Sears Kay Ruins Trail

EASY 21 reviews
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Sears Kay Ruins Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Sears Kay Ruin offers the visitor a glimpse of a distinctive lifestyle that existed long before Columbus. Self-guided 1-mile loop trail will take you through Hohokom Ruins. The site of Sears Kay Ruin was first occupied about 1500 AD. Point of Interest along the Great Western Trail. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stay limit 1 day, day use only, no trailers. Please help us protect our national heritage. It is a priceless and a non-renewable resource. To report looting or vandalism at this or any other archeological or historic site please call 1-800-VANDALS. 3 Ramadas w/ picnic tables & grills, trash service, no drinking water, paved parking for 8 vehicles.

14 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great short hike going uphill on the way to the ruins. Cool to get a little history lesson and would be a great short hike for kids that don't want to go far (like my kids). There seem to be a bunch of trails that go off in different directions once you're up there so alot to explore.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is an uphill trek but is a clean trail with gorgeous views, minus the power lines. Not many people at all! To see the Ruins follow the trail to the left and go up! The trail to the right will not go to any Ruins that we saw. The parking lot is small, no fees, has a bathroom too with covered picnic areas.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail to hike, very easy for little ones. It will be too hot to hike for the summer months without water.

hiking
3 months ago

It's a good trail. We had the opportunity to see a rattle snake and a gila monster along the way. I think the best find that I haven't read or heard anyone talk about is the face on the rock of the photo I uploaded. its on the lower left side of the rock. I didn't see it before and now it is all I see.

4 months ago

4 months ago

5 months ago

I really enjoyed this easy and quick hike to the ruins. The views from top were beautiful BUT the high tension wires really take away from the natural beauty of what could be absolutely gorgeous views....thus my 3 star rating.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easy hike to see some history. Well marked and great for kids.

5 months ago

5 months ago

nice little leg stretching trail

6 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

easy trail

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

This is a relatively easy trail to 1000 year old ruins of a Hohokam Pueblo. The trail is well marked and lots of signs provide historical info.

hiking
9 months ago