Explore the most popular birding trails near Buckeye with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

love this trail. I do it usually 3 times a week. nice and relaxing with a hard switchback section ( if you start to the south). going up to the summit is a bit of a narrow trail and steep but the views are worth it.

It was a very nice morning hike and not very many people at all, probably due to the rain during the previous night and still overcast skies. Most of the trail is easy to moderate and only slightly difficult on the optional summit portion. The whole loop took us a little over 2 hours, which included many photo stops. Great views throughout the hike. Would definitely go back and do again!!

Did this one on New Year’s Eve in the rain. It’s a gorgeous trail, as are all the trails I’ve been to at Skyline. The trek to the summit was doable and I’d love to come back. I didn’t technically do the whole loop, because at some point after the summit I got turned around the way I came, which actually made the trail longer.

Beautiful views at the peak. Good trail, does narrow as you come closer to the peak. Took 2:15 minutes to hike from starting point at entrance small parking area. Quartz-mine trail

When driving into Skyline Park, you can park at the 1st stop sign and pick up Quartz Trail there, or park at the Discovery area. This trail doesn’t start where the majority of the other Skyline trails start. With that being said, this was a really nice hike. There didn’t seem to be many people on this trail. Great incline headed up to the summit, a real good work out. I definitely benefited from having hiking poles as there was quite a bit of gravel once you start the Javelina portion. The view was well worth my effort. I highly recommend this trail and would do it again.

hiking
20 days ago

There are better ways to access javalina summit trail. I recommend parking at skyline regional park and use an alternate trail instead of going off park district. You don’t see anything and you’re hiking on an atv trail.

Awesome

26 days ago

Scenic, fairly easy, short uphill portion, that is easy to follow. Took my wife and 2 hours.

hiking
27 days ago

Really good morning hike! Amazing view! easy enough to get through in the early morning.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail starts off simple enough. Then gives you a good workout. Offers some spectacular views. It’s worth it to get to the top. A great hike overall! I would hike this trail again.

Great hike! Beautiful views and today’s weather was perfect.

Great hike with good elevation changes

This trail is nice, had a section that is moderately difficult for a beginer hiker, but can be done.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike for all levels; beginner through expert.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice, fun hike for those desert views. A moderate climb, with the switchbacks really making your body work. We did the optional summit climb, a little steep but worth it for the views. Nicely situated park without looking in neighborhoods like other hikes I have been on. Lots of trails here, picnic table areas and clean restrooms. Recommend this place!

hiking
2 months ago

First and foremost, it's free. I'll never pay to walk around in nature. Overall not too bad, though the increase in elevation can get a little steep at times, especially on some of the switchbacks. The terrain gets quite rocky in some places. Not sure if that is normal for this area, it's my first trail in Arizona. The views are ok, though there's not much to look at except scrub brush and cactus. And it's only 3.5 miles if you don't do the little out and back at the top. All in all, not a bad little hike.

Easy hike until you trek the summit.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, went clockwise, did the hike to the Vista as well...definitely worth it!

off road driving
5 months ago

I guess this place could be fun if it was muddy but sense it hardly rains it was okay. There was a little hill that was little amusing halfway through the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Its an amazing hike. The trail is easy to follow

hiking
6 months ago

One of my regular go to’s because it’s close to home. Love the trails at Skyline, this one in particular. Great workout and a very rewarding view from the peak. Worth it! Well kept, clean, easy parking and easy to get to. Dog friendly, please pick up after them. :)

nice cool day, nice trail , well maintained trails and trailhead park, fresh water bathrooms.

Nice hike.. our dog enjoyed the views too

Nice hike.

Wonderful, beautiful free area for all levels of skill. We'll kept trails, plenty of maps throughout the trails. Highly recommended it.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy

hiking
10 months ago

My wife, kids (9,11 and 13) and I really enjoy this trail as it provides the right amount workout and difficulty for all. We seem to prefer counterclockwise and save the switchbacks for our decent. This was the first time going to the summit as part of our prep for Camelback. The extra 270 ft of elevation wasn't bad at all and the view was a nice treat.

We hiked clockwise on this exposed terrain loop where the steep incline switchbacks lead to the Vista View trail. The effort to the summit was the same as the switchbacks. The desert mountain panoramic views appeared greener after the recent February rain. The east side of the loop was easier than the west side climb because of the natural downhill momentum and gradual decent. Enjoyed this midday hike!
Free parking. Nice restrooms.

hiking
11 months ago

Such a beautiful park with great trails. The trails are well marked and wide and well maintained and the area is surrounded by mountains. My favorite park in the area. Best of all it is free to get in and parking is good as well as nice restroom facilities. This trail is moderate and there are many offshoots to get onto other trails and tailor your hike to your distance

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