Double Butte Loop Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

1 day ago

Little too heavily trafficked for my taste, but a nice place to catch a sunset

hiking
12 days ago

Pretty scenery but very hard to follow, even with the AllTrails app up. Basically, everything that you think would be the trail is not, and everything you think would not be the trail...is! You are better off just wandering wherever your heart takes you.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, easy but felt like a good workout for me as a beginner

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy first hike of the season with Girl Take a Hike! 40 plus Women!!!

walking
1 month ago

Less of a hike, more of an enjoyable walk for the dog! Pick a route, any route. Not much of a trail in the beginning but super enjoyable to climb up the rocks.
5:30-6am is a great time to sit and watch the gorgeous sunrise before winter starts, we’ll be back for sure!!

hiking
1 month ago

This is an easy trail with some mild elevation to keep it interesting. Short enough to do even in summer weather in Phoenix. Make sure you bring plenty of water, as there isn't much for shade (though there is a water fountain at a pavilion along the way).

Biggest detraction is that it is very poorly marked. We had to rely on the map in this app to stay on trail and even then it was a challenge. On the positive, because the landscape is open desert, it's easy to see where you've been and where you're headed, so you're not likely to get lost.

Great trail for beginners or those who just want a quick outing. Despite being a holiday, it wasn't crowded so while we saw other people, there was no unintended company.

1 month ago

Double easy nice for bike.

hiking
2 months ago

Whether you like this trail depends on what you prefer. If you don't want to see a lot of people and prefer a more challenging hike nearby, review trails in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. It's not paved and a lot of people like biking here. But I like this trail because I have so many sentimental memories around this loop and in this park. Because it is easy to walk and easy to find and at a central location in the East Valley, I visit this trail annually. Bonus is the amphitheatre located on the north end of Big Butte Loop. I sometimes bring a yoga mat to this and practice on the pavement for a little while.

3 months ago

Careful!! First I went to the hole in the rock just to see it and Hurt’s tomb. The landscape was beautiful. I was very excited to do the butte trail. Unfortunately less than a quarter mile in a woman came over and informed myself and a couple of other hikers that our cars had been broken into. Our windows were smashed in and our personal belongings were stolen.

5 months ago

Fun 5k run!

5 months ago

Pretty trail. Nice views. Kind of difficult to follow. Easy to get off the trail without knowing it. The trail was pretty flat for most of the way.

hiking
5 months ago

Early hike! This is an easy trail (if you are not climbing the butte). My favorite part is where the stairs are at! Also the views of the butte.
Went with 3 kids and they enjoyed the hike

walking
5 months ago

Pretty good hike. Very easy but something to take friends or family to without going far away. The construction off behind the golf course was loud but if you take your headphones I didn’t notice it anymore.

6 months ago

First time mountain biking. Used this trail to break in new bike. For beginners, its a great trail.

6 months ago

Nice easy hike. Great start to our family vacation.

7 months ago

Easy hike with little portions of elevation. Great for dogs and children.

hiking
7 months ago

Roughly an hour loop including times I made a wrong turn and/or stopped for pictures. Got way too excited seeing a jackrabbit along the trail.

7 months ago

trail not marked clearly with 5 near red rocks and part closed due to golf course expansion . How sad

hiking
8 months ago

It was an easy trail but really difficult to follow. When you begin you can follow the posts labeled “5” but as you get closer to the red rocks, the posts aren’t labeled anymore.

hiking
8 months ago

Great with the dogs, beautiful too

hiking
8 months ago

They look great from the road, fun indentures to climb in, but the trails aren't very challenging, unless you create your own up the mountains, but the entire park seems to be littered with broken glass. I don't understand what is going on there, never seen anyplace in Metro-Phoenix that looked this way since moving here? A great easy trail for folks looking to just take a stroll or ride their bike or run around. Also a lot of bees towards the top of the mountains in various crevasses.

walking
8 months ago

Last Sunday, I attempted to do the Elliot Ramada and Double Butte Loop as described in the book "Take A Hike: Phoenix". The trail was supposed to be marked with a number 5 but I didn't see one anywhere but on the mapboard. I would have had a hard time anyway since when I walked over from the zoo, I didn't see any indication which ramada was the Elliot ramada. It was fortunately not too hot yet so it was a good day for wandering around and, of course, the Hole in the Rock was beautiful, but it would have been a better.experience with more markings or some which were easier to find and follow.

This local hike was a very easy hike during the day in January. No shady areas along this loop, except a shelter at the parking lot and in between the buttes, so a hat was needed. There were paved paths for the 5k Loop and dirt hiking trails intertwining with some of the mountain bike paths so you can pretty much make up your own loop path off or on any one of them, including two options to go to the summit of each butte.
Free parking. No restrooms.

9 months ago

Easy trail around the rocks. Markings are a little poor with all of the bike crossovers. Still perfect to have this in the middle of the city.

walking
9 months ago

This was a fun easy walk with lots of alternate paths but all in open view. Very easy trail taking you around both buttes and giving you the opportunity to climb up if you desire. Saw mostly birds, a good size jackrabbit and lots of scat on the section near the golf course.

10 months ago

Went on a nice easy hike with our dog. It went very well. Super easy.

hiking
10 months ago

Very confusing but beautiful trail.

walking
11 months ago

Great view at the top. Very easy

hiking
11 months ago

Easy peasy. Good for a short hike. Beautiful at sunset. We like it because it’s five minutes from where we are staying. Lots of garbage and dog poop though. :(

11 months ago

Not too exciting. Lots of dog poop in the beginning and garbage throughout. There’s a lot of people on the trail but it’s an easy hike. The buttes are, of course, beautiful.

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