Best trails in Phoenix

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Looking for a great trail near Phoenix, Arizona? AllTrails has 236 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking 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 Desert Foothills Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Echo Canyon Park or Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 177 moderate trails in Phoenix ranging from 0.9 to 16.7 miles and from 1,115 to 3,192 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Hikers, walkers, sightseers and runners alike flock to this prominent peak like moths to a flame, drawn here in part because of it proximity to the city of Phoenix. Despite the crowds this mountain caShow more
#2 - Hidden Valley Trail Via Mormon Trail
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
There are many trails in this area that are worthy of more hiking. The Hidden Valley loop offers interesting tunnels, dry waterfalls, and a squeeze through Fat Man's pass. While it might be tempting,Show more
#3 - Holbert Trail to Dobbins Lookout
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Start out at the main entrance to South Mountain and make a left past the vistor's center. Go to the end of the road to the beginning of Holbert Trail. Get to the top and make a right to Dobbins LooShow more
#4 - Mormon Loop to National Trail Loop
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
Mormon Loop to National Trail Loop is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used Show more
#5 - Piestewa (Squaw) Peak and Freedom Loop Trail
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Many hikers head for the hills in search of solitude, but if you're planning to hike to the summit of Piestewa Peak you'd do better to bring with you your community spirit - this is a very busy trail.Show more
#6 - Freedom Trail (#302)
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Freedom Trail (#302) is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#7 - Telegraph Pass Trail
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Easily accessible, short, in-town hike. Popular for joggers and dog-walkers. Short enough to be great for kids, but still offers rewarding views of metro Phoenix. There are bathrooms and water locatedShow more
#8 - Dreamy Draw Loop Trail
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Dreamy Draw Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#9 - Hole in the Rock Trail
Papago Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 9 m
Hole in the Rock Trail is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#10 - Javelina Canyon and Ridgeline Loop Trail
South Mountain Preserve
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Javelina Canyon and Ridgeline Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numShow more
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