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North Mountain National Trail

MODERATE 544 reviews
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North Mountain National Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 675 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

NOTE: Half of this trail is currently closed, making this an out and back. Please check with the Phoenix Mountain Preserve for more information.

Nice, short, hike. Mostly paved trail.

This was a little rockier than I expected. If I do this trail again, I would go clockwise and take the rockier side up. I spent a little time crab crawling but not much. A sure footedhiker would be able to stay on their feet.

hiking
rocky
20 days ago

North Mountain is definitely moderate. The paved part is good for those who don’t want to worry about footing yet still get an incline in. • Clockwise from main lot is harder as the uphill will be rocky with downhill being paved. I went Counter-Clockwise. • Great for kids and dogs if you don’t do the loop • Newly paved and good views of the city • Facilities and ample parking in the main lot

hiking
25 days ago

North Mountain has trails for any level of hiking. If you want a easy to moderate hiking experience this is the place for you. If you want a little more challenge you can also try their more difficult trails. Overall the trails present a beautiful scenery from the bottom to the top of the mountain.

Went counter-clockwise. Great views. Strenuous up, very easy runnable paved down.

hiking
28 days ago

Love the trail challenging but worth it. Each time gets better and the view is awesome. I loved the new paved area.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

recorded North Mountain National Trail

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off trail
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Parking lot off 7th Street is closed. Park at Phoenix Mountain Preserve and hike trail #44, which is steep and rocky and then loop it with North Mountain, which is paved. Great cardio hike!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Very nice short hike. I went up clockwise, I’d like to try counterclockwise next time. Clockwise is paved for the first half. Beautiful view!

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no shade
1 month ago

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Great trail! Beautiful views, free and heavy trafficked. Steep trail with some loose rocks but my 4year old was able to get to the top!

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail. Love the incline going up! Great leg workout.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

This was my first time hiking and I was able to complete North Mountain! it's kind of Rocky but it was real fun and took about two hours up and down.

hiking
closed
no shade
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

The loop is still closed, making this an out and back. I would consider this a hard trail. It is up the whole way to the top and parts you will have to use your hands to climb up. Great workout and beautiful views of the surrounding area.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty steep but very short. A nice view of the mountains but if you’re looking for something more submerged in nature this is not the trail you’re looking for!

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

1st timer, it was rough

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
bugs
closed
muddy
no shade
off trail
over grown
5 months ago

Downhill is fast and fun as you want it to be!!

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