Hidden Valley from Buena Vista Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews
#19 of 70 trails in

Hidden Valley from Buena Vista Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from September until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles
570 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running


wild flowers


This is a nice easy hike not very long but a lot of great views all they there and back. You Start at the top of Buena Vista Outlook. You have great views of Phoenix and Tempe.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

This was my first hike ever; a friend of mine wanted to introduce me to Fatman's Pass, which is about 2 miles (1.8 to be exact) into the hike. It was a beautiful mountain filled with breathtaking scenery, voluptuous rock formations, and we even ran into some wildlife along the way (Rattlesnakes, Quail, and Chuckwalla Lizards). The trail is well marked and moderately trafficked, especially on weekends. 10/10 would recommend. Just make sure you goto the bathroom at Dobbin's lookout before you get there, because there isn't a bathroom.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

I didn't take this exact route, but the area was gorgeous. The views and rocks that I had to scramble down really got my blood pumping.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Carol Wedin
It was a great hike...we had done it at least 6 years ago or more but forgotten how beautiful it was. Nice to do on a cool day since it is pretty much in the open. Love Fatman's Pass and Hidden Valley and all the beautiful huge boulders along the way.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Great variation of scenery, with spectacular views of the valley.

Monday, March 14, 2016

First, if this is your first time like it was for me, go slowly on the road to the trail head because there are lots of cyclists and joggers. You start on National Trail. About .3 miles in there was a marker on the ground at a crossroads but I kept going straight and that was the right choice. It wasn't busy (maybe because it's a weekday) and I went early enough that it wasn't hot. Nice view and scenery.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Awesome kids loved it! Free park awesome views n things to see n do!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Took my mother on the trail today. Now that the weather is good, this place is busy. Bikers and hikers are everywhere, but the trail is beautiful.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

First, I love hidden valley. Been there many of times. Enter at Central at the main entrance. Follow it all the way up to Buena Vista lookout. Just look for the TV Antennas. You'll take National trail to hidden valley. you can loop either direction. It a great trail.

On this day, actually found a lost hiker and helped her out and rescued her. How do people hike South Mountain without water?

Thursday, August 01, 2013

It was a beautiful morning for a hike. We had a good rain a few days before and you can see what a big difference it made. Lot of green and some plants blooming just awesome. I seen lots of creatures running around even a Speckled Rattlesnake sun bathing.

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