Explore the most popular kid 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.

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12 hours ago

I had a blast driving along the dirt road to this small, quaint spot. I climbed up to the small cavern and then down into the trench below the bridge. The only problem is... the trail is flooded out (at least what they App showed me was the trail). Because there was no trail I just climbed around and snapped some pictures. It’s amazing how small you can feel staring up towards the sky at the mountain tops. I wouldn’t recommend this for an actual hike but maybe a spot to check out and have lunch.

First hike I ever did and now do it routinely. A bit crowded on weekends.

Great trail! Not a hard hike, but great views and good trails!

on West Fork Trail

13 hours ago

One of my absolute favorite hikes in Arizona. This hike is a go to year round and especially nice in the warm weather when you’re able to enjoy the water.

15 hours ago

Great trail and easy trail. The Hieroglyphics are pretty cool to see. There wasn’t that much water when i was there but after a good rain it would awesome to see. 90% of the trail was even, and easy to walk on. Gradual incline but nothing crazy. Kids can easily do the trail. Can’t wait to go back!

15 hours ago

I started out today on my way from Piestewa Peak Park to Tatum Drive along the L.V. Yates (8), but not having done that in quite a while, I was a little bit unsure of how to go, so when I came to the Ruth Hamilton (8B), I turned off and headed back to the park. I had not even gone quite as far as I thought, but gave up and turned back. That's kind of the tail end of the 8B anyway, and involves a bit of a climb up to the peak. From there it travels down to the park, along a narrow trail with tricky footing. The 8B is quite a fun trail.

Great Hike! Almost no shade on the trail though, so the sun can be brutal

We did this today, but via National Trail at Buena Vista Lot, and it was great. Made it to Fat Man’s pass and turned around.

19 hours ago

The hike is steep in certain parts, especially towards the top. It's pretty gravelly/rocky; wear hiking boots if you have them and it will help on the way down. The cave had an awesome view!

Fun hike! Get there early if going on the weekend because it gets busy.

What a great way to spend my morning! The hike part was very nice. The last part before you make it to the cave is a little challenging but very do able. If ever need a morning to see this beautiful desert we live in ... the view from the cave was way worth the hike! Pack snacks and make sure to have water.

Great hike. The hieroglyphs were incredible

Went in the early morning, around 7 am, it was still nice and cool throughout the whole hike. It was pretty rocky but manageable. Had a beautiful view of the valley and was lucky enough to watch a hot air balloon float by!

23 hours ago

Love this trail! It is well maintained and easy to follow.

A must-do. It’s not really a hike and it’s great for children. It’s a Phoenix landmark.

It’s a high trafficked Trail. I took my dog, and she loved it. It’s great for families, as well. VERY HARD TO FIND PARKING. You have to have good luck from the parking Gods to get in that tiny lot.

Great hike! It definitely will get your heart pumping.

Absolutely beautiful hike. Definitely a good workout. I’d say it’s on the harder side of moderate because of all the rocks. Lots of people recommend looking back, definitely do so! Breathtaking views as you get higher and higher on the mountain.

1 day ago

I enjoyed this hike. I wouldn’t call it moderate in difficulty except for the rocky nature of the hike. I’d go again if I lived closer but it wasn’t a hike that I’d travel from the east valley to do again.

1 day ago

Good hike very easy .. it’s a long walk good scenery

We really liked this trail. It's pretty easy like the description states. It was really informative - I loved reading about the slide. Went on weekday later afternoon and we had the place to ourselves. Really nice views with some big neat rocks. Trail is well defined, well marked and pretty wide. Dogs loved it. Good for their paws, just watch for cholla. Really happy we chose to slow down for the night and give it a go!

Watched the sunrise over horseshoe bend this week. Absolutely amazing. Very few people there at that time, but by the time he sun came up it was packed already. Recommend going early.

Beautiful trail! Parking was very limited. Had to park a couple miles out on a road in a residential area, but the additional hike to the hike was worth it.

Very nice trail. Good signposts. Lots of people. Safe area for lone hikers. Incredible views of the valley.

lots of traffic, easy and well marked

1 day ago

very short, nice view...steep

Sneaky hard trail. Good Stuff!!

Easy to get to and works for a variety of people.

Loved everything about it. Short but sweet. Great for kids, I took all five of my kids and even my two year old did great!

This is our fourth trip to the Sedona area. This hike was by far the best we have ever been on. Magnificent views all around. It was not that difficult of a hike. Highly recommended!

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