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.

mountain biking
2 hours ago

Super fun trail. I definitely wouldn't rate it moderate for a mountain bike cause it's super gnarly. But all and all awesome rocks stepdowns all over wear a helmet haha

hiking
2 hours ago

Beautiful day and relatively easy trail

Good trail for an after work hike. As others have mentioned the trail is not particularly difficult. My friend and I got a bit turned around when trying to take the Hidden Valley trail to National trail so be aware that section isn't particulalry well marked.

Other then that one of the better hikes I have done at South Mountain. Not too crowded and is on the easier side. Make sure you bring plenty of water as there is little shade.

My wife and I completed this hike today and it was pretty nice. We started at the Meridian Road parking lot and did the full loop counterclockwise. The east side (first half) was good climbing and got our heart rate up. Not too difficult though. Great views all along the way. We found the trail on the west side much easier than the east side. The last third across the south was very flat sand and rock. Although the desert is nice we didn't enjoy that as much as the elevated parts of the trail. Met quite a few people on trail but it was still mostly quiet and nice. Excellent trail for a moderate hiker.

I enjoyed this hike. It a bit rocky but with proper shoes it was just fine. We got to the 'saddle' without problem within 1 hour and it is nice view! Met a gentleman at the top who told us the trail continued to the north and swung around to join up with Pass Mountain trail. We went about 1.5 km down the trail but then it disappeared (or we lost it). After searching for the trail for 30 minutes we gave up and returned the way we came. I wouldn't recommend that 'add-on' unless you know exactly where you are going. Overall an enjoyable hike!

hiking
5 hours ago

Tons of parking, great views, more gradual elevation gain than Piestawa Peak or Echo Canyon. Roller coaster car ride to trail head. It was very windy at the thumb.

hiking
8 hours ago

hiking
9 hours ago

The trail itself was really nice but depending where you park, the bridge is out so you technically can’t complete it and turn around at the other parking lot.

Trail is in good shape. Pretty steady up then down. Extremely busy, and with that comes many people that are unaware of trail etiquette. Decent views. Overall kinda boring. The side trails looked more interesting.

hiking
10 hours ago

hiking
10 hours ago

hiking
11 hours ago