Papago Park Butte Loop

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Papago Park

Papago Park Butte Loop is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tempe, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. 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: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 118 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

running

partially paved

views

wildlife

no shade

hiking
6 days ago

Easy trail around the perimeter of Papago Park. Was bored with the trail so I took several detours to see more of the cool rock formations.

Great trial! Little shade

bike touring
14 days ago

Beautiful for riding your bike Different types of terrain, you can also ride along the river trail

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
27 days ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Great hike! It recorded at about 2.05 miles because parts of the trail were very bushy so I avoided and took the more rocky/up and down paths instead. Overall great hike. Barely “ran into” people. Low trafficked right now.

hiking
1 month ago

Nothing to rave about ... but it is close to the house, easily accessible tons of different trails... so great for a run.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a fun hike! Lots of people tho, and dog poop. Other than that it had pretty views.

hiking
3 months ago

Great for kids

running
3 months ago

Combo of 5k loop and side trails, hard to stay away from busy roads but great scenery :)

recorded Papago Park Butte Loop

hiking
3 months ago

Good monkey park

hiking
4 months ago

Nice bike , but tons of dog poo. Like obstacle course amounts. Some was even bagged and then put on the side of the trail. There are sections that stunk with dog poo.

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

Nice walk. Doesn’t require hiking boots. Children and wheelchair accessible with some dirt trails that were easy going. Multiple places for short uphill one way to buttes with pretty views Very easy to easy trails

hiking
4 months ago

So fun and pretty! Lots of fun ways to make it your own. It’s populated but I enjoy that for taking breaks and people watching. Taking the large outer loop is very flat and beginner friendly, but again, tons of inter trails if you prefer more up and down exploring.

4 months ago

no challenge what-so-ever, not my type of hike.

Nice easy walk around the Butte

poorly marked. kept going to the wrong trail ,but it's hard to get lost

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

My favorite quick easy hike for visitors — interesting rock formations and you get a panoramic view of Phoenix

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

If I took a shot for every piece of dog poop I saw on the trail that wasn’t picked up by the owner.....I’d be getting my stomach pumped 50ft in. Also, there were so many paths it was hard to tell where you were supposed to go. Maybe I’m just dumb but I tracked my hike to see how far I walked and when I checked the app, my hike looked like the tree of life lmao Overall easy hike though. Lots of people so if you’re a girl that is afraid to be kidnapped this is the hike for you. Too many witnesses for the kidnapper to get away with the crime

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

All the paths on this “trail” map don’t really seem to exist. It doesn’t particularly matter because, as other people have said, it’s impossible to get lost in this park. Papago Park is nice if you are in a hurry or stuck in the city but there are much more beautiful places to go that aren’t that much further. It’s not really what I would call a “hiking” place at all.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail ...well maintained ....offers excellent views and a gradual grade

running
6 months ago

Looked for this trail yesterday and couldn’t find. Found it today by accident, a lot of fun, looking to run it again tomorrow.

hiking
6 months ago

We love hiking and geocaching around Papago! Best caches around thanks to Schooner!

hiking
6 months ago

Good easy trail, you just stay along the outskirts of the mountain the whole time. There are only a couple steep parts but that’s it, so I would say this is a perfect hike for someone who wants a good couple miles in that’s not too hard.

hiking
6 months ago

Gorgeous little hike in Tempe area. Not that exciting but it’s a great place to walk

hiking
7 months ago

Recommend for a nice city hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Super awesome! Great views!

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