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Best trails in Phoenix Mountain Preserve

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Looking for a great trail in Phoenix Mountain Preserve, Arizona? AllTrails has 79 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 60 moderate trails in Phoenix Mountain Preserve ranging from 1 to 16.7 miles and from 1,282 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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#1 - Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Hikers, walkers, sightseers and runners alike flock to this prominent peak like moths to a flame, drawn here in part because of it proximity to the city of Phoenix. Despite the crowds this mountain caShow more
#2 - Freedom Trail (#302)
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Freedom Trail (#302) is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#3 - Piestewa Peak and Freedom Loop Trail
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Many hikers head for the hills in search of solitude, but if you're planning to hike to the summit of Piestewa Peak you'd do better to bring with you your community spirit - this is a very busy trail.Show more
#4 - Dreamy Draw Loop Trail
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Dreamy Draw Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#5 - North Mountain National Trail
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
NOTE: Half of this trail is currently closed, making this an out and back. Please check with the Phoenix Mountain Preserve for more information.Show more
#6 - Shaw Butte and Charles M Christiansen Loop Trail
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
When you say "North Mountain," most Arizonans know where it is or can find it. When you say "Shaw Butte," it seems like you get a lot more questioning glances and "huh?". Shaw Butte is the other sidShow more
#7 - Quartz Ridge Trail (#8A)
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Quartz Ridge Trail (#8A) is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#8 - Shaw Butte via Shaw Butte Trailhead
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
Shaw Butte via Shaw Butte Trailhead is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a Show more
#9 - Dixie Peak Trail
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Dixie Peak Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#10 - Ruth Hamilton Trail
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
Started with 8A trail head , towards the intersection of 8A/8B and then continued on 8B towards Nature trail (304). And then back to trailhead of 8A. Started recording late - total time is 1hr 40minsShow more
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