Looking for a great trail near Scottsdale, Arizona? AllTrails has 86 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 Lost Dutchman State Park or Lookout Mountain Preserve, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like McDowell Sonoran Preserve or Pinnacle Peak Park. Ready for some activity? There are 47 moderate trails in Scottsdale ranging from 1.9 to 22.5 miles and from 1,686 to 4,839 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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4/18/19-Fantastic hike. My first long distance. Approached this clockwise. 10 miles on both Apple watch and recorded on all trails. 4 hrs. Stopped occasionally to take pictures of wildflowers and views. Look forward to doing this again.

Did this as an out and back to Rock Knob. 6.5 miles total.
Awesome once you get past the RV parking area. Would be much better if some parking for hikers at Northwest end of lot.
Initially flat and easy until bluff trail.

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2 days ago

Really beautiful hike within Scottsdale city limits. The views from the falcon overlook and the top make the whole thing worth it. The first mile is fairly steep and second mile is pretty easy. Enjoyable when you only have 2 hours or so for a hike.

Heavily trafficked local trail. Recommend to bring boots. Can be dine in athletic shoes too. Great views of Phoenix from the top. Takes about 2 hrs with a couple breaks. Parking is a challenge. I drove to Safeway and uber over.

There is shade if you go in the morning.

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rocky
2 days ago

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scramble
2 days ago

I loved Echo! It was definitely physically challenging - a total body workout that I’m feeling the next day! But I thought it was really fun climbing through all the rocks and figuring out what path is best. Definitely get there early. We got there a few minutes before 6 and took one of the last parking spots, and about 15 cars came in just after us! Another reason to go early this time of year (April) - it’s so much more enjoyable hiking this when it’s cooler in the morning. It was a high of 93 and we were so happy we got up early for it. Even on our way back down at 8ish it was HOT and I felt bad for those just going up. Bring lots of water - it’s recommended at least 1 liter per person. That was enough for me, but if you go later in the day I’d bring double. The trail was pretty busy (it was also a Saturday) but it was never too crowded to be able to go at your own pace. People can pass or go different routes through the rocks if needed. The views from the top were beautiful - a 360 degree view of surrounding cities and mountains. You could bring a snack or lunch and eat up there if it’s not too hot. Some spots were buggy but still enjoyable. Overall - definitely recommend! So happy I did it and I’d love to go back and try Cholla next time!

Challenging ascent from Gateway Trailhead up to Bell Pass is well worth the effort with the scenic views of Scottsdale and Phoenix at the top. The trail continues into the beautiful valley between Bell and Windgate Pass. This is a peaceful journey as you leave the city views behind and begin hiking into a valley untouched by time. From Windgate Pass you proceed north and west toward Inspiration Point, where you can take in the views of Tom Thumb and then proceed downward towards your starting point at Gateway Trailhead. One of the best hikes in the Valley.

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3 days ago

Tricky to find the entrance with all the construction but a great, quiet trail.

Nature trail was great for my 4 & 8 year old. Lots of little educational signs for the kids to read and learn about the desert. We went around 10am, which was a little hot for my youngest. There were also tons of staff members from the Conservation department there to teach kids about the Leave No Trace principles, and everyone was super nice and helpful! BIG Plus... bathrooms! We didn’t do the entire Seguro trail with kids because of the heat, and now I’m glad. I went back the next day to do it alone and I’m afraid my kids would’ve had trouble with how rocky the full trail was. Probably would have spent a lot of time avoiding skinned knees than enjoying the trail. I enjoyed it a lot by myself though!

I enjoy flat land trails with some elevation. This trail is all rock climbing, I absolutely hated it! This was my second time doing it and still do not like it. Lots of people where you have to stop and wait a lot!

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rocky
3 days ago

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3 days ago

Consistent ups and down. A few viewpoints but nothing out of the usual. Quite windy at top.

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4 days ago

Great views and a good workout! I loved the hike the only downfall is coming down. In some spots with the small loose gravel you just have to watch your footing so you don’t slip but other than that there is still a lot of wild flowers many if which I have not seen on any of the other mountains I’ve hiked. That was a treat. Highly recommend this hike.

Crowded, but one of my favorite hikes in Scottsdale. Go early to beat the crowds and find parking.

Great trail Started at 7:15AM so the temperature was nice the whole way. Great views the whole way but the final spur to the peak was the best.

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rocky
5 days ago

Pretty basic trail. Easy for families.

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rocky
5 days ago

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rocky
5 days ago

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5 days ago

We had an amazing time! The Views from every direction were beautiful I know some reviews state that this in not considered hard. We are from the Midwest and hike often however we don’t have elevations like this. I’d say this would be considered hard if that’s something you’re not use to. My husband and I did fine but another member of our group turned back about half way. I’d highly recommend this trail, It’s well worth the climb!!

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rocky
6 days ago

Hard hike but so rewarding and great view at the top.

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scramble
6 days ago

Tough hike but I loved it!

hiking
6 days ago

Great! Just didn’t see any wildlife.

Well maintained. Good elevation change resulting in good workout. Excellent views through trail and well marked. I recommend stopping at the 1.5 mile marker. The remaining .25 miles are mostly stairs unless looking for a bit more of workout. The 3 mile out and back has about 800 feet of elevation change as you go up and down so keeps interesting.

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scramble
7 days ago

This past Sunday morning I parked near the Cholla trailhead. Ubered to echo canyon then did the up and over. Finished near my car. Fitbit said 14,459 steps. 2 hours and 40 minutes. Very steep climb. Not for the faint hearted.

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bugs
7 days ago

One of the most prettiest hikes I’ve done with plenty of wildflowers (saw bloomed magenta cactus flowers here) during the wildflower season and the landslide is so cool to witness with mushroom rocks!!! I also love the biodiversity and colorful butterflies that roam around here. It’s not a hard hike at all but the path will go straight for a while with some up and down movement. So many plaques scattered through the trail to educate what you’re looking at.

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over grown
7 days ago

Challenging yet rewarding! Definitely bring enough water. Went solo and was not afraid to take a few breaks for myself throughout. I enjoyed every step of the way though and the rewarding mountain top view that I would love to come back to!

Really thought trail as you’re hiking and climbing with both hands and feet, but worth it at the end! I felt really accomplished! Go slow the first couple times and take breaks but everyone is really nice along the way. You can do it!

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