Explore the most popular Kid Friendly 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.

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rocky
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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.

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.

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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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.

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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

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

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.

One of the best short hikes in the valley. As pf May, 2019, parking at the trailhead is limited due to construction.

Restroom in parking lot. Lots of parking. Very quick to get to the hole. Great place to watch sunset but gets very crowded and holds about 20 people

trail running
8 days ago

Trail running

hiking
rocky
scramble
8 days ago

Trail was nice, rocky and had a steep incline. Part of the trail was closed off for repair.

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

hiking
9 days ago

Pretty standard South Mountain trail.

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rocky
9 days ago

Nice peaceful trail with some nice views / not too much traffic at 6:00 am

Good for flat running in the desert

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rocky
11 days ago

I don't know who the Butler is, or why this short climb up a butte is called a "pass," but here it is. Mostly it's an easy climb up an old road grade, but there are use trails if you want to go scrambling. Not a destination hike, but fine for some quick outdoor time if you're nearby.

twas nice day in May to show n share with a special friend who's never been here before! she, WE loved it and will return many times more for the great experience!

it was a nice easy walk around the hill side. Unfortunately there a bit of trash on the trail at the beginning. Wish I had a trash bag with me to pack it back out. This would be the perfect little walk after a rain storm to smell all the crosote bushes.

The first third of this trail is difficult with a lot of loose rocks. Part of the trail is still paved as it previously lead to a restaurant that burned down. If you pass the first incline and descend then up to the second elevation, you can see the foundation of the building. Returning to the first elevation, though paved is like hiking up a steep San Francisco street! That makes the round trip a little over 4 miles

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