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.

Used to be great. Ridiculous crowds and parking have really destroyed this trail

The trail was very well maintained, plenty of people and the summit was perfect for this clear day. The view alone was worth the hike!

Great trail for me and the kids. We wanted something easy but not to easy and we weren’t disappointed. Walking on the wash makes the trail a little more difficult, like walking on a dry sandy beach.

Fun trail. Lots of pretty things to see if you’re looking.

Awesome Trail. Really enjoyed

The trail, while not clearly marked as L.V.Yates, turned into Two-bit trail. (also formerly known as Dixies peak) It was black diamond, challenging but not formidable, to the top saddleback. the views were stunning. Bring water, trekking poles if you have them and a camera.

Sooooo this trail was pretty dope. I went around 2pm and there were only 2 cars parked near the bottom. Very peaceful. The trail was about moderate. Very clear trail but always follow the app cuz some trails look similar. Didn’t see too many bugs which I loved lol I don’t fuck with the critters. I would recommend this trail for all ages who are capable. Couples: not too many lowkey spots to get ur freak on but I’ll keep an eye out. Overall I enjoyed the hike and the views. It was lit!!! #Hikeislife

Another beautiful hike here today :). Crossed the road to the stone dwelling...great short incline workout!!!

As a semi beginner, this was a great challenge-good cardio as certain parts are at a steep incline. Quite rocky, but definitely doable! Amazing views from the top!

Excellent Trail

My first trail I ever did , hiking first. Seemover nice a lot of good photo spots. Had a great day

Could not find “the trail” for the life of us! Ended up wondering around and making our own trail. Portions were difficult, would be hard for beginners. Would not recommend if you are looking for easy.

good trail. not the best in the area.

The beginning is definitely very steep and does take longer than expected to make that initial .70 miles can be quite a workout on the legs and calves to the first peak which can seem anti climactic but it does give a great option to loop back down or keep going on further to another peak or further down the canyon. It’s definitely a moderate to hard hike in the beginning because it’s pretty steep

Beautiful Scenery half way in....awesome Incline workout too! Loved it ....bathrooms on site!

Nice Hike! Confusing markers though....saw 4 coyotes on the trail....

Beautiful trail. Loops you around to Piestewa Peak Summit Trail. Traffic is moderate until you get to the back of the trail, then its sparse. There are only a few places that provide shade so make sure your prepared and have plenty of water.

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10 days ago

Nice Easy/Moderate Hike...Watch Out for Horse droppings! Nice incline up to the top....where you’ll find a heart of stones :). Bathrooms at visitor center, no fees! Enjoy

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Nice short hike....the beginning is easy...the end is steep and loose gravel.

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10 days ago

Valle Verde is within the Sonoran Preserve and is a decently long hike, but aside from the initial cacti/wildflowers and the trek up the the Union peak, it’s not particularly interesting and it’s so flat. Dixie Loop is nearby and I plan to do that path next time to see if it’s any more interesting.

Just did this trail and it has beautiful views. Not hard at all. Few steep places but otherwise a beginner hiker can conquer this.

Good views of the city easy in easy out

Crossed paths with two coyotes.

best trail in Phoenix

Amazing views and sunset

Awesome hike, great arobic

Great workout, straight up the mountain! Slippery rocks in some spots so wear shoes with good tread. The view from the top is breathtaking! Busy trail but very friendly :) can’t wait to do it again.

Well designed and maintained trail. It is quite moderate in elevation gain but to a nice viewpoint at Apache Vista. For an easy but enjoyable hike try this area.

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