Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Thunderbird Conservation Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
18 days ago

Very rocky but excellent views.

if you follow the whole loop- coach whip-ridgeline-sunrise-coach whip, it's more like 4 miles. still a good easy/mod hike

I had a blast. Good trail. Amazing view from the top with benches to chill or meditate.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike, a bit rocky :)

Nice trail for us older folks just starting out

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, quick morning hike, 30 minutes up, 30 minutes down. Probably faster if you're not skittish and out of shape like me.

Wonderful view when you reach the top, plus a cute selfie op with the flag. Saw a bunch of lizards sunbathing and whatnot on the way up.

Definitely bring enough water and a hat, especially in the spring and summer.

Great for dogs too!

Disappointed by this trail. So many other better trails in Phoenix. It's fine if you're looking for something short, quick and easy and don't care much about seeing desert flora - not too many cacti here compared to other places.

An easy, convenient trail I find myself on a couple times a week.

great for a morning hike and perfect to do with family.

1 month ago

Very good hike.

2 months ago

love you Trail walk it with my dog once a week

This park is so crowded, but well maintained and easy to access if you're in a time crunch. There are rocks and the occasional snake, but I do enjoy completing this hike several times a year.

First hike I ever did and now do it routinely. A bit crowded on weekends.

hiking
2 months ago

I enjoyed this hike. I wouldn’t call it moderate in difficulty except for the rocky nature of the hike. I’d go again if I lived closer but it wasn’t a hike that I’d travel from the east valley to do again.

lots of traffic, easy and well marked

hiking
2 months ago

We like to hike this trail during the week before 3:00...weekends can get crowded, especially parking.
Today when we hiked this trail, we only had to pick up 2 plastic bottles, so pretty clean considering there shouldn't be any littering.
Great trail for a good workout...easy/moderate- a little over 3.5 miles... watch your footing- loose rock... Happy Hiking!

Great, quick after work hike. 30-35 minutes up and down.

hiking
2 months ago

OK trail with some elevation, but not enough to get a serious cardio workout. Lots of loose rubble which makes for slippery footing at times. I like to hike this loop, then walk across the picnic area and hike the Sunrise, Coachwhip, Ridgeline Trail. Restrooms and water on site.

2 months ago

Good trail to warm up on or just take an easy stroll.

hiking
2 months ago

Great workout with some elevation. Love the flag at the summit. A lot of loose rock with was a bit challenging but nice trail. Will definitely do again.

3 months ago

Good place to see the sunset.

Been hiking this one for years, and it never gets old. The peak view is decent, but it’s the fun terrain of the trail that keeps bringing me back.

3 months ago

Great easy workout with great view

hiking
3 months ago

great afternoon walk.
LOVE the flag at the summit.
Great to sit under the flag and enjoy a bottle of water.
It's classified as moderate to difficult
don't think I'd go that far.
I personally would say easy to low moderate.
There are loose rocks so wear sturdy shoes.

Nice, casual hike with great views and an American flag at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Enjoyed the Sunrise trail on a mid day hike.
It was a 1.8 mile hike roundtrip and is easy to moderate.
It took us about an hour including stops at the top for photos.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail but bring a hat there's no shade. ☀️

Nice and easy for a family walk.

hiking
3 months ago

good length for a good workout. elevation increase was also good for exercise.

Very leisurely trail, not necessarily moderate difficulty.

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