hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

birding

nature trips

wildlife

trail running

kid friendly

dogs on leash

First did this trail when I was a child on a field trip from a nearby school. It was my introduction to the beauty that is Squaw Peak and the Phoenix Mountain Preserves. This should be one of the first trails to take people visiting from out of town. It's relatively easy and short. Just watch out for snakes and other wildlife.

It is a virtual stair master, but is definitely a good workout as long as you stay out of the heat.

Easier hike than Echo Canyon, steps make it easy.