Papago Park Butte Loop

MODERATE 68 reviews
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Papago Park Butte Loop is a 2.3 mile loop trail located near Tempe, Arizona. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. 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

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

not much of a challenge.. had to jog it or venture off and go up mountain side without paths just to feel my heart rate increase. Over all pretty though.

1 month ago

Great hike, and beautiful scenery. We were able to enjoy a rare rainy day in June. I can't understand why people will not clean up after their dogs, the trail had alot of dog crap on it.

hiking
3 months ago

..this time i took my kids and their bikes in the evening to see how well they'll do on the paved trail..&& they actually did great..they enjoyed the mountain views and was happy they didn't ave to actually climb anything tonight..sn: they were knocked out sleep..being active has some great perks for parents..lol

3 months ago

Great park!! Fun place to explore, hike, and enjoy! Loved climbing the rocks for great views 360 degrees. Very busy on the weekends but park is big enough doesn’t matter.

3 months ago

It’s fun to rock climb the mountains

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty straight forward most part ... I really like this place it's beautiful!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trails, but some construction going on, so part of the Big Loop is closed. No big deal... just walked a slightly shorter path.

hiking
5 months ago

A nice confidence builder for people thinking of doing harder hikes in the area or just want to get outside. A nice compliment to visiting the botanical garden.

Very nice walking path. Easy hike

7 months ago

Great hiking outing... I liked that you could very much personalize the difficulty that you want to accomplish. The official trail is super easy, almost flat, with great views around the bottom of the buttes. Now, I don’t know if it’s officially sanctioned to be able to go off the trail and climb up the buttes, but several hikers were and there were no signs saying not to. There are a myriad of unofficial-looking trails and ways to get up various parts of the buttes that provide a much more difficult (and fun) workout!

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail. Little bit of trash from other people.

walking
7 months ago

I can’t see how this is rated “moderate” difficulty - it is a very straightforward granite path with minimal elevation changes. For what it is, it’s great, but it is more an in-town walking or jogging trail than a hike. You can hear and see cars (and often smell exhaust) and buildings around the entire thing.

walking
10 months ago

Easy going trail...nice park to relax in after your work out..

mountain biking
Friday, April 07, 2017

Not fond of Papago. Just not a pleasant experience, decent trails but very dirty. There is even sections where groups of homeless live. Would do it if close. Y but not worth the trip there

hiking
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Too close to my apartment not to take advantage of this area as often as I can. Not as congested as Hole in the Rock. Has everything, easy 5K trail around the mountains, and if you need a better work out there's some good steep mountain to climb with nice views, especially to watch the sunrise/sunset.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

This was a perfect trail. Our 2 year old hikef the whole thing by himself. Back/right side of trail is super easy and gradual incline. Short and really fun. Lots to see around there. Beautiful area. Definitely will go back again!

hiking
Saturday, December 17, 2016

I'm new to Phoenix and am fortune enough to have this beautiful park, right in my backyard! Great place to hike up the mountains and watch the Sunset! Absolutely breathtaking views! I highly recommend anyone to check out these mountains!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Great for a walk around! Or we climbed up on top of the buttes but it's pretty and lots of trails! Good for a run!

hiking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Great desert setting. Fairly easy walk. Climb to the top nit to difficult but great view.

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