Hole in the Rock Trail

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Hole in the Rock Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 32 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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recorded Hole in the Rock Trail

hiking
15 days ago

Short but nice view

hiking
rocky
20 days ago

Great short hike, my 6-year-old was able to come through the saddle between the two rocks. During summer bring plenty of water, good hiking shoes, and sunblock. The view is amazing, especially at the top.

hiking
24 days ago

Nice short little hike up with a view of the mountains and city

hiking
25 days ago

Nice easy hike for all ages. Beautiful view of the lake.

26 days ago

Nice little hike with a view. We added on walking around the little lakes. Great little family hike.

hiking
rocky
27 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

I arrived just after an entire bus load of Chinese tourists unloaded. The trail was very crowded and congested with tourists taking photos every three feet. Took away from the beauty and nature. I gave it a higher ranking tho as I imagine it would be beautiful and peaceful on a different day (I went on Memorial Day).

28 days ago

Very short, great view.

hiking
1 month ago

Great spot for a beautiful Phoenix sunset.

Restroom in parking lot. Lots of parking. Very quick to get to the hole. Great place to watch sunset but gets very crowded and holds about 20 people

1 month ago

twas nice day in May to show n share with a special friend who's never been here before! she, WE loved it and will return many times more for the great experience!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little walk. Basically a footpath to the rock feature.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

I wouldnt recommend bringing a dog. pick your time wisely. it was overcrowded at 3pm on a Sunday, but a good hike nonetheless.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy but a great place to take kids for their first hike. After the Phoenix Zoo perhaps!

2 months ago

It's small trail. Very good place during sun set.

walking
rocky
2 months ago

Short trail to a neat look out. Way too many people so you couldn’t even get neat pictures. Could be really enjoyable if it wasn’t crowded.

rocky
2 months ago

Nice, easy hike. Old and young will enjoy. Beautiful views of the Valley in the Hole.

recorded Hole in the Rock Trail

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bugs
2 months ago

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

easy hike up. nice stairs in the hole to get into it. the two year old with us had zero issues. a little slippery because of loose gravel on trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty view but very crowded!

no shade
2 months ago

short hike but not really easy. beautiful view and shaded in the hole with a breeze.

3 months ago

I highly recommend anyone to do this trail. My rambunctious 2yr old boy was able to maneuver it with little help. I also saw quite a few people in the 70-80yr old range.it was a perfect hike for us to do as we were headed back to California.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Loose gravel, not little kid friendly for toddlers etc. super crowded. I’d have ankle issues would not consider this safe with all the loose gravel and rocks. Had to really help my 3.5 yr old up and down bc too rough for her to do and she did end up falling. Need to climb up to get to hole. Pretty. No rail on ledge. We got there and there was an ambulance so it is easy to get hurt if dumb. Super short hike and parking nearby with bathrooms that have running water and toilet paper no soap.

hiking
3 months ago

Views were awesome, went on a monday around 130 and it was so crowded you could not get any good pictures of family w/o others in the frame. The trail is way overused and badly eroded Very short hike

recorded Hole in the Rock Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Easy and quick- pretty view at the top. Busy

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike with fabulous views.

hiking
3 months ago

It was obscenely crowded at sunset on a Monday. There were almost as many dogs as people. The dogs wouldn’t stop barking. Maybe at a different day or time it would be more enjoyable. A quick detour.

great place to watch the sunset

hiking
3 months ago

Very short trail and usually busy, but great view! Not too bad today since our Phoenix weather was crazy. I was able to see North Scottsdale snowy mountain tops and it’s was so pretty! There’s more to this area to explore and it’s all beautiful!!

walking
4 months ago

Easy easy trail. I go for the sights overlooking the city, not for a strenuous workout. Beautiful at night and you can watch the planes land at the airport.

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