Explore the most popular 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.

running
3 hours ago

A very nice “mild” trail that is runnable and not too rocky or taxing. I enjoyed this in the afternoon despite the 95 degree heat. There is a segment where the trail goes thru a hillside covered in endless cholla! So beautiful. And the old car at the beginning of the trail is an interesting touch.

hiking
4 hours ago

Last week's fire up on Mint Springs has not affected the trail. It's my understanding that the trail is still temporarily closed. Some good news all the deadfall / down trees have been removed from the trail.

hiking
4 hours ago

Absolutely loved this hike! Definitely a challenge, but after you’re about 3/4 of the way up, it flattens out. Coming down is a bit tougher on the knees. Overall, it’s great hike and 10/10 recommend! SO gorgeous!!

hiking
bugs
rocky
4 hours ago

This was one of the best trails yet. The hike in seemed much fast than the hike out. When you are hiking in, the description is correct; when you hit a crossroad if you go right that will lead you down a rocky hill to the exit (perfect if you are just wanting to wade through water or meet people at the end) but if you take a left you’ll go through some barbed wire (just need to open the gate) and you’ll know you are on the right path because you will cross some gray sand. OVERALL, the hike was amazing. When you get to the “jug” that is where you will be jumping off the cliff in to water and then able to swim to the side. That was my nervy part of the hike, just rappelling the cliff to get to the part where I jumped. It can be slippery and there were rappelling ropes up there (if there are not then you have no way of getting down)! Feeling super accomplished :D

It’s a Wonderful easy day hike. Mostly sandy soil with some rocks. A little overgrown. Very pretty creek alongside trail. Trail crosses creek many times.

Great trail. Try to start by sunrise. No tree shade in this trail. Mountain shadow is comfortable in the morning time.

This trail offers a different approach to Deem Hills than so many of the other offerings here. This was the last trail of the combinations on the list and it was pretty nice. I went in the late afternoon and avoided getting baked. Enough uphill and rocky terrain to keep you on your toes.

on Airport Loop Trail

hiking
5 hours ago

Went clockwise and the views were gorgeous! Not much shade on the first half/south side but the views!

Great workout and one of the best places to catch sunset and city lights in the Valley

hiking
7 hours ago

We went today (5/26/2020) and the gate to the trailhead was still closed. This meant adding 3 miles to the trailhead and 3 miles back, making the total trip about 10 miles on my phone. It was well worth it though! The closed gates must have dissuaded most people, as we only saw three other people the entire time. It was a beautiful hike and worth the trip.

hiking
rocky
8 hours ago

Hiked 5/26/20. The trail is very rocky and dry, more shaded than not but you definitely feel the sun. It is very steep but also quite short, I only took about 20 minutes each way. Started just before 9 AM on a Tuesday and had the place to ourselves. Saw one other group starting right as we ended just after 11. Once you hit the bottom of the canyon there’s plenty of shade and greenery. The trail leads to a sandy beach and a swimming hole underneath a cliff, but keep following a somewhat overgrown trail to cross the creek and get to a second spot with a small waterfall. Neither swimming hole is more than a few feet deep, probably up to 4 feet at most, but plenty deep to cool off. The rocks are extremely slippery, I recommend bringing some water shoes so you can stick to the gravel. Great half day trip if you’re looking for a less crowded creek day.

hiking
fee
over grown
8 hours ago

Beautiful trail. We did Llama to Bail trail to head back to Courthouse Bluff parking. 3.6 miles. Was mostly level no extreme climbs. Seems like a mountain bike trail more so... we got there about 8:30 am and it got hot by 10:00am. May want to do early!

ohv/off road driving
9 hours ago

Wry rocky drive not challenging but certainly a ride that gives a good shake ! The view from merry go round is awesome.

Easy trail starting right out of a quiet little neighborhood. Lovely at sunset. Definitely worth getting all the way to the end of the trail off shoot onto coffee pot rock - this was the best view of the trail. Lots of little wildlife throughout and some shade.

hiking
bugs
9 hours ago

mountain biking
no shade
9 hours ago

Great to get fast miles in on a bike

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
scramble
9 hours ago

Start early, it gets very hot and there is no shade until you get to the cave. Very steep and rocky at the last incline up. I would almost rate the last half mile of the trail hard! Some parts of the trail are hard to follow so the app map really comes in handy. Views were amazing and the wave was so fun!

bugs
rocky
10 hours ago

This trail is pretty steep, but the views of Humphrey's Peak and Flagstaff make it worthwhile. There were lots of bugs at the top, so I recommend you bring bug spray.

on Transept Trail

hiking
10 hours ago

Great hike up to Highline point/ overlook. Ended up being 7 miles in and out. Not crowded and amazing views!

Nice trail! I hiked the trail clockwise and glad I did because it was a steeper climb than counterclockwise would have been . As a mountain biker also, I would have done the trail counterclockwise. About 50 percent in the shade in the morning. At the top of the loop I did a trail closer to the lake which barely changes the miles and was beautiful but more people . Great trail for exercise, took almost 3 hours with several stops. Mostly packed dirt with some small rocks. Would do this trail again for sure.

So my father and I attempted the siphon draw to Carney springs on may 10th with minimal planning and intentionally went off trail to try and get closer to town (no vehicle of our own), but we got cliffed in and had not enough fluids and had to call SSAR. Embarrassing, but very valuable learning experience. On the 24th we tried again this time from Carney Springs to Siphon Draw, and successfully conquered the Ridgeline in 10 1/2 hours or 12 if you count the detours to peak 5057, no name peak, and the flat iron. Very exhausting especially at the Siphon descent. Map usage was minimal having traversed most of the ridgline prior, though oddly enough we got lost for a bit unwittingly at waymark 4 on the flatiron map as the actual draw diverges from the trail, and we spent a mile plus hopping and climbing and sliding down boulders before realizing something was amiss and hopping across some boulders to the trail. There's minimal shade, and trail while sometimes scant was mostly straightforward since it's a ridge. Cairns are abundant and are very helpful, though a bit excessive in a few areas. Spectacular views all around, the whole valley plus the Four peaks, Lemnon, Picacho, Newman, and on the north ridge of the White Tanks one can see the imposing silhouette of Harquahala Mountain way out. We had 3 gallons each, but we were wittled down to a mere 1.5, and 2 liters and honestly would've ran out if we actually kept ourselves hydrated near the end. No snake encounters only big Ravens (crows?), a few hawks tussling one making that iconic scream and a vulture flying close overhead. Definitely a very very tough hike in the heat, and with the detours. Be cautious of loose dirt at Siphon Draw too, slipped a few times bruising my outer thigh, Overall an excellent hike with excellent views all around.

mountain biking
rocky
11 hours ago

There was lots if shade on the way up the mountain. At the Top of the Mountain is the ski lift and an amazing view. There were a lot of mountain Bikers and hikers. The hike is very steep on the way up. after you get to the top of the mountain the trail continues on and changes scenery from a woodlands to more desert scenery. I was hesitant about going on this hike, but was pleasantly surprised. There is not Streams or any kind of water, but the view is great and the scenery constantly changes.

Showing results 1 - 22 of 261399