Scarlet Canyon

MODERATE 75 reviews

Scarlet Canyon is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers 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
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

washed out

Neighborhood trail part of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation department but one of the lesser known trails that remains officially unnamed. You can go around the mountain or over the mountain. Mostly flat with lose sand and gravel. Makes mountain biking a challenge. There are some hills and boulders to navigate and the ascent up the mountain is very rocky. Lots of coyotes and jack rabbits in this park.

hiking
7 days ago

I agree with the others who said this is not easy. I figured easy would mean no rock climbing but there is plenty in getting to the top here. Trail is nice though (when you can find it). The three miles turned into about 3.5.. Pretty deserted though, even at mid-morning.

hiking
10 days ago

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14 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Love this mountain, fun for rock hoppin.

19 days ago

Not easy at all, there is a lot of broken glass along with rock climbing and loose rocks. Would not recommend dogs or children on this hike. Hard to follow because there is no trail marks on the trail.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

I have no idea who classified that trail as easy. It is at least moderate. Beside that, very nice hike

hiking
1 month ago

The only easy part is when you walk through a residential area. The trail isn’t marked very well.

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

not marked so it's hard to follow. LOTS of broken glass so be careful with dogs. also, i'd say it's more moderate than easy.

trail running
2 months ago

Absolutely no markers, no clear "trail" at times. Not very picturesque.

hiking
2 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

They claim this is easy, yet following the trail provided takes you up very, very rocky terrain. Don't follow the map, the "easy" part is walking the parameter.

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago