Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

What a great loop trail! I did it clockwise; it was such a treat to be high enough in elevation to be able to walk through and past many juniper trees on the way up, a different experience from my last many hikes around Phoenix. The trail was easy to follow, especially when you keep an eye out for the cairns strategically placed. What great scenery! So varied, so may wonderful vistas. As others have said the trail is smooth in many parts, but is also quite rocky in others, as you might expect. Loved it!

A good little quick hike. Perfect for a quick fix.

Beautiful desert landscape. Did it as a trailrun. Only minus: some target shooters.

9 hours ago

No place to park.
It’s in a housing community.
Did not want to park in front of someone’s home.

the entry fee is $2 if you bike in. the day fee for a car is $6.

11 hours ago

Fantastic hike - somewhat technical at times, mild at others; lovely flora/fauna, beautiful rock, great views of Phoenix as well as a few peaceful valleys to explore.

Beautiful easy hike.

Starting from Mountain View Park at the north end of 7th Ave, this is an easy going 5 mile loop. It would be an excellent trail run.

15 hours ago

Took the dogs, it’s a steady incline about halfway through, but a beautiful view and well maintained trail.

One of my all time favorite hikes. How crowded it gets depends on the time you arrive. I started the other day at 8am and there was no crowd. The crowd really comes in after 9:30 or so. The earlier you start the better since there is little to no shade in the afternoon. Bring plenty of water (it's always smart to bring extra). Be prepared for a challenge!

19 hours ago

BEAUTIFUL! Steady incline and wonderful scenery. We're new to hiking so this was a great trail to increase our abilities. We would do this again! So beautiful.

great hike

it's a tough incline for the first two miles. very little traffic. saw a giant jack rabbit! the trail isn't maitenenced wear hiking shoes the whole loop of about 8 miles. at the top of the second peak is the flag make sure to open the Folgers can and sign the book :)

Beautiful hike, the creek was amazing & clear like the name, but there is a place into the hike where you can't cross the creek so it will cut the round trip hike to about 2 miles. Still very picturesque w/lots of red rock bolders...The drive getting to the Trailhead is difficult, a high clearance vehicle with rock type tires are highly recommended.

Great views as you gain elevation, and hieroglyphs are worth the effort.

A great day hike. Only slightly challenging at times.

trail running
1 day ago

Rock part of trail slowed down the run and trail signs aren't the best but it's an awesome trail.

Great hike that we did the last part of the day, just making it back by sunset. Took us just over 2 hours. As it's a loop, scenery is constantly changing. Fantastic rock formations as you circle round the back of Courthouse Butte. Very pleasant January day, I imagine this is very hot in summer and should be tackled early doors. Not steep at all, just a few inclines to deal with. Highly recommended. Bonus... we went back to same trailhead (The one for the Bell Rock climb) next morning for sunrise. Almost no one around and was just gorgeous as the sun lit up rocks all around.

Great hike! Parked at Mescal trailhead and took mescal and Chuckwagon trails to Devil's Bridge trail. Wonderful views and much better than walking the dirt road the 4x4s and Atvs can go on. Last part of trail is a series of rock steps. Steep but doable, perhaps with a rest or two for us not so young and fit. Payoff is terrific. Wonderful sandstone arch and great views. Trade cameras with others to get a pic on the arch if so desired. We went midweek January day,
Mid day / early afternoon. Only about 10 people at the arch at any one time, better than weekend crowds we'd heard about.

Beautiful view of the lake from the top!

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