Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Tonto National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great trail for any level of experience. different paths you can go on all with great views. very easy to get to even with a car!

Probably one of my least favorite trails I’ve done. It’s basically just on the side of the highway so it doesn’t really feel like you’re truly immersed in nature. After you tend to steer away from the highway you’re pretty much surrounded by just suburban homes so there’s no spectacular views. Super easy though.

Great hike with beautiful views! No problems with the trails when following the map here. Several mountain bikers but it wasn’t a problem.

This hike was the perfect challenge for two fairly active people. There were spots that got narrow and fairly steep, but nothing that couldn’t be done in tennis shoes (although I would recommend thicker soles, it’s pretty rocky!) We clocked closer to 7.5 miles. We took clues from people leaving the trail when figuring out where to enter (it’s on the east side of the road from the red rock, just north of the bridge). Absolutely stunning and a great workout. We had overcast & 70 - this would be a hot one if much warmer.

Really enjoyed this trail !

Love this hike with my kids!

Great views on a beautiful day!

hiking
16 days ago

This trail offers a variety of activities. Within it's 10 miles of trail, you can hike, trail run, bike, and even do some basic bouldering. The views are spectacular! Whether it is the overlook of what lies south and south east, with glimmers of the high way. Or you can gaze to the north in awe of nature's beauty.

Glad I brought my walking poles along!

Nice hike, not too crowded, great scenery. Park along the main road.

Nice trail right off US-60. It can be busy in the cooler months. Lots of parking. Great workout, standard small peak including inclines and some boulder features at the top. Overall a solid find.

18 days ago

Walked with grandkids. 4,5and 6 year olds.

Easy loops. Not much of a hike at all but makes for a decent trail run. Safe for the family and you’ll probably even be done within an hour.

Nice hike

Good warm up hike

Great hike. 25 min from Scottsdale. Good MTB candidate

Good trail

Little bit for everyone Some cardio some ups and downs... I like this trail because it’s close and once you hike up to the back of the mountain you can’t hear any traffic and some really nice views. Short route 45 min. Long route 1 1/2 hours.

Second time out exploring this trail system. Went out on Xmas Eve Day and the trail was busy, mostly with Mtn. Bikers. Everyone was friendly and courteous, but this is probably a much better biking trail than it is for hiking.

I would call this more on the easy side of moderate, but there is a bit of a climb around the old mines on the north side of the trail system. I would probably only come back and use this system of trails for a run rather than a hike.

Love this trail, beautiful views of red mountain and the salt river amongst saguaros and flowing desert cactus

Great views of red mountain on this trail. If on foot watch out for mountain bikers!

trail running
24 days ago

This is an excellent running trail. Nice rolling terrain with some decent short climbs. Good views and not too heavily trafficked. Lots of mountain bike use, but everyone I encountered had a solid sense of trail etiquette. The north end of this loop has the most aggressive and technical sections but nothing un-run-able..

hiking
24 days ago

Pleasant little hike, most of which is flat and easy for little kids, but you can also make it more challenging for bigger kids by climbing up to the peaks; the names of the trails (High Point, Huff and Puff) are good hints which are more challenging.

Pater if you see this, had fun hiking with you!

hiking
25 days ago

Fun and easy morning hike. Beautiful views.

Easy to moderate. Nice family oriented.

this was a pretty easy trail. there are a few parts that are tougher, and will get your heart rate up, but they're are also plenty of areas where it feels like your just taking a stroll. I would put this at the moderate end of easy. there are pretty views of the superstitions too.

Nice easy hike

hiking
1 month ago

Lame! Litter and cow dung and graffiti and no real trail. It was actually kind of gross. This was a serious disappointment.

hiking
1 month ago

I didn't have any expectations for this hike after reading some of the reviews. The trail head was just down the hill from the bridge where we parked. It was a clean trail with no signs of feces except for a pile of horse droppings about halfways through. Not crowded at all and the mountain bikers were all very friendly. It was a easy hike with plenty of areas to sit and enjoy the scenery or take a rest. Although not needed since this is an easy trail. Will definitely do this one again. There aren't many signs to keep you on track but if you make notice of the ones you do see, you will have no problem keeping on the loop.

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