Ranger Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Ranger Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses and is best used from October until April. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

5.4 miles
1053 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



horseback riding


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I loved this trail. It goes around the mountain. The view is beautiful!!!! Make sure u follow "R" on the posts and urll cross the highway and keep going up and up and up! So worth it! Enjoy! :)

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10 months ago

I am not sure that I would quite rate this as Easy. I would probably say Moderate at best. It is a little hard to find, at the far-southern end of a desert flat extending about 2 miles from the ramadas above 15th avenue near Dobbins to the foot of the mountain that climbs up to the National trail. From there, it involves a substantial hike to the trail above. If you hike 2 miles to reach it, and then chug your way to the top, you have put in some work. If you come the other way, maybe from Holbert, across National, and finally yo Ranger, you may find relief. Either way, don't look upon Ranger as just Easy.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Really beautiful

Friday, March 11, 2016

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Fun and a decent workout. Great scenic overlook if Phoenix.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

I found this to be pretty challenging since it was a steep climb almost the whole way to the top. You are rewarded with sweeping 360 views of the entire region, truly beautiful. Getting here is easy, and there are several picnic tables with shelters at the base of the trail. A great workout!