Explore the most popular Local Parks 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.

walking
6 hours ago

Pretty good hike. Very easy but something to take friends or family to without going far away. The construction off behind the golf course was loud but if you take your headphones I didn’t notice it anymore.

I hiked counterclockwise so I would be on the sunny side earlier in the day. Fun desert trail around the peak with great scenery but in town too. Tough climbs. I would estimate 25% level or close to level hiking, and 75% up and downs. Not so crowded early, but extremely crowded later and going to the peak. Mostly hikers, a few runners, no bikers.

Parking is limited and in a neighborhood. Trail was very hard to find at first. Not marked at all and lots of trails intermix. Once I got started it was a great hike! Uphill climb with great views!

Nice flat walk through the desert

hiking
1 day ago

Felt pretty decent until the mountain greeted us. Steep and semi technical but very enjoyable. Hard is accurate but there is plenty of area to throttle down and rest.

I do this trail every morning before work, its perfect for beginner hikers or trail runners with easy to follow paths and lots of fun hills. Not a lot of clear signs where trails cross, so definitely check the map before your first time out. Great city views.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice hike, lots of wildlife, lots of dog poo right in the middle of the trail. Poorly marked at times, we definitely got ‘lost’ once. Saw a total of 8 other people. Would recommend and will be back for sure!

Fun discovery this morning!

Compared to some of the other hikes in the Valley, the signage and trail markings were a bit more difficult to follow. I was very glad to be using AllTrails for additional direction. The view at the top was fine, but surrounded by cellphone towers and power lines. A definite stopping point would be the old restaurant that burned down - great views of the city and surrounding areas and neat to see the old structure. We went clockwise and it seemed counterclockwise would have been easier for the incline, but a good workout overall!

Great workout. Sadly when u get to the
top; no place to sit and rest your aching legs! Glad we ate before. Still, fun and great views. We are Crossfitters and still were hurting a bit on way up. Down was cake- except it WILL crush your knees and quads. Go to El Encatnto after to rest, have a margarita, and a yummy Mexican dish!

Great park!! Fun place to explore, hike, and enjoy! Loved climbing the rocks for great views 360 degrees. Very busy on the weekends but park is big enough doesn’t matter.

mountain biking
2 days ago

This trail is no easy trail. It has many different 10% ascent/descent valleys and gulleys. It is definitely a moderate trail since they have refurbished this trail within the last 6 mos.

hiking
2 days ago

Did Holbert-National-Kiwanis today. I had done that trail before, but not in a few years. As many hikers know, Holbert is a little bit tough going up. Most times on Holbert, I have stopped at the lookout that is up about 1 mile. Today, I knew I had to reach End of Trail on Holbert, and then continue to National and Kiwanis. It was harder than I remembered! I actually fell off trail on Holbert while traipsing through the desert east of Dobbins Lookout and had to bushwhack up to the summit road, turn left and then hike up the road to the continuation of Holbert and then the link to National West. National is beautiful right there, sweeping within just a couple hundred feet of the radio towers that are visible from all over Phoenix. Kiwanis is essentially all downhill from right there, bringing an easy end to the difficult hike. Cactus flowers were out today! Fun stuff.

hiking
2 days ago

The water wasn’t running but there were some scenic moments. Overall, not bad.

It’s fun to rock climb the mountains

Interesting hike where the river winds through a box canyon with water running despite hot and dry temps. Changes around every corner. Easy walking.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy, soft walk. It's like the neighborhood nature trail. Lots of botanical descriptions and courtesy signage. Great views. Exquisite homes surround the trailhead...

Uphill hike as you would imagine! Short and sweet! Great views! Dog friendly! Nice park in front of mountain with walking path as well!

loved the walk and the sights looking out of the rock were wonderful.

Did this one at night and it was beautiful. Don’t miss the hieroglyphics

Difficult but enjoyed lot

trail running
3 days ago

Well marked and easy. nice views and lots of trail options to improvise. lots of mtn bikers

Great challenge and view.

This is incorrectly ranked as easy. I am a skilled hiker and have hiked all over. The first 0.7 miles are for sure moderate or difficult. It is all uphill and is a cardio and calf blaster. After the 0.7 mile incline, it then becomes a nice easy hike.

Still disappointed by the people who hike here. People blast their music and bring Starbucks. What? You need hiking shoes, Camelback filled with water, and use headphones. Hiking is about nature. Shut up. And enjoy. The end.

hiking
4 days ago

Short hike up a small hill, with small views of the Mountain Park Ranch development and the Fry's parking lot, if you ever wondered what it looks like from 100 feet up. My dog wasn't crazy about the trail, which has a lot of sharp, loose rocks. But it's a pleasant enough jaunt if you're in the area. This trail is on the private property of the Mountain Park Ranch homeowner's association; see the revised trail description for directions on how to find the trailhead and get invited as a guest. :-)

hiking
5 days ago

Fun hike, a bit rocky :)

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