Rainbow Valley Trail North Loop

EASY 19 reviews

Rainbow Valley Trail North Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Goodyear, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

3.8 miles
515 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running


wild flowers


This hike located near the rodeo arena in the beautiful Estrella Mountain Regional Park is great for a fitness hike or trail running. There are many ups and downs along this trail as you traverse the mountainside. When you make the turn onto Toothaker portion of this trail you will go in and out of many washes. This hike is full of wildflowers in the spring! $6 per car entry fee to the park.

4 months ago

Nice trail. Pretty easy. I would say 5 miles though.

6 months ago

A moderate hike, not too many hills but my GPS showed us hiking 4.9 miles, not 3.9.

Friday, April 07, 2017

nice easy hike. moderate inclines/declines. highest elevation was about 1180ft above sea level so not to crazy. good views of Goodyear and the Estrella Mountains. nothing over exciting with the views but still good landscapes. be aware this 'loop' uses 3 different trails to complete the loop. start on rainbow then take a left on Dysart trail and another left once you get to toothoker trail to head back.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Great trail to view the wildflowers in the Spring. In early Mach the hills are blanked in yellow and white flowers, in late March the Cactus come alive.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

This trail is referred to as Rainbow North Loop trail. It is a beautiful trail, even better in the spring with the widflowers in bloom. Gets you back into the Estrella Mountain Park area where you will have views into Estrella Mountain Ranch area as well as Tres Rios golf course. Encountered 3 bikers, 2 trail runners and a handful of hikers on the hike today.

We did this in a counter clockwise fashion but can be done either way. Begin at the Rainbow Valley trailhead behind the rodeo arena, turn left onto Dysart Trail, turn left onto Toothaker trail and then right into the parking lot. Despite what the current map on here says, this is a 4.8 mile loop. Accurate trail info is shown in my recording.

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