the trail all was good. went on sunday and was crowded near trail head. the further we got down the trail the less crowded it was. had lunch at fat man pass (hidden valley) and didn't see anyone until we left. nice hike. nice petrographs along road but vandals messed them up.

hiking
4 years ago

This trail is actual The Hidden Valley Via Guadalupe Ridge. It was a beautiful day out the hike was pretty easy until I turn off the trail in Hidden Valley. I head south on a trail that was very faded. I came across a cross that someone had left for a fallen hiker. As I worked my way to the top of the ridge I connected with the Guadalupe Ridge Trail from here on out it became more of a work out which I enjoyed. Great views from the North and South Valley areas. I will do this one again soon

hiking
4 years ago

Easy - gives nice view/sample of the area