Explore the most popular Horseback Riding 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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike! I was not able to get to the top because some how couldn’t find it, I’ll come back for sure!

First hike with a large group of awesome hiker babes tonight!! Perfect trail to hike and get to know one another. #hikerbabes #hikerbabesorg100

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9 days ago

Pretty standard South Mountain trail.

Amazing bike ride with family seem to turtles and a lot of ducks was an amazing ride love riding the trail of the Arizona Canal

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18 days ago

AW 2 miler solo

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rocky
20 days ago

It’s a workout up along the ridgeback. The valley was a nice change on the return. Next time pack more water to continue further on the ridgeback. Hiking poles would have been nice.

Hard 7.0 miles got to keep it up

Beautiful trail, pretty steady incline! Great views!

Great hike with a variety of trails. Bike and kid friendly I’ll be back

hiking
25 days ago

Loved this hike, will definitely do it again!

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rocky
26 days ago

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rocky
1 month ago

It was a great trail, with amazing views. There are a lot of different paths crossing, but with the GPS I could find my way.

hiking
1 month ago

Solo AW

Great hike. Perfect weather.

hiking
1 month ago

Great moderate trail! Didn’t trigger my fear of heights much. Lots of rock scrambling.

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rocky
1 month ago

A great 2 hour hike. 1hr going up & 1hr heading down at a normal steady pace. I take my children as well, and they love it! Although they end up VERY tired. We've seen pretty flowers and birds. Also some lizards that are black w/an orange tail. It is a good trail to get a good workout in, and connect with nature.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Nice loop to test your legs and cardio before you try one of the longer or more difficult sections of Sidewinder. Usually pretty crowded with hikers but wide enough that all can share without much trouble. I love adding this on to the end of the AW loop ride as you get to climb a bit, get some views, and get dropped right back at the AW trailhead.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Two longer but mostly gradual climbs with a few steep rocky sections will test your cardio. Descent to Ocotillo and then flow back to AW trailhead is fun.

Climbs to top will test your cardio. Descent is fun as is flow on Ocotillo back to the trailhead.

Great incline, heart pumping hike, very rocky!

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