Best trails in South Mountain Preserve

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Looking for a great trail in South Mountain Preserve, Arizona? AllTrails has 93 great hiking trails, 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 78 moderate trails in South Mountain Preserve ranging from 1.4 to 16.5 miles and from 1,135 to 2,555 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Hidden Valley Trail Via Mormon Trail
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
There are many trails in this area that are worthy of more hiking. The Hidden Valley loop offers interesting tunnels, dry waterfalls, and a squeeze through Fat Man's pass. While it might be tempting,Show more
#2 - Holbert Trail to Dobbins Lookout
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Start out at the main entrance to South Mountain and make a left past the vistor's center. Go to the end of the road to the beginning of Holbert Trail. Get to the top and make a right to Dobbins LooShow more
#3 - Mormon Loop to National Trail Loop
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
Mormon Loop to National Trail Loop is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used Show more
#4 - Telegraph Pass Trail
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Easily accessible, short, in-town hike. Popular for joggers and dog-walkers. Short enough to be great for kids, but still offers rewarding views of metro Phoenix. There are bathrooms and water locatedShow more
#5 - Javelina Canyon and Ridgeline Loop Trail
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Javelina Canyon and Ridgeline Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numShow more
#6 - Acer Summit Via Mormon Trail
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Take Mormon Trail to the highest nearby point accessible by trail. Acer Summit takes it's name from the Latin word meaning sharp and strong and gives a nice sense of achievement with gorgeous views.Show more
#7 - Pyramid Trail
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
Pyramid Trail is a 6.2 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 activity optShow more
#8 - South Mountain National Trail
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 16 mi • Est. 7 h 56 m
The National Trail crosses South Mountain Park from the east to the west ends and intersects with most of the other trails in the park. A very scenic hike with moderate ups and downs along the way. MoShow more
#9 - National, Mormon and Ridgeline Trail
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
National, Mormon and Ridgeline Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tempe, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used Show more
#10 - Ridgeline and National Trail Loop
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
Ridgeline and National Trail Loop is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number ofShow more
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