North Mountain National Trail

MODERATE 308 reviews
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North Mountain National Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
780 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
7 days ago

1-9-2018 Nice Incline workout

hiking
11 days ago

Good hike and grea views from the top. It was difficult for me but i can imagine there are more difficult.

hiking
29 days ago

I would rate this hike as more than moderate. It is pretty steep on both ends and the loose rock can be a real ankle twister. The views can’t be beat!

1 month ago

I prefer going up the trail side (south east side of the mountain) as there are far fewer people plus you get more of a leg workout. the walk down the paved road (north east side of the mountain) is a nice way to cool down after.

The trail was a little more on the difficult side of moderate. We brought our pup with us. She's a smaller dog, and it definitely isn't a trail for a small dog. Would hike again, but definitely without the pups.

2 months ago

this is a great trail. we had a fantastic day hiking this Thanksgiving morning. My Lil Shih-tzu Daeny absolutely enjoyed her hike..

Great starter trail for a week of hiking! A bit more paved then I expected, but the elevation was a challenge! Good hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Love this trial nice and easy but can get your heart rate up

3 months ago

great hiking trail

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is nice and not bad. I don't think it's that hard. Not many people on the trails which makes it even nicer!

hiking
5 months ago

Love this trail ! The view at the top is my favorite!

walking
6 months ago

Fairly easy hike, paved trail with great view at the top!

hiking
6 months ago

The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department along with the Project Team would like to invite you to attend a project open house to learn about the North Mountain Access Road Improvement Project.
Where: North Mountain Visitor Center - 12950 N 7th Street
When: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 6PM—7PM

8 months ago

Steep and fast. It's a really good workout.

hiking
8 months ago

The North Mountain Tower Road Improvements will begin soon, and will require temporary trail closures. Keep informed by e-mailing the project team at northmountainproject@gciaz.com or calling the 24 hour Project Hotline at (623)825-3444. Public meeting date to be announces soon. join the project mailing list at www.surveymonlkey.com/r/northmountain

9 months ago

Love this hike! I've been hiking nearly everyday for the past few months, never gets boring!

9 months ago

Nice paved trail for the family. Always crowded with kids and people with pets. The parking lot is small and the pavement is very bad near the top so be careful if you go at night without a light.

hiking
9 months ago

I love this trail due to convenience. It's easy to travel on if you go up the paved sections. The inclines are steep in parts, good heart-rate inducing percentages, a real good workout, especially if you jog or run up those steep parts, or do the trail a couple of times. Nice views, nice people, can get crowded, especially the parking lot to the paved entrance.

The bigger parking lot starts off as a rocky trail which leads you up to the paved portion, that section is fun and a great starter.

9 months ago

really steep

hiking
9 months ago

Ouch. This baby doesn't even ease you in. It was just straight up! Well it felt like it to this out of shape girl. We followed the paved path so we didn't get to do the actual loop. Great workout and leg burn of your just trying to get into shape from the couch.

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