Explore the most popular trails near Parker with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Parker, Arizona Map
26 days ago

The road going in is an easy, well marked gravel road. Very beautiful area. You can only see the oasis from the distance and after a half mile the trail becomes hard to follow but very worth the visit!

Nice views and a pleasant short hike. Note: this trail is not up by Parker. It is SOUTH of Quartzite. The road in was in good shape.

As another review mentioned, better to drive to the base of the canyon and then hike using the wash as your route. Kofa Canyon Road is best driven with high clearance AWD. Once you arrive at the canyon entrance you're best off with an ATV or on foot. However, you can fit a truck through much of this route with patience.

The rock walls are amazing. And there a few scattered fire pits if you want to camp.

We can do cnh is Asia

Easy walk through the canyons. Super cool rock formations. Driving through looked less fun. It's a beautiful day, get out and walk.

Beautiful views...easy hike. The road in is a bit rough...you need 4WD.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

One of my favorites. Although the trail is VERY easy and short, the inner canyon is absolutely beautiful. Four wheel drive needed to get in. Great for a quick hike - you can bring your truck right to the entrance of the canyon so if you don’t want to do any hiking and just look at the Palms, then this is a great option . Off of 95.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Google maps originally suggested parking on hwy 95 and walking 7 miles to the trail head, don't do that. Drive on the dirt road till the very end. The trail itself is mostly loose rocks and not entirely clearly marked. It was fun to climb and explore a bit. The views are beautiful. A good easy hike if you need to get out of the car for a little.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

From the official trail brochure, available at the trailhead: "The narrow canyon ahead of the parking lot is Palm Canyon. A half-mile foot trail starts at the upper end of the parking area. The trail is easy to follow, but is rough most of the way due to large rocks and has some steep sections. Allow an hour to make the round trip." We found all this to be accurate.

Although AllTrails has the length at 1.6 miles, it's actually just 1 mile round trip to the slightly elevated area near the middle of the canyon from where you can see the native palm trees growing in a side canyon on the north side. We didn't continue up the canyon (another .3 miles of steep climbing) from there. Note that there is no water or restrooms at the trailhead.

Friday, January 13, 2017

More like a strenuous walk than a hike, but great destination. The palm trees are pretty outrageous, and you can nearly climb up to them (off-trail) to increase the difficulty. Dog-friendly. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nice trail to hike. At the end of the trail look up in the ridge of the mountain side and you will see the last of the palm trees native to Arizona. Dog friendly. Trail is usually empty. Bring water.

on Palm Canyon Trail

off road driving
Friday, May 29, 2015

Easy off-road drive on a well maintained dirt road. Nice hike up in the canyon.

off road driving
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Nice drive, smooth dirt road with good parking lot. Good hike but not an easy one.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Rocky. Some parts hard to find. Bouldering!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The hike gets interesting AFTER the Palms sign. Quite a bit of bouldering and an pretty good view!

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