Explore the best hot springs 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.
Stephen B. on Pine Creek Trail
Great views and a short but fun downhill hike.
This is and it isn't a loop. The White Rock Canyon trail (to the right or north) is a gentle defending hike through the canyon with cliffs on either side and soft sand footing. It's beautiful. Ends at the Colorado River. Contrary to other posts, it's no easy matter to connect and find the Hot Springs trail. It is not well marked and scrambling is required. Depending on the time of year you may find various wet conditions. If you do this hike as a loop walking the Canyons first then you need to ascend a 20 foot ladder, and again, it may be wet, slippery or within a waterfall. Once there, the springs await. Do not just jump in. Ameba warnings are posted and enter through your nose. The hike back on the Hot springs trail is all uphill.
The Tonto Natural Bridge is a fun getaway from Phoenix! I have been coming here since i was a Child and I love it! Come on a weekday and there's hardly anyone here! A pleasant trail down to the river where you can take pictures of the cave and waterfall. If you have good shoes and sense for adventure, go through the bridge and back up the other side. Just watch your step, it can get very slippery! The sign says to follow the arrows, but there aren't many arrows placed to follow. Make sure not to climb to high, as that's the wrong way! Jump from rock to rock to get to the other side! A must for visitors in the area!