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Best trails in Safford

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Looking for a great trail near Safford, Arizona? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Roper Lake State Park or Dankworth Pond State Park, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Safford ranging from 0.6 to 3.8 miles and from 3,136 to 10,013 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Safford
Top trails (21)
#1 - Noon Creek Trail #302A
Coronado National Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
There is a sign on 366 for the Round Mountain Trailhead and picnic area. That is the sign for this trailhead. You can also get on this trail at the Noon Creek Picnic area. Show more
#2 - Swift Trail Scenic Drive
Mount Graham Wilderness
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Length: 69.2 mi
Swift Trail Scenic Drive starts in the desert valley and climbs Mt. Graham to dense forest and cool temps compared to the valley. The highway, beginning 7 miles south of Safford, shoots straight throShow more
#3 - Ladybug Trail #329
Coronado National Forest
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 7 h 11 m
Ladybug Trail #329 is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Safford, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#4 - Ash Creek Falls via Ash Creek Trail
Coronado National Forest
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Hikers have reported that this trail and waterfall may have severe fire damage. Show more
#5 - Heliograph Peak Trail #328A
Coronado National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
Mountains views, cool summer hike, 99-ft fire lookout tower. A great hike to escape the summer heat. Along the trail you will see Douglas fir, quaking aspen, Ponderosa pine and Engelmann spruce. FrShow more
#6 - Frye Mesa Reservoir Trail
Mount Graham Wilderness
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 28 m
Frye Mesa Reservoir Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Safford, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#7 - Arcadia Trail #328
Coronado National Forest
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 5 h 54 m
Arcadia Trail #328 is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Safford, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#8 - Island Day Use Area Loop
Roper Lake State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 7 m
Island Day Use Area Loop is a 0.3 mile loop trail located near Safford, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and camping and is best uShow more
#9 - Dankworth Pond Trail
Dankworth Pond State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 38 m
Dankworth Pond Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Safford, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and bird wShow more
#10 - Mariah Mesa Trail
Roper Lake State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 17 m
Mariah Mesa Trail is a 0.6 mile loop trail located near Safford, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking.Show more
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