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Best trails in Surprise

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Explore the most popular trails near Surprise with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Surprise
Top trails (5)
#1 - Vietnam Memorial Trail
Surprise, Arizona
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 46 m
There is no sign to indicate this trail, but it starts from the road and goes about 1/4 mile before you come to the first plaque that states Vietnam Memorial Trail 2009. Show more
#2 - Maricopa Trail: McMicken Dam Outlet Channel
Surprise, Arizona
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Length: 11.9 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
#3 - Centennial Friendship Park Loop
Centennial Friendship Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
#4 - Maricopa Trail: Sun Valley Parkway to Grand Avenue
Surprise, Arizona
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
#5 - White Peak Loop [CLOSED]
Surprise, Arizona
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Please note: area is reportedly closed until further notice. The hike begins at the Westland Park parking lot (ample room for nearly 30 cars) a few blocks from North Vistancia Blvd (the main route into Vistancia from the Happy Valley Parkway exit off the 303 Freeway). Once at White Peak, you see evidence of former mining here with flattened platform areas on the south and west sides. A narrow footpath allows you to explore the northeast side of the peak. The peak is very photogenic from the south and west platforms, with all that white quartzite and rust-colored streaks formed by oxidation. Several Palo Verde trees, Creosote shrubs, Ocotillo and cacti add to the photogenic appeal. Expansive 360-degree views are on display, but the vistas to the west, northwest and north are especially appealing, with receding ranges of undeveloped hills and mountains across a desert floor. Having explored White Peak, you can simply return the way you came, or you can descend the rocky old S-shaped mining road on the northwest side of White Peak and find the unmarked trail (called "Cholla Run") that leads through a narrow valley between some hills/mounts to the west. At the saddle, one can explore the new Terra Trail further to the northwest and/or ascend the mining road to your right to explore other trails and the summit of the highest peak in this area.Show more