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hiking
12 hours ago

This trail is awesome for our little kids 2,4. They need some help on some parts but have made it walking. Also, super great that Usery has a playground right around the corner from this trail the kids like to play at.

hiking
13 hours ago

This trail was easy and simple. Beautiful desert scenery with mountains. Nice way to
Simply get out and about.

power trail get your cardio going for am hour

This trail was gorgeous, and its easy to see why it was so popular! That said, the Hidden Valley portion of the trail should be for VERY experienced dogs only, as there's a fair bit of scrambling and difficult areas to climb up. We had to carry our dog across a ledge at one point, and when we decided to turn back for her sake we ended up needing to put her in a lap and slide down a boulder. She's 45 pounds, so a bigger dog might have had an easier time with it, but I do NOT recommend the Hidden Valley trail for dogs!

on Pinnacle Peak Trail

4 days ago

Great views and very well maintained trails and facilities. The hike is rather too easy but a good one still.

This is a great trail if you want to bring your children. I also recommend this trail for anyone just starting out.

Loved this one!!

This is a GREAT trek. We started on the Mormon Trail and made our way to the Hidden Valley Loop.

Great easy walk with views of downtown and the mountains beyond.

Nice little hike just north of Downtown Tempe! Perfect for when you need a little escape. Get off the trail and relax up in one of the numerous rock cutouts/caves.

The trail was awesome, but our truck was one of three vehicles broken into today. We’ve learned that this is a common issue in this area. Be advised.

The trail is located at the very back of the drive into the peak. The views are really great and there's a healthy amount of vegetation to admire along the way. It's very well marked, and though there are some intersecting trails, it's easy to keep on the right track.

Really easy, short, and pretty hike. For all age groups!

Very easy, Very busy. Went on a Thursday and it was crazy busy crawling-with people but it was a beautiful day the views are spectacular and is in the middle of Phoenix and Scottsdale so very easy to find.

Very busy with a lot of families and kids. Easy enough walk to location. Hard to get any good photos with so many people in a tight space

Nice walk with some cool views. Decently marked but if you get off the trail it’s easy to connect with another one or find your way back to your trail.

on Blevins Trail

mountain biking
15 days ago

Short and sweet ride. Pretty views of the Superstition Mountain. Watch out for chollas!

Decent little walk. Pretty crowded.

hiking
15 days ago

Real nice park. Trail was well marked, path relatively flat, and sand/gravel. It goes in a loop. Park fee is $7. Lots of parking areas, restrooms, and Ramada’s.

hiking
15 days ago

Love the views - and a great workout. We like to time ourselves and aim to beat it (but stopping to take photos always slows us down!). Only negative - can get busy. Avoid weekends ideally - locals use it for fitness and lots of tourists. Maintained non smooth path. Great place to take people new to area.

Hidden valley is the perfect name for this gem of a hike! We knew we wanted to see Fat Man’s Pass but were pleasantly surprised with the scenery, tunnels, smooth/sliding rocks. This was a nice change of scenery from the other Phoenix hikes we’ve done. We also saw a hawk! We got there in the afternoon and parking wasn’t an issue for us in the lot but it was clearly very busy a few hours before since there were a mile of cars down the road

This is one of my favorite hikes in South Mountain Park. it's a bit of an incline, but well worth it for a quiet stroll through Hidden Valley. Better foliage in spring, but great year-round for a quick hike in the city. Highly recommended!

Very busy but the view is pretty amazing! Great trail for families, kids, and anyone looking for an easy hike to a neat view!

Nice hike with pretty views. There were signs up for the twelve days of Christmas which was a nice touch and the trail was very nicely maintained. The only downside for me was this was a pretty heavily trafficked trail and we had to keep stepping aside for joggers. Other than that, I really enjoyed this hike and would definitely do this one again!

awesome view and nice hike but far too many people. I literally thought I was going to be pushed off the top of the thing with the overload of people.

Great little 3.5 mile hike! Not terribly steep, and incredible views. The only downside is that it was pretty crowded.

Perhaps the worst signed trail I have ever used. Impossible to find half the trail. Paving is only a short distance. Kids liked rock clambering, though.

This is a pleasant trail, perfect for a beginner hiking... steep on some areas... easy mostly..and beautiful on top.. short and sweet hike.

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