Explore the most popular fishing 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.

birding
12 hours ago

Very pretty little flat walking trails. SO many rabbits, birds and water fowl. Not a hike just a short stroll. Would be very nice place for children.

This trail was pretty unique for being in Arizona. Very easy, great for kids and dogs. Would be a lot better during rainy season. Really hard to figure out which is the trail and which areas are not. You don’t see much of the river from the trail.

Beautiful trail! We moved at a decent pace and it took about 2 hours (in and out).

moderate for sure.

on Water Ranch Trail

2 days ago

Beautiful

Beautiful lake views with moderate elevation gain. Can’t wait to try this one in the spring when the flowers bloom.

Two families, 5 kids under 6 years old and everyone had an amazing time! Truly beautiful and scenic hike through various ecosystems, shaded mesquite trees and towering Sonoran desert cactus. Lots to see and take in, and lovely views of Red Mountain. Will definitely go back!

on Horton Creek Trail

nature trips
2 days ago

Beautiful, easy trail. Elevation may bother you if you are from the Valley.

Rather repetitive, beautiful scenery though! Water levels are quite low.

Butcher Jones trail hugs the perimeter of lovely Saguaro Lake. Steep, rugged slopes and colorful peaks are a gorgeous backdrop to the glistening water. Along with fabulous views we saw a variety of water fowl - loons, buffleheads, ring necks, ruddy ducks, and of course, ridiculous coots. The last mile—a cut across between two arms of the river-lake —we happened on an opening with many active gnatcatchers, bushtit, cactus wrens and black phoebes.

hiking
4 days ago

Real nice hike with super views. Bring your camera! Definitely moderate as the trail is narrow with rocks and lots of ups and downs. Recommend walking sticks. Be sure to arrive at trail with the Tonto Pass. Restrooms available in parking lot.

Sad because spot has potential. Not well maintained. Trashy. Short walk but definitely NOT a hike.

This trail is absolutely great and its hot springs a must have for everyone who wants to stay in - the surrounding area of - Las Vegas!
We hiked the trail on a nice, sunny but chilly day in January and were pretty amazed how warm it got nonetheless while walking in the sun. So definitely not to recommend for hot Summer days!
We walked it counterclockwise, starting with the Arizona Hot Springs and returning via White Rock Canyon. We enjoyed it pretty much, especially the relaxing bath in the hot springs - which are indeed very hot :D
Definitely worth it! We will come back when we are in Vegas again :)

Great easy walk with views of downtown and the mountains beyond.

Nice little hike just north of Downtown Tempe! Perfect for when you need a little escape. Get off the trail and relax up in one of the numerous rock cutouts/caves.

Absolutely gorgeous hike! Highly recommended. Make sure to check out Burro Cove at the end of the Trail for some beautiful views of the Salt River!

Great short hike down to the Colorado river.
There are some steep and reasonably high scramble sections the last km or so that may force people who are afraid of heights to turn around.
Nothing too technical or difficult, but I could see people who arent used to it being a bit freaked out.
Make sure you wear grippy boots, and try and avoid this trail if its damp at all.

Nice walk with some cool views. Decently marked but if you get off the trail it’s easy to connect with another one or find your way back to your trail.

I hike this regularly. Beautiful hike, dogs love the water. Any level of hiker can hike this. In and out as far as you wish. Parking can be an issue on weekends so come early.

Nice peaceful walk through beautiful landscape.

Decent little walk. Pretty crowded.

Great trail - views of Lake Pleasant in distance and some elevation change for 360. Not to rocky so easy, maintained trail.

Nice little flat trail that takes you near the Salt River. If you’re lucky, you might run into the local wild horses, who cross through this area to drink and swim in the river. We saw a few up near the highway, but none down at the river on this day. The reason I’m giving only 3 stars is because 2/3rd of the trail is across 2 inch thick sand that makes the trail pretty dusty, especially if you’re walking with kids or dogs. I had to give my 2 dogs a bath when we got home. I also had to throw my shoes in the washer. Otherwise an easy trail that is pretty fun. Signage along the way gives you some history of the area.

def one of our top 5 fav. it was our first time and we did some side trails so around about hiking 6.5 miles and we had a guid who has hiked and worked there so we were very lucky. it is well marked and with white spray paint in the rocky areas. Some amazing views when on top of the rocks over looking the lake as seeing the surrounding mountains and the lower section is great for bird watching. there are a lot of side trails. it is def a moderate trail if not hard in some spots. there are some easy parts though if looking for a nice stroll or mountain biking and frisbee golf as well as bocci ball court. this is top five favorite trail we have done. there were maps at the parking lot which is 3 dollars to pay to park unless you have annual parks pass.

This is perfect for a first hike with young kids. No cliffs, just scenery and lots of horse poop. We spotted every pile around this loop. Even a few cow pies. We unfortunately missed the wild horses, but it was fun tracking them.

Did this with my kids was fun! Great views!

hiking
17 days ago

Very beautiful hike, amazing views! The trail is very easy, hardly moderate. I packed a lunch and enjoyed it on the water’s edge. I saw wild horses just before entering the parking area, too. Bring plenty of water and wear pants. You’ll need a daily Tonto Park pass from the gas station off of 87, as well. A very active lake, which was fun to be around. I would definitely hike this trail again!

walking
18 days ago

really easy relaxing

very relaxing easy trail lots of birds and bunnies

Perhaps the worst signed trail I have ever used. Impossible to find half the trail. Paving is only a short distance. Kids liked rock clambering, though.

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