Needle Rock

EASY 5 reviews
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Needle Rock is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

wildlife

Needle Rock Recreation area along the Verde River.

hiking
2 months ago

No real hiking paths. We ended up just walking around and exploring. It was nice area but prob wouldn’t go back.

5 months ago

Mostly just a nature walk through a picnic area

hiking
8 months ago

It was actually fairly tough because there was a lot of loose sand to slog through. Didn’t see any horses but saw evidence of them. Pretty deserted early in the morning. Nice drive through Tonto Forest to reach the trail and beach.

hiking
8 months ago

Wonderful area and if you are lucky you will get to see the wild horses in the area!

hiking
8 months ago