'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
255 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.

4 days ago

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

13 days ago

great for a quick steep hike

15 days ago

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

walking
18 days 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
27 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month 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
1 month 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".

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2 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.

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2 months ago

Easy Squeezy. Beautiful view of the city at night!

hiking
2 months ago