Explore the most popular Nature Trips 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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Short but solid, steep hike... and lots of fun!! Views from up top...priceless!

Tons of steps with steep inclines at the start and end. Amazing views from the peak.

The trail is clearly marked, challenging and overall a good hike. The view on top is amazing especially if you make it up there by sunset.

We started on echo canyon side, up and over to Cholla trailhead, then back again. This hike puts the hardest quarter of the hike first. The overall trip was quite enjoyable. I handed out both of my spare waters. Always take generous amounts of water.

love it specially at night take a flashlight easy trail

on Dixie Peak Trail

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2 days ago

Phx Preserve with Jodie, Carolynn, Laura 65 degrees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At finish

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2 days ago

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

I hiked from Telegraph Trailhead up, to down through Kiwanis Canyon, across the open desert on Las Lomitas Trail, up Ranger Trail, across ridgeline of National Trail, and back down to Telegraph Trailhead. About 7 miles. Telegraph was not intimidating, as I had heard. Nice views on it and ran into a white tail and a red tail chuckwalla lizard. Kiwanis was a beautiful hike through a cooler canyon, with views of the winding highway up above. Las Lomitas was just wide open desert. The hike up Ranger was winding with switchbacks. Thought I was never going to get to the top. If you are afraid of heights, this one might be a bit intimidating. The National Trail on top was incredibly beautiful, windy, and peaceful. I met 3 nice bikers up there. The hike down was nice, as well. I plan to hike it in reverse.

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3 days ago

This is a great hike! Good elevation gain but gradual! Views are awesome! Lots of loose rocks but no problem if you’re wearing the right shoes. Decent parking and a bathroom. I like this hike a lot!

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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.

4.9 mile hike. Parking is limited but they are currently adding a new parking area. We walked counterclockwise from the last parking lot. Trail around the mountain is loose rock and fairly easy for anyone that hikes. The trail up to the summit is a combination of rock steps and stable rock. Best best is get there early and never go on a weekend unless you want to wait and go slow because of the traffic. Multiple peaks and a great view of downtown Phx and the Glendale stadium. Watch out for the rouge squirrel, he tried to grab trash out of my backpack with me 3 ft away.

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rocky
4 days ago

Great trail for a little day hike and plenty of elevation to get the heart pumping.

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.

Great morning Saturday hike. They say it is “difficult” but I would say it is moderate. Definitely bring a good amount of water for the heat. Trail is a challenge for non avid hikers but totally doable. Very enjoyable for a quick morning hike!

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.

The overcast made this hike a breeze. Only one person from my meet up showed up, but we had good conversation. Made the hike in pretty good time.

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!

3rd hike with 20# vest to the peak

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

Beautiful overcast day today Wonderful Birthday hike

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rocky
6 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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6 days ago

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