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

hiking
11 days 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.