Young Man Trail

HARD 7 reviews
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Young Man Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. 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.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1007 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

off trail

Non marked trail accessed from Desert Classic Trail. Good climb to the top. West is Mid Life Crisis Trail, East is Scott's Ridge Trail. Can be made into a loop going east or west from the top. Go west to link into either Old Man Trail or National Trail. Go east to link into Chihuahua Trail or continue to Marcos De Niza Trail. None of these trails are marked with signs but are easy to follow if you have trail experience. Great hike at night under a Full Moon. Traffic is light until you link to Marcos de Niza Trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice challenging trail. Difficult to identify which canyon the trail breaks off into due to poor marking. Easily missed the turn ending up backtracking. Some scrambling required as one gets quarter of the way to the top. But what a view once there!!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

I didn't think it was that Hard. Steep but not hard. I took it to Hidden Valley one day. That was much Harder I thought. Because, I kept losing the trail. But it's a great Shortcut to Midlife Crisis then down to Hidden Valley or back to Pima Canyon.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Non marked trail accessed from Desert Classic Trail. Good climb to the top. West is Mid Life Crisis Trail, East is Scott's Ridge Trail. Can be made into a loop going east or west from the top. Go west to link into either Old Man Trail or National Trail. Go east to link into Chihuahua Trail or continue to Marcos De Niza Trail. None of these trails are marked with signs but are easy to follow if you have trail experience. Great hike at night under a Full Moon. Traffic is light until you link to Marcos de Niza Trail.