Marcos de Niza & Pima

MODERATE 60 reviews
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Marcos de Niza & Pima is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
403 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

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Good moderate hike near town. Great for an after work hike

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1 month ago

Access this trail from the 48th St Pima Canyon Trailhead parking lot- it opens up right to the rest area!

Love this trail! It's my go to each weekend. Marcos de Niza offers awesome views that reward incline efforts. Depending on the direction you choose, this trail can have varying difficulties. My personal favorite is to take an out-and-back approach from the parking lot without ever touching Pima. It's gratifying to see those steep climbs in reverse. At a fast walking pace, this route takes about an hour or less, with the SW leg being most challenging and the NE return being far less strenuous yet far more scenic. If you're feeling beat up after the SW leg, swing East at the end of Marcos de Niza to loop back on the flat, walk-friendly Beverly Canyon Trail. The easiest way to see the beauty of Marcos de Niza without all of the work is to access it via Beverly Canyon.

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hiking
1 month ago

great, quick hike with moderate inclines... there are so many trails in this area though, one could easily spend several hours here! love this place.

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2 months ago

It's really good for someone without a lot of time. Good quick workout.

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