Looking for a great trail in Phoenix Mountain Preserve, Arizona? AllTrails has 64 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 50 moderate trails in Phoenix Mountain Preserve ranging from 1 to 16.7 miles and from 1,295 to 2,595 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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nice short and aggressive hike to get some exercise. trail always seems crowded, so be prepared for that. Some trail runners cut corners off trail and end up hurt, stay on the trail for your sake and the trails.

hiking
rocky
8 hours ago

walking
no shade
rocky
1 day ago

Easy walk bring water if summertime

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 day ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

I did 304-8-8A-8B yesterday. a pleasant loop of about 4 miles. Not difficult, really, though 8B calls for a little careful stepping going west over the mountain and back to 304. Good views all around.

I did 304-8-8A-8B today. Quite a little loop. Not really difficult to speak of, though some careful footing on 8B over the mountain is called for. It was about 4 miles in total. Last time I jumped on 8 I got lost! Or not really lost, but still not making my way back. I made wrong turn after wrong turn until I finally stumbled on to the Alternate Summit trail, climbed up to the summit trail, and then mountered down to ground level and parking. There's lots of good hiking in Piestewa Peak Park, once known as Squaw Peak. You can do some mileage and see some sites.

this a great trail. Heavy traffic and lots of parking construction. Very steep at the top. Definitely a rock staircase. Bring lots of water.

hiking
rocky
scramble
5 days ago

Not for someone just starting out but great if you’re looking for a quick out and back in less than 2 hours. There is a little scramble just below the summit and the last 400 ft is a relatively steep incline. Just watch your step and hike easy.

hiking
rocky
8 days ago

For a short hike, this is a challenge for beginners. Much of the trail is narrow, steep, rocky, and with loose gravel. Pushing moderate difficulty in places. Shade on half the trail early in the morning.

hiking
no shade
8 days ago

Well traveled path, you could not loose the trail, if you tried. Some parts have loose gravel, but certainly not bad. Lots of squirrels, some birds.

hiking
no shade
8 days ago

Nice hike, multiple points intersecting with moderate parallel paths.

hiking
rocky
scramble
8 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

a bit hard to follow, but overall a good hike with nice elevation gain.

trail running
rocky
10 days ago

Decent but with a dog it gets a bit tough with no trail markings, I'm okay with figuring stuff out on my own though. Will run until we remember the trail

hiking
10 days ago

Moderate- very rocky, but great views and good workout

Great place super busy!

Hard to believe that there are trails this cool near the center of town!

This is a double black diamond trail. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

hiking
rocky
15 days ago

hiking
off trail
scramble
15 days ago

Perl Charles is the 1A trail. Reach VOAZ either by trailing on the 1A around to the north side of the mountain and then to the VOAZ looking just south from the 1A trail, or connecting to the 1A from 304 as you hike up on the south side of the mountain and then follow the marked connector to VOAZ. Either way, a fun and slightly challenging climb over the mountain.

hiking
15 days ago

This hike is essentially rock stairs for ~2-2.5 hours. Great work out, beautiful views. Started at 7 am (6/4/19) and all of the parking was basically gone. They are building a new lot at the moment. Cannot stress enough to wear shoes that fit you snug and have good grip. There are so many places where you can easily roll/break your ankle. Bring more water than you think you will need and a small snack/electrolytes for all the sweating you will do.

hiking
rocky
16 days ago

hiking
rocky
16 days ago

Goto fitness hike every weekend. Recommend wearing shoes with good grip. Love the view from the top at sunset.

Hell of a trip. Enjoyed it.

hiking
no shade
rocky
19 days ago

Gets pretty inclined at a few points on the mountain, so if you’re new to it, definitely just keep an eye out for those shiftable rocks and there’s is absolutely no shade between 10-2. Also, it’s not very clearly labeled so if you’re not from Phoenix/Mesa/Tempe/etc, just make sure you’re on the right path. Don’t wanna spend extra time in the desert ya know?

This is a great trail that is conveniently located in the heart of Phoenix. At the top, you’ll be able to see a 360 degree view of the sprawling megalopolis that is The Valley of the Sun, North Mountain, Camelback Mountain, and even the Superstitions and 4 Peaks far out in the distance. This trail can be difficult for people who are inexperienced so it’s a good idea to go at a reasonable pace and to bring plenty of water.

trail running
no shade
rocky
20 days ago

Loose rock, bring plenty of water. Great views from the peak!

trail running
no shade
rocky
20 days ago

Now featuring exciting helicopter rides!

So many people, but the trail is wide enough. Great views.

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