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Best trails in Carefree

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Looking for a great trail near Carefree, Arizona? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Lost Dutchman State Park or Phoenix Mountain Preserve, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Phoenix Mountain Preserve or Echo Canyon Park. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Carefree ranging from 0.7 to 84.5 miles and from 1,807 to 5,167 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Carefree
Top trails (11)
#1 - Pinnacle Peak Trail
Pinnacle Peak Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Pinnacle Peak Park Trail is somewhat of a misnomer. On approach, your mouth almost waters imagining yourself on top of the quirky, turnip-shaped rock seemingly balanced on the 3171 pyramid-shaped mounShow more
#2 - Bartlett Reservoir Trail
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Bartlett Reservoir Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carefree, Arizona that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nShow more
#3 - Palo Verde Trail
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
This hike follows Palo Verde trail 512 along the shoreline of Bartlett Reservoir from Rattlesnake Cove to SB Cove. From early to mid April you cannot beat this for variety of blooming flora.Show more
#4 - Balanced Rock Trail Loop
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
Balanced Rock Trail Loop is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Carefree, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, horses,Show more
#5 - Pima Dynamite Trailhead Loop
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Please note that partial trail closures have been reported for this trail as of 05/22/2020.Show more
#6 - Bartlett to Horseshoe to Seven Springs Drive OHV Trail
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 84.5 mi
Bartlett to Horseshoe to Seven Springs Drive OHV Trail is a 84.5 mile loop trail located near Carefree, Arizona that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trShow more
#7 - Bronco Trail
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 8 m
Bronco Trail is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carefree, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, natuShow more
#8 - Camp Creek OHV Trail
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
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Length: 7.7 mi
Camp Creek OHV Trail is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Carefree, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#9 - Saint Clair Mountain Trail
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 28 m
Saint Clair Mountain Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carefree, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily useShow more
#10 - Maricopa Trail: Bronco Trailhead to Cave Creek Rangers Station
Carefree, Arizona
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 5 h 14 m
Maricopa Trail: Bronco Trailhead to Cave Creek Rangers Station is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Carefree, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is ratedShow more
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