Old Man Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Old Man Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles 1417 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers



Ranger Office Phone: (602) 262-7393 Hours for all trailhead areas and entrances: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (entrance gates close). Trails remain open until 11 p.m.

14 days ago

20 days ago

If you follow the wash it's beautiful!

1 month ago

Nice hiking trail, but hard to locate from residential street and where to leave the bike path to start the hike. Will do this another time as my wife and I loved it. I had to use GPS to locate trail from the time I left the vehicle until I left the bike trail.

1 month ago

No place to park near the trail head

trail running
4 months ago

Can't really understand the folks who have said this is a well-marked trail. I would have never been able to follow it without the gps on my phone. I was trying to trail run and didn't enjoy this trail as it was very tough to follow and required lots of bouldering. If you really enjoy quiet, slow, difficult hikes this is probably for you. But if you are trying to run or if you want to follow a trail that is reasonably easy to follow, I don't think you will enjoy this one.

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11 months ago

I thought this trail was pretty challenging and difficult to find. The directions just take you to a residential area. From there you have to find an entrance to Desert Classic trail and then follow Desert Classic to Secret Trail and then you will see an unmarked trail. It is a great challenging hike and I really enjoyed it. I will definitely go back to hike it again.

11 months ago

1 year ago

Great little night hike with some great wildlife in the area. Easy trail to follow even at night, absolutely one of the best marked trails in the area.