Explore the best dog friendly trails in Arizona with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
7 hours ago

Bring Water! is a beautiful hike and is a great way to see this area of the country. Recommend doing the trail clockwise. Working it counterclockwise as I did you end up hiking over half the distance and then have a rather vertical climb to come back down three gradual descent.

Either way you go remember that the last half mile is uphill because your first half mile is downhill.

There are few places where you cross river beds and it is hard to find where the path is.

There will be no phone or internet connection for 99% of the hike so download map before and bring a paper copy.

Very few places with shade to stop, so take ite when you can.

The views are wonderful and it was wonderful being out of communications core a few hours.

Be aware, this is less traveled, almost stepped on a local...snake.

hiking
14 hours ago

Did the Horton-Highline-Derrick LOOP. Long, but doable, very peaceful. Spring water COLD, refreshing, drinkable. Highly recommend. Get out and hike!

Plenty of room to wander

Plenty of room for the wander..

hiking
3 days ago

9/17/17 ~ 57 M hiker - Drove up from the valley with GF and pooch for this day hike. Easy access to the trail-head via the well maintained FR. Half dozen cars or so at the trail-head and a number of campers spread out in the same area. We had company up the first leg till the turn off for the spring, from that point on we had the trail to ourselves. Beautiful day and gorgeous shady hiking, a nice change from hiking in and around the valley. The trail rises slowly and continually and then hits a couple of steep climbs that will get your attention. The trail end is anticlimactic as there is no vista for picture taking, just the convergence with the General Crook Trail and Rim Road. But the journey is still worth it. Was more challenging for me than I thought it should have been after reading other reviews.

5.5 hours out and back with a 1/2 hour lunch and rests.

hiking
3 days ago

off road driving
4 days ago

you share the one lane road with lots of pink jeep tours. beautiful views at submarine rock and chicken point. you need at least a 6" lift and a good suspension do go down the more difficult section called "the steps".

hiking
4 days ago

This was an easy trail, lots of rock outcropping along the path. Wild flowers, small animals and a cactus along the path. Met one other hiker at the trailhead and 3 mountain bikers along the path. The path at times revealed an old two track. Great for morning walks or just to get out. I had my daughters dog with me today as well.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice trail for a great workout. A variety of rocks and a sandy wash on the trail. If you want to avoid the boring first flat mile(ish) when entering from Warpaint, start at the Buena Vista trailhead. Walk until you get to the bottom of the largest hill (trust me, you will know when you get the bottom) then turn around and head back. Makes it about a 3.5 mile hike. No mountain bikers on that portion of the trail. Although I found all the mountain bikers to be friendly and accommodating to hikers. I also found poles to be most useful on the trail.

Challenging yet rewarding trail. Keep going up to the east once you reach the col. There is a red mailbox at the highest point. Breathtaking views. Saw a desert tortoise and tarantula on the way up. Recommend trekking poles for the descent. My wife and I made the summit in a little over 2.5 hours.