Looking for a great trail near Scottsdale, Arizona? AllTrails has 85 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 46 moderate trails in Scottsdale ranging from 1.9 to 51.2 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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This trail is a great trail for anyone looking for an easy but beautiful walk. It was just as others have described. I didn’t break a sweat at all. This is great for any beginner or the season veteran looking for a quick nature walk. I would definitely do this again. Went December 1st

hiking
5 days ago

Good for moderate hikers and trail runners. Started hiking at 1:30pm on a Sunday and finished at 3:00pm. Moderate amount of people but not too crowded. Parking was available in the lot. Free entry. Only service dogs allowed. Great signage throughout the hike. I like the views on this hike more than Camelback and Piestewa Peak!

hiking
5 days ago

Not much change in scenery

hiking
rocky
scramble
5 days ago

Great hike for locals getting their workout in, as well as tourists who want to see cool views of the valley.

Great trail, it’s a great workout. Heavily trafficked though. I am thinking about making this a weekly trail with my dog because the incline is great and the length is perfect.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful.

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail. Well maintained. Easy to navigate. Good views. Highly recommend.

running
5 days ago

Fun loop. Not a lot of heads up running. Lots of rocks. But keeps it interesting.

hiking
rocky
5 days ago

Great trail, I started out a little after 8:30am on a Sunday morning and the trail wasn’t crowded until I was about halfway back down, about 9:45am. If you want to avoid the crowds, start by 8am and it’ll be perfect! Beautiful morning for a hike, incredible views. Wow!

hiking
no shade
5 days ago

I tried this yesterday with my boyfriend. It has a near constantly incline for a least a mile of the hike. We weren’t able to finish it due to that. It is much harder than anticipated and there weren’t any places to sit down and catch your breath. I’ve heard it gets easier once you get further, so we will probably go back to try again! Views are beautiful, and the path is clear with many signs to help you along the way.

hiking
no shade
5 days ago

Awesome trail, well maintained, moderate is right difficulty, great views.

12/1/19- Wow! Camelback Mountain via Echo Canyon is awesome! If you're looking for a challenge, then this is it! You will be hanging onto rails and climbing over rocks and boulders as you make your way to the top. But the view at the end is gorgeous. I recommend wearing hiking shoes, as you won't find good grip on this terrain with other shoes. I also recommend hiking gloves to protect your hands from the railings and rocks that you'll be touching. I do not recommend bringing your dog (I really don't believe they're allowed), and bikes are not allowed. My friend and I were lucky today since the hiking team carried the Christmas tree up to the top, decorated it with ornaments made of bird seed, and handed out candy canes to all of the hikers! It was a perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Overall, I loved this hike and I highly recommend it! :D

hiking
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

When you get close to the trail, you see cars parked on the side of the street and you should grab the first parking spot that opens up. Parking is hard to find on this trail and there is no dedicated parking lot. The first 2 miles oof thee trail are moderate incline and can be a bit technical. After about 2 miles, you come to the helicopter pad (there is a reason the pad is there). The last 0.6 miles are more difficult and an inexperienced hiker with no proper gear could easily have problems (and many hikers do). We did this trail yesterday and we are experienced hikers. I can feel my muscles today !!! Great views and if you hike the trail in December, bring some eatable, animal-friendly ornaments for the tree that is erected at the summit.

beautiful hike with large steps.

hiking
no shade
rocky
6 days ago

Great for watching the sunset, if you can bring a headlamp for the walk back and park outside the gates. Really easy for the first 3 miles: long, slow inclines; great patches of solid ground; and plenty of room on the trail. The last 0.8mi is scrambly, with rocky portions, high steps and mild switchbacks. I hiked/ran in running shoes, but I would definitely bring trail running shoes or hiking boots instead. On a Saturday early winter at 3pm, I saw about 10-15people over the 7 miles I hiked.

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

Great workout

This was my first time on Camelback Mountain and I loved it. This was the hardest trail I’ve done so far. Awesome view of the whole Phoenix area

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

hiking
no shade
scramble
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

loved it

hiking
6 days ago

fun quick trail many switch backs and what feel like false peaks. the view was amazing seeing snow allon Four Peaks and the rim country. really clear after a good rain!

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

Last mile is very steep and challenging but the view from the top is worth it

hiking
6 days ago

I did the full loop plus and out and back of the cinch trail for an extra 1.2 miles. A nice trail, plenty of views once you get up on to the Lousley Hills of Four Peaks, the Verde River, the Supers and Weavers Needle. I’d say on the lower end of the moderate rating, although today still feeling full of Turkey and Thanksgiving it felt firmly in the moderate range.

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