'A' Mountain at Hayden Butte

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'A' Mountain at Hayden Butte is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tempe, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

views

rocky

Hike to the 'A' on the campus of ASU in Tempe. Short but steep with a lot of stairs.

hiking
4 days ago

Pretty steep but fun!

easy and causal hike

walking
1 month ago

my 4 year old and I did it in flip flops. great view of Tempe and ASU. will do it again.

1 month ago

I utilize this mountain for a quick cardio session..it takes about 5-10 mins from the bottom to the top of the paved part..u can climb higher using the stairs if you want. I try to do 2-3 up & downs on the paved part only..they have a little paved way where ppl go sprints or walking lunges up. This is kid friendly too. My 3 year old broke her femur..i month out of her body cast she was hiking this with me..at her checkup the dr said her bone fully healed and no physical therapy was needed..

Awesome incline/cardio workout. Great for pictures at the top then you can either hangout a bit and look at your surroundings or head back down. Super quick!

3 months ago

As stated, nice inclined walk for "urban hiking". It's covered in garbage at the top.

walking
3 months ago

not a hike just a nice little walk lots of trash at the top :c

hiking
3 months ago

Short, simple hike. Pretty steep at some parts, but not too bad due to how short it is.
Beautiful view over the city!

4 months ago

Great trail to drink a 40 and smoke a j.

hiking
4 months ago

1-11-2018 Great Incline Workout....Urban Hiking!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice morning hike!

hiking
4 months ago

Solid for views, not really a hike though.

Beautiful sunset

hiking
5 months ago

Easy climb for a view if you don’t like to hike

hiking
5 months ago

Fairly easy trail but steep in some parts. Once off the trail it's rocky in some parts but with some nice views. I did it at sunrise and sunset.

5 months ago

A neat view! Not a particularly challenging trail and with all of the railings and built-in stairs this is less hiking and there isn’t really a summit... just a cell tower with the gate closed. It gets your blood flowing though but again, nothing fancy.

6 months ago

Fun, first hike I did in AZ. Not too hard but steep at times

6 months ago

great for a quick steep hike

6 months ago

Great for hill running or beginner hikers. very short walk but steep incline. Half of trail is paved.

walking
6 months ago

Great work! Be aware the trail is pretty steep. Many uneven steps to get to the peak but great views. Short but yet effective!

hiking
7 months ago

De passage pour le travail ! Parfait pour un coucher de soleil express !!!

hiking
7 months ago

Easy peasy. Good views of Tempe, and even downtown Phoenix from here, and I love the downtown Tempe/ASU area.

trail running
7 months ago

Nice, quick and challenging for an uphill run. Try running without stopping. I prefer running this after getting done with the gym. Even nice to just walk up it.

hiking
7 months ago

It's a semi-iconic walk up a short path that puts you right next to some radio towers. If you are a local I suggest you "hit it and quit it" if you feel left out because you're the only person in your group of friends that hasn't done it.

Definitly not a must do for an actual hiker. Easily accessible from Mill where you can get loaded on the cheap after conquering this "Mountain".

hiking
8 months ago

This is a fairly straightforward trail. I actually hiked it, spur of the moment, with a friend, in sandals and a dress with no problems. It is a really short trail, but there is a great view of Tempe from the top. There are paved sections, which kind of took away from the outdoorsy feel. But it’s good for a quick hike if you’re already in the area. I certainly wouldn’t drive a far distance to hike this trail though.

8 months ago

Easy Squeezy. Beautiful view of the city at night!

11 months ago

Options for steepness/ skill level with multiple trails going up the hill. Perfect for a quick (45 mins) climb.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Good trail. Some big steps on the last part heading towards the summit. If you have knee issues you can do it, but watch your step.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Good beginner hike.

trail running
Sunday, May 21, 2017

nice mountain

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