Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

hiking
2 hours ago

Nice trail through pine groves. Mostly level with just enough ups and downs to feel like a hike. Some sections are difficult to figure out without the map and areas are pretty rocky. Lot of cleared areas.

hiking
3 hours ago

This was a moderately hard trail for us, mainly due to the distance and the heat! Gorgeous views, and the water was amazing! Cold but it feels super refreshing after the 3.5 mile trek. My husband and I both brought a camel pack and an additional hydro flask so we had enough water for us and our dog... warming if you are bringing a dog. It’s pretty hot for them. There is an area where the trail is black... if burned our dogs feet and we had to carry her on the way back. She has been on several hikes before, and has tough feet... so beware of that part. The rest of the trail isn’t too hot on the ground but that crumbled black rock was no good!

Extremely difficult bring lots of water and get ready for a challenge and a great reward

Solid hiking spot, very popular mountain biking spot also.
Trail easy to follow, moderate rating is accurate, nice payoff at the end.
Saw a number of colorful birds, and a deer.

Beautiful trail with manageable level of difficulty

hiking
21 hours ago

The miles are definitely miscalculated and the trail map available at the ranger's office tells you that it is 7 miles or so. I hiked this trail more than ten times and it's a pleasure every time, not to mention the great views and solitude. It's 10 miles from starting point and back to the trail head. I recommend it!!!

hiking
22 hours ago

Second time we went there made a lot of stops to enjoy the beautiful view. Go early and take plenty of water and comfortable shoes.

We enjoyed this hike...a little rock climbing towards the top. Nice views, early is better to avoid crowds and get a parking place.

Really enjoyed this trail. Not too hard but just right for a beginner. Great views.

Beautiful hike and very well marked and maintained trail

great hike

hiking
1 day ago

It was fun. Love how they do curves and hills. Not steep. Great work out. Just watch out the bikes they ride real fast. But friendly bike riders too. I would go with a hike buddy on that trial. Glad I have one. I really enjoy a lot

Beautiful views from the peaks. Highly recommend this trail for a workout. I love AZ trails and the sunshine. Please keep our parks clean and respect all warning signs.

hiking
2 days ago

I echo the Apple Maps problem. Even after reading the reviews I still missed the turn off and immediately saw that the route was inaccurate. Make sure to watch out for the turn off when you get 1.5 miles away from the trailhead. The hike up the trail was pretty easy but the spot where you are supposed to go right and head toward the cave is not well identified. I used the All Trails app to navigate when to turn off and it worked perfect. Once we got to the rock we did find that the only path in to the cave was a trail that leads you to walk around the side of a rock that looks worse than it is. But this was the only path to get in to the cave. The views once you get there are awesome, great pictures, and just very peaceful. Well worth the long drive. This was our last hike before traveling back home and we couldn't have picked a better one. Highly recommend!!

Parked at the end of Ernie's road but missed the turn off about 50 yards in to go left. Not sure if there was a more marked trail that way but we bushwhacked around looking for the rim/edge and did not find a grand vista. There is definitely no trail in the location marked on the map here (we had a GPS and crossed the "red trail line" on the map several times near the saddle but did not come across anything. HikeAZ has it right: "Follow this "trail" as long as you can as it quickly disappears near a fence/property line." Just be aware. It's still a nice area though.

hiking
2 days ago

Awesome! Falls were dry but it was still beautiful and fun. :) The Pomeroy Tanks were gorgeous, walk further back to see water lilies and frogs.

Not super scenic, but a good alternative to Camelback Mtn. and Paiestewa Peak. Similar distance and elevation gain without the parking hassle.

hiking
2 days ago

Awsome, easy hike. Gorgeous views at chicken point (end of broken arrow). Recommend doing it. Do it early as it gets busy and there isn't too many parking spots

Very scenic; starts out with a lot of uphill then gets easier. No bug issues May 24

The southwest point of Mescal Mountain is a fantastic place to watch a sunset over the valley.

hiking
3 days ago

Always a good hike.

Getting up close to some of the monuments makes it worth it over just doing the scenic drive. Do both if you can.

Nice trail, mostly flat but enough elevation to catch a few decent peeks at the Salt River and the Red Mountain.

I would not recommend this trail. First the good: The area is beautiful. The hike is a steady gradual climb all the way up and descent all the way back. The weather in May was very nice. And the negative: The trail is paralleled all the way by a 4X4 dirt road. The 4X4 road is very heavily traveled by Jeeps many of which are open air tour Jeeps. So the entire hike I'm hearing Jeeps groaning up the hill and chatter from the bucket seat hikers. Some of the Jeep tours even use speaker systems. When I got to the top of the Wheel, I continued hiking a couple more miles up. When I came back down to the Wheel overhang there were 6' folding tables set up with Champagne for the bucket seat hikers. For me it took away from a hiking experience and fit perfectly with my too touristy perception of Sedona. I would recommend the Cow Pies trail instead to get some relief from the tour guides

Great loop for kids.

hiking
5 days ago

Short, flat, and fairly unspectacular, except for the views of the Superstitions.

hiking
5 days ago

Decent hike with nice views, just too flat for my liking.

Good for a nice walk.

great trail! a lot of variety, well marked, clear paths. Lots to see! The Quartz rocks are beautiful. A little bit of shade along the way. I started at Go John then took the Quartz trail to Slate trail and back to the parking areas, which took a little over an hour. a little bit of incline the first half, then the second half is mostly decline or flat. went on a Saturday and think I saw a total of 4 or 5 people on that trail. pushed back far enough from main roads that it really does feel desolate and peaceful. there is a $6 day pass fee, but definitely worth it!

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