Explore the best trails near Apache Junction with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



wild flowers

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips


trail locations for Apache Junction, Arizona

Trail was great lots of branch off trails to challenge everyone. Some steep declines not very suitable for kids. I rode my bike 3 1/2 miles out hiked 3 mile loop and then 3 1/2 miles back on bike the 10 mile journey took about an hour.


The view throughout the hike was beautiful. I'd probably rate the trail moderate to difficult due to some areas, but overall...it was a great trek.

3 days ago

I loved this hike! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for views, a workout and some solitude.

3 days ago

The road to the trail head is a little rough but can be done in a car if your careful and slow. I agree with others I would not take a non 4x4 back here after rain. The hike is great not too strenuous, lots of great mountain views.
Here is a link to the 4 part video series I made for this trail. More hikes to come soon.
Meridian Trail (Bailey, Colorado): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo0ve7COZT-5qv4TyYDdmik3eLUsjyXCZ

4 days ago

Long and hard

It was a beautiful hike, got to see a Jack Rabbit and a Great Horned Owl.

6 days ago

One of the most rewarding hikes in the valley. Strenuous but well worth it!

6 days ago

Hiked this a few years back vary challenging very fun hike so worth the view! Bring lots of water and a snack for the top!

Worth the hike.

rock climbing
7 days ago

Will kick your ass, but awesome view at the top makes it all worth it.

8 days ago

Tough. Start early and trekking pole advised if you have knee problems. Gorgeous!

Great steady uphill and slippery downhill with the loose rock. We love this area and the views!

11 days ago

Awesome morning hike! Loved the scenery. Easy to moderate hike. Well marked trails and would do it again.

Overall a very fun hike! Definitely worth it when you see the view!

My fave trail in the metro area. Always a great workout!