Garden Valley Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews
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Garden Valley Trail is a 5.6 mile loop trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
672 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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12 days ago

Fun Trail & scenic

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18 days ago

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1 month ago

Amazing views!! Breathtaking! I wouldn't rate this one moderate though, it's fairly easy. Will definitely do this one again!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Good hike lots to explore along the way in the washes and canyons, some steep sections but nothing too bad.

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1 month ago

Gorgeous hike! We took the advice of some online comments and did this hike clockwise, but would definately do it counter clockwise the next time so we near the end of our hike in the beautiful, cool, canyon creek bed where we can take a break and have brunch. Either way I feel is about the same amount of difficulty (which is almost none). The only hard part for us was staying on the trail at some parts where people have gone off, but using the map provided here as a guide helped us at least stay close enough to follow where we needed to go. 10/10 would recommend and do again.

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2 months ago

7 months ago

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7 months ago

Most beautiful trail I've been on!

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7 months ago

8 months ago

best part is Hackberry spring. super cool water oasis in desert.
requires a bit of route finding

8 months ago

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8 months ago

We loved this hike! It was easy, beautiful and relaxing. You can read about the hike in full detail here:
http://thetrailsofjeffandcharli.blogspot.com/2017/04/garden-valley-trail-tortilla-flat-az.html

AND... we were 2 of the people that Marti ran into that day (see her comment below! What a fun coincidence to read her comments here!

8 months ago

What a perfect hike! Everything is so green. The weather was amazing. We met a few other hikers, but it wasn't overcrowded like many other trails are on the weekends. Trail is a good variation of different terrains. We brought the dog and she had an awesome time, particularly splashing in the creek. We even saw a gila monster. Our only complaint is that the trail isn't marked well--we accidentally took a couple of detours, but we enjoyed the bonus miles!

8 months ago

Trail a little hard to follow. Easy when it's on Second water, but around the springs difficult. Beautiful place to rest in shade by springs and the flat garden area on the loop is restful. Take lots of water to stay hydrated.