Rainbow Valley Trail North Loop is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Goodyear, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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
This hike located near the rodeo arena in the beautiful Estrella Mountain Regional Park is great for a fitness hike or trail running. There are many ups and downs along this trail as you traverse the mountainside. When you make the turn onto Toothaker portion of this trail you will go in and out of many washes. This hike is full of wildflowers in the spring! $6 per car entry fee to the park.
This trail is referred to as Rainbow North Loop trail. It is a beautiful trail, even better in the spring with the widflowers in bloom. Gets you back into the Estrella Mountain Park area where you will have views into Estrella Mountain Ranch area as well as Tres Rios golf course. Encountered 3 bikers, 2 trail runners and a handful of hikers on the hike today.
We did this in a counter clockwise fashion but can be done either way. Begin at the Rainbow Valley trailhead behind the rodeo arena, turn left onto Dysart Trail, turn left onto Toothaker trail and then right into the parking lot. Despite what the current map on here says, this is a 4.8 mile loop. Accurate trail info is shown in my recording.