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

hiking
no shade
1 day ago

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no shade
rocky
1 day ago

love it specially at night take a flashlight easy trail

hiking
2 days ago

Nice stroll with some good views. Dog friendly and not very many others, made for a pleasant morning.

walking
3 days ago

Great easy trail nearby. Plenty of desert trees and plants/shrubs. Really enjoyed the frog pond. I even got a recording of howling coyotes nearby. If you have kids and/or need a nice outdoor walk without having to going far this is it. Mostly paved. It can get muddy after heavy rain but to be expected anywhere anyway.

Great local trail for walking or running!

Great spot for a beautiful Phoenix sunset.

Not well marked. Trail overall was pretty flat, great scenery and perfect for taking the dog. I took about 150 pictures in 1 hour. Not hard to do...everywhere you look, it's beautiful.

Clean with moderate traffic. Hikers seem to follow leash laws and cleanup after pets. Enough signs to not get too lost. Not in the greatest neighborhood, so you never know who you'll meet in the parking lot.

4 days ago

One of the best hiking experiences in the Phoenix Metro area. The Loop was amazing as were the views.

Loved this trail. Had easy going options, but easy to go off trail and hit the peak! Highly recommend for a moderate hike.

Go in March! Everything will be in bloom.

As a beginning hiker I found the trail a bit strenuous but manageable. It’s not very scenic but does have some cool rock structures. Would be pretty at sunset I suppose. Lots of flies/nats which were super annoying.

Bagged this little peak on my lunch break. Nice views of the Valley with minimal effort. Can be done up and down in 30 minutes. 3 stars only because she's a short hike but worth it.

Was a perfect day to be out on the trails!

Limited parking at the trailhead but that makes this a fantastic choice. Very quiet trail except when it overlaps with the national which is heavily trafficked but you’re not on that for long. Good for trail running. Beautiful sights.

Nice, easy trail. Clearly marked. My dog enjoyed :)

Nice trail. sadly I must have bumped my recorder. it didn't record the whole trail. very quiet trail. really enjoyed it.

hiking
no shade
rocky
5 days ago

The first half mile is great for trail running. Seemed like it would be easy at first but proved to be a decent workout! Pretty view from the highest point. Good place to stop & rest. Not too busy on a Saturday evening.

hiking
bugs
no shade
6 days ago

Nice trail that basically connects North mountain visitors center and the Pointe Resort to Lookout Mountain. Route finding can be tricky in places; try to stick with the cart path on the golf course. Also look for yellow trail signs to guide the way. Be aware of private property on this trail. This trail is not very difficult otherwise. A good option if you want to hike Lookout Mountain and want to add more distance to your hike.

hiking
no shade
scramble
6 days ago

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

Nice hike. Flat area. Nest pond in the middle for wildlife. Bullfrogs were out in force. Saw 3 coyotes. This js a nice starter trail. WBJ 5-18-2019

Super great views and well maintained..a lot of bikers though so be mindful when hiking/running

Great trail with what I consider gradual inclines rather than hiking straight up. Nice views all around. Saw a large horned lizard, at least I think he was horny.

Tons of trails that will still lead you back to the nature trail. I just loved every second of exploring and can’t wait to explore more of the Phoenix Mountain Preserves! I soooo love this app to help keep me on track too!!

Loved this trail!!! The first half was easy and direct but once you get to ridgeline, it’s way to confusing. Even with the all trails map up the whole time I still had to turn around 3 times. But I will keep doing this trail because it’s so beautiful in the morning 6-8 am

A nice under 5 mile hike very near downtown Phoenix. A good choice if you are a hiker and want more than the popular little strolls but only have a morning to work with. The Mormon trailhead entrance is about a mile of uphill (1100 foot elevation gain) with some light scrambling in places. Great views of Phoenix. The Mormon loop/National trail proceeds to the left. It’s a 2.5 mile loop. It loses (and then regains) about 700 feet of elevation. So, if you have had enough climbing once you first get to the top, go to the right and do the hidden Valley trail instead. I saw lizards, birds, chipmunks, and no bees. I encountered a fellow hiker about every 2-5 min. On a weekday. The National trail loop portion is heavily used by bicycles. I dodged maybe 25 in the 2.5 mile loop. So, expect to be traveling with no-one immediately around you, but certainly not solitude. There should be a word for that. In summary, it fully met my expectations and I enjoyed it very much.

hiking
7 days ago

If you get off the main trail and take a single person hike to the top, I would rate this hard. There are a lot of switch backs but a lot of scrambles too with at least three foot upward passages over granite rocks. While this is a short hike up, going down can be treacherous, once again skipping the main trail. The best part is there are few people. Lots of quail and an occasional hawk. Lots of snake holes but didn’t see any.

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