#5 of 41 state parks in Arizona

Best trails in Silde Rock State Park, Arizona

458 Reviews
Explore the most popular trails in Silde Rock State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Slide Rock State Park is a historic apple farm located in Oak Creek Canyon. As one of the few homesteads left intact in the canyon today, Slide Rock State Park is a fine example of early agricultural development in Central Arizona. The site was also instrumental to the development of the tourism industry in Oak Creek Canyon. The park is named after the famous Slide Rock, a stretch of slippery creek bottom adjacent to the homestead. Visitors may slide down a slick natural water chute or wade and sun along the creek. The swim area is located on National Forest land which is jointly managed by Arizona State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service.

Show more
Map of trails in Silde Rock State Park, Arizona
Park information
Acreage:
43 acres
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Contact
(928) 282-3034
Helpful links
Top trails (2)
#1 - North Wilson Mountain Trail
Silde Rock State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(291)
Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 5 h 36 m
The trailhead is located at the Encinoso picnic area next to the bathrooms. There is a $5 fee for the day to enter.Show more
#2 - Pendley Homestead and Clifftop Nature Trail
Silde Rock State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(166)
Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 30 m
Walked the length of the slide rocks. Has changed very little in 55 years since my first time there.Show more