Explore the best rock climbing trails in Arizona with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is a solid workout for even an experienced hiker! Hiking in August on a cloudy morning is apparently the way to do it. We set out at 5:30am and made it back to the car at 10:30, just as it was getting uncomfortably hot to be out there. It was just getting over 90 as we got to the car. We're pretty regular hikers and this hike was intense! No joke. There is definitely some scrambling, and about the last half hour of hiking we were rained on, making the rocks slick, but it cooled everything off beautifully. I enjoyed the full test of my abilities. Lots of climbing for a great upper-body work out, the hike up is serious cardio, the way down will test your knees.

Don't slack on the water, definitely bring snacks, you'll burn a full day's worth of calories getting to the top! Definitely remember the "stay to the left' rule, hugging the rock wall and following the arrows really keeps you out of trouble. I debated bringing my hike-savvy Australian Shepherd mix, didn't, and it was definitely the right decision. I'd have ended up carrying him up a lot of the top sections and a lot of the rocky areas would really shred his paws. Maybe on a cold winter day I'll let him brave it, but today would have been too much.

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14 hours ago

The moderate rating is deceptive. About 3/4 way in, you are doing more mountain climbing than hiking. Several people stopped bc the climbing was near vertical without good footholds. Not the kind of trail you want to do with young kids or without proper footwear.

hiking
18 hours ago

Awesome trail. Didn't do the whole thing but I would definitely come back and do this trail again. Kind of crowded near the trailhead but it gets better as you go down.

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1 day ago

One of the most intense hikes I have done but don't let that scare you away, it's well worth it at the top!

Very difficult hike with a gorgeous summit.

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2 days ago