Explore the most popular road biking 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.

8 days ago

Relative tough hike. My golden retriever/great pyrenees mix was able to do most by herself except for a few places. Be careful to track the path, finding the spot to come back down is tricky. Low traffic, only saw one group coming up as we were on the way down.

Where's the canyon?

road biking
16 days ago

The tunnel by coaster and castles is dangerous and nasty. Be aware of bad element.

Awesome Sunrise Hike Today❣️Amazing Incline Workout-Hard Hike to Summit but so rewarding with great views of Camel Back, Squaw Peak, etc.....bathrooms on site and plenty of parking, no charge!

road biking
1 month ago

The map accurately reflects the east half of the Grand Canal. The trail or canal at least extends all the way to New River where the canal ends. You can connect to the New River Trail there. I recently rode the east half depicted on the map from 7th Ave to Washington St and Center Pkwy at the east end.

Most of the trail is paved. What isn't is hard pan gravel. Easy enough to ride on. This is a walking or biking trail. Crossing major streets is a problem. Most of the time the trail crosses major traffic arteries in inconvenient places. Still the local cities have put in some lights and buttons so you can stop traffic at a couple of places.

Places of interest include the Cardinals Stadium, Pueblo Grande Museum, Steele Indian School Park and Tempe Town Lake is just around the corner from the east end. There are plenty of convenience stores, donut shops and fast food just off the trail.

One more thing. Most of the pix above are of somewhere else.

Great trail with a nice shadow cast in the mornings on most of the trail. Clean and well kept with the trail being made from Lois rocks most of the way. Great for myself and my family (dog included).

1 month ago

Pretty good hike that has some scrambling, incline and decent mileage. Biggest problem is that the trail is not well marked at all! Follow all trails!

Another of my go-to trails when I can't drive far. Dixie Peak offers such a lovely 360 view.

Not too bad of a workout. I would say this is a little more of a moderate trail. I hiked up to the top with my thick, chubby one year old in my kid carrier without too much excursion and I'm not the most fit guy out there. I would definitely suggest a good pair of hiking shoes as there is an abundance of loose rock and jagged, technical terrain the closer you get to the summit. The stickiness of my Vibram outsole was a difference maker, especially going back down with an extra 40 pounds on my back.

20 years on that moderate climb. Bob and Katie Thompson trail starts at the trailhead at 22nd st and Rose Garden.

3 months ago

This was actually a good trail. It was rugged to me, a for real hike, nothing paved. Would’ve given up if some of the group hadn’t been using the All Trails app!!! Thought for sure we weren’t going the right way SEVERAL times!!! The app kept us on trail. The description says that the trail is lightly trafficked. This is a true statement. We didn’t see anyone else on the trail until we were done!!! I don’t think I’ve done a trail that “natural” before. It was a good choice. Needs signage tho!!!

This is my “go to” trail because it’s just under an hour round-trip and it’s a good workout. Plus, it’s never crowded. Depending on when you go, the parking lot could be crowded, but that is mostly because of the mountain bikers who use the other trails. You never see a crowd on this trail. There is definitely a lot of loose rock, so you have to pay attention. And, the 1st mile or so is somewhat flat and somewhat boring. But, after that it becomes a lot more interesting. And, once you get to the top, the views are spectacular! Also, it’s a very friendly trail. Almost everyone you meet will greet you with a warm hello.

3 months ago

Very boring hike. The entire thing is paved and a gradual incline. Definitely should be easy and not moderate, but even easy may be pushing it. Taking the sidewinder trail around is at least dirt

Arrived shortly after opening and had the trail to myself until almost the top. Good workout but way too rocky for me given my tendency to roll my ankle. A little more busy on the way down but still only passed about 15 hikers. Parking lot was full when I finished. Minus the rocks, a good alternative to the crowds at Piestewa.

4 months ago

Fun, quick hike. It’s cool seeing some of the old mines and structures.

Spent a little time on the 8, L.V. Yates, today. Started on 304 east, up and over the mountain and then down onto the 8. Essentially a flat trail with few tricks,i t does trail way off out of Piestewa Peak Park, eventually to 2 Bit Peak and 100, Charles M. Christensen. Today I just hiked for a ways, a few miles, then turned around and went back. A pleasant hike.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Very easy, short, mostly flat. would be boring to hike.

A very nice peaceful area just to hike and enjoy being away from the city.

road biking
5 months ago

Great path but sections were you need to cross busy streets. Paved area is great but some areas have pebbles and ruts. Overall beautiful way to spend the day. Road 40kms.

Good workout and great views of the valley from the peak. Watch your footing if you are not accustomed to rocks.

6 months ago

I normally love this trail but I had aggressive flies swarming me (face and body) the entire time. Even when I was running, they followed. Not sure if it’s the season or what. The mountain bikers didn’t seem to have issues

6 months ago

Beware of fast moving bikers

Very rocky trail, it is only moderately difficult in my opinion.

Extremely beautiful area, easy to miss turns on trail though. Ended up back tracking to find the right spot. Climb is tougher towards the the last half mile, had to climb switchbacks to get to the two bit summit.

Just what we were looking for: away from city craziness, away from people, beautiful views, and a good challenge. Definitely wouldn't be kid friendly, though, as it says. And bring this app along to make sure you can find the trail.

Pretty desert hike!

Great trail, awesome incline towards the peak. Lots of loose rock but almost no crowd! Great views of the whole valley. Parked on Tatum and used trail 100 to meet with the trail to the peak.

on Corona Loop

7 months ago

The hike was easy and didn’t take a long time to complete

Great easy trail. It was marked as moderate but I would classify as easy. Good for running and very little change in elevation

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