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Best trails in Deem Hills Recreation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Deem Hills Recreation Area, Arizona? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Deem Hills Recreation Area ranging from 1.4 to 7.3 miles and from 1,496 to 2,037 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Circumference Trail to Ridgeline Trail Loop
Deem Hills Recreation Area
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
Please note that the restrooms are currently closed due to COVID 19. The main park entrance is in the Stetson Hills community near 51st Ave and Happy Valley Rd. The trail itself is nice and well cut through the desert but be aware that it can still be pretty loose in places. For an average hiker it's a very nice hike but for a beginner there are inclines that might seem a bit tough in places, especially if you head up to the summit using the Ridgeline Trail. The summit has nice overlooks where you can take some pictures and is challenging enough to be worth the effort.Show more
#2 - Deem Hills Circumference Trail
Deem Hills Recreation Area
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
#3 - Deems Hill Ridgeline
Deem Hills Recreation Area
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
#4 - Circumference and Ridgeline Loop
Deem Hills Recreation Area
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
#5 - Deem Hills East Trail
Deem Hills Recreation Area
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
#6 - Palisade to Basalt Trail Loop
Deem Hills Recreation Area
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 45 m
#7 - Circumference Trail and Basalt Trail
Deem Hills Recreation Area
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
#8 - Deem Hills Inner Loop
Deem Hills Recreation Area
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
#9 - Basalt, Palisade, and Circumference Trail Loop
Deem Hills Recreation Area
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
#10 - Basalt, Ridgeline, and Circumference Trails
Deem Hills Recreation Area
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m