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Best trails in Paradise Valley

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Looking for a great trail near Paradise Valley, Arizona? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Phoenix Mountain Preserve or Lost Dutchman State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Phoenix Mountain Preserve or Echo Canyon Recreation Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Paradise Valley ranging from 1.7 to 4.1 miles and from 1,364 to 1,932 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Paradise Valley
Top trails (11)
#1 - Camelback Mountain via Echo Canyon and Cholla Trail
Camelback Mountain Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
NOTE: As of July 2020, the Cholla Trail section of this hike may be closed due to maintenance. Please check here for updates and more information: https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/camelback-mountain Distinctive and dominant on the Phoenix landscape, Camelback Mountain is just begging to be conquered. The two different routes to the 2,680ft summit offer different challenges, and both are featured in this guide. Echo Canyon is the popular route, which ascends 1,400 foot up the western side of the mountain in just over a mile. The journey quickly becomes a real leg-burner but delivers some good hiking experiences and a varied terrain. The Cholla trail heads up a well maintained trail on Camelback's east flank, but becomes a challenging and technical ascent upon reaching the ridgeline. This fun 1.3 mile route becomes increasingly rocky and precipitous, and though the conditions here are not extreme, we'd certainly urge caution and wouldn't recommend this route for young children or folk with a strong aversion to heights. Elevation gain: - Approx. 1,300ft (from 1,450 - 2,680ft) Show more
#2 - Piestewa Peak via Freedom Trail
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
#3 - Reach 11 Recreation Loop
Reach 11 Recreation Area
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
A nice smooth, easy trail with a frog pond - starts off as pavement and then turns to gravel. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved then gravel/dirt, and typically between three and five feet wide. The estimated grade is gentle (all 2% or less).Show more
#4 - Holly’s Trail
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.Show more
#5 - 220, 100, Perl Charles and 1A Trail Loop
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 50 m
#6 - L.V. Yates to Charles Christiansen (Trail #8 to #100)
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
#7 - Quartz Trail
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
#8 - Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trail [CLOSED]
Echo Canyon Recreation Area
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
NOTE: As of July 2020, the Cholla Trail is closed for maintenance. Please check here for more information and updates: https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/camelback-mountainShow more
#9 - Quartz Ridge and Trail 200 A Loop
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
#10 - Reach 11 Recreation Double Loop
Reach 11 Recreation Area
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
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