North Mountain National Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily 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 from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The 44 trail part of it is awesome, small trail, very rocky, a little scrambling and great resting spots if you like to climb a little. I'm not much of one for paved trails (the north mountain side), but the paved side is a great night hike or easy workout route.
Quick moderately difficult hike. Perfect if you want city views and a decent workout in an hour!
I think I would really like this trail but it wasn't what I expected. I've been to the top of N. Mountain before but I got there from 15th and Peoria. This one was so steep at the beginning and I wasn't prepared at all for that so I just turned around and went back. This was my first hike since the weather has gotten nicer so I think I need to build up to that again. So tomorrow I'll go to the other side that I know and tackle this one again when I get a little more conditioning.
Nice moderate hike, been twice and its my favorite!
Crowded and not a fan of paved trail. If you get off the pavement then there are quite a few one offs to enjoy and away from the people if you like more the serenity style. Quick up and down in 25 minutes if you just do the paved.
Awesome hike that anyone can do
Good in-town hike and fairly close to home. Crowded most of the time, but parking isn't a problem. Good views of the valley and nice homes and resorts! The paved parts are nothing, and takes away slightly from the hike. I go the complete loop because the rocky desert part of the hike is much better. Go around clockwise for a bigger challenge!
Amazing moderate hike! Used to live next door to this mountain and I loved hiking it every week!
Easy trail good for beginners still get a good exercise
The trail was quite easy for me to hike. Mostly hiked at night and a few during the day. Beautiful oversight of Phoenix and surrounding areas.
The trail was challenging to make it up to the top, especially, when you begin the steep side of the moutain. The view at the top is amazing. Its intriguing to see where the mountains and cities start and begin. It was easy coming down because the road is made of pavement, which makes it easy to relax while walking down.
to the top, your all most there
Great for starters! Awesome view!!