Scarlet Canyon

EASY 33 reviews

Scarlet Canyon is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona 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.

3.0 miles 754 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

washed out

Neighborhood trail part of the Phoenix Parks and Rec department but one of the lesser known trails that remains officially unnamed. You can go around the mountain or over the mountain. Mostly flat with lose sand and gravel. Makes mountain biking a challenge. There are some hills and boulders to navigate and the ascent up the mountain is very rocky. Lots of coyotes and jack rabbits in this park but I've never seen or heard of any snake sightings - still, i know they are there.

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1 month ago

There were no trail makers. Without the map on line it would be hard to follow the various trail branches. The trailhead could have at least a map and area overview.

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4 months ago

It's a great little hike for us when time is short.

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9 months ago

I take my dogs no problem and it's pretty dead weekday ams so it's nice. tons of unmarked trails so I explore allowing my hikes to range from 2-7ish miles. to small an area to get seriously lost, off the original goal trail for sure though! Simple nice & quiet.

9 months ago

Unmarked trails. Definitely got lost. I took my dog with me and I don't recommend that. There is some rock climbing evolved if you actually want to get to the submit. It was a definite disappointment.

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10 months ago

We went up the center summit, down the back, around half the mountain, back up the higher summit, and back down.
Positives- super close, good workout, pretty flowers, super quiet
Negatives-not sure where to park, unmarked trails (we did get a little lost), would not do it alone

10 months ago

Fun trail! I got to practice some trail running. You can make it as long as you want with some fun inclined to the tops.

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11 months ago