Explore the most popular trail running trails near Tempe with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great for a quick cardio sesh with some very nice views at the top.

Great trail to take the pup on!

Short and steep! Not really a hike but worth doing I guess. Good views from the top. Paved road most of the way. I doo this trail when I needs something quick but still want to work hard. It’s only easy because of the distance. It is steep so keep that in mind.

Great trail! It's probably best to go in the winter but I went in the summer and it wasn't too bad (bring lots of water though!) I recommend going early in the morning otherwise you will lose the little shade there is on the traim. The tunnel is awesome and I love the saguaro like usual. Definitely a beginner's hike and can be done in a couple hours even with some breaks.

I’m an avid hiker so I found this trail very easy. It’s a good workout and has some great views of downtown.

Nice challenge for a beginner level. The Classic Trail rocky terrain made it cool. I hiked today, while cloudy and windy.

I will definitely hike this again.

not much of a challenge.. had to jog it or venture off and go up mountain side without paths just to feel my heart rate increase. Over all pretty though.

Great Hike beginning at 5:00 am in time for the sunrise! It was beautiful and a great first mile plus incline workout...Moderate Hike with awesome rock formations. No washrooms on site, but plenty of parking, Water and Picnic Tables.

Great hike, and beautiful scenery. We were able to enjoy a rare rainy day in June. I can't understand why people will not clean up after their dogs, the trail had alot of dog crap on it.

Pretty steep but fun!

easy and causal hike

A good little trl. Pretty exposed.

This is my favorite trl in the Valley to take friends and guests too. Not too difficult. Cool sights at the top. Not too long. I am a fan.

It’s easy to get turned around once you are at the top. I’d suggest taking the alltrl app to make sure you don’t end up on the National trl.

Great and challenging trail that has a bit of scrambling and varied terrain. The first mile definitely gets your heart pumping and legs burning. Once you make the summit, it smooths out and gives you a break. I don't recommend doing it in 101F heat in the middle of the afternoon but that was my only window to hike. Very few shady areas.....VERY few. Sunscreen, hat and water are necessities. I went through 100oz of water and ran out with about 1/2 mile to go. I'm a 53yo Male who is a bit out of shape and needs to drop 20lbs and would do it again in a heartbeat. Do not underestimate the exposure to the sun.....it was brutal towards the end. I logged 4.9 miles in 2.5 hours. Had it been cooler, could have shaved 30-45 minutes off of that. Trekking poles helped on way down but could have done without them. Primarily took them in case of snakes but didn't see any.

It is a nice walk but half the trail is closed off at the moment due to construction =( The park is beautiful and there is fishing on the lake.

Hidden valley at the end makes the whole thing worth it

my 4 year old and I did it in flip flops. great view of Tempe and ASU. will do it again.

Loved this it was easy and fun

hiking
3 months ago

..this time i took my kids and their bikes in the evening to see how well they'll do on the paved trail..&& they actually did great..they enjoyed the mountain views and was happy they didn't ave to actually climb anything tonight..sn: they were knocked out sleep..being active has some great perks for parents..lol

I utilize this mountain for a quick cardio session..it takes about 5-10 mins from the bottom to the top of the paved part..u can climb higher using the stairs if you want. I try to do 2-3 up & downs on the paved part only..they have a little paved way where ppl go sprints or walking lunges up. This is kid friendly too. My 3 year old broke her femur..i month out of her body cast she was hiking this with me..at her checkup the dr said her bone fully healed and no physical therapy was needed..

This was a really nice trail for a beginner like me, amazing view of Tempe and if you wake up early enough you can watch the sun rise

It’s a really good path for the family and young kids as well!

great view of the city plus lots of rocks for the kids to climb.

my second hike using alltrails, has a little learning curve. good overall description. Nice walk. the climb was a challenge.

Great park!! Fun place to explore, hike, and enjoy! Loved climbing the rocks for great views 360 degrees. Very busy on the weekends but park is big enough doesn’t matter.

It’s fun to rock climb the mountains

Cool trail but very easy to get lost There are no markings or cairns. I’m pretty sure we did get lost but somehow found our way back to National Trail thanks to GPS after climbing over and under various rocks The hidden valley feels like another world. The trek up Mormon trail to get there was quite the climb

hiking
4 months ago

Very special trail.

Awesome incline/cardio workout. Great for pictures at the top then you can either hangout a bit and look at your surroundings or head back down. Super quick!

Gorgeous views with rock scrambling! This trail was unlike any other I’ve done with the valley. Lots of boulders around, and some that you have to climb over to stay on the trail. Certain parts of the trail are not clearly marked, so use the app map to stay on track. Cool photo opps on this one and nice views of the city! Downtown Phoenix is visible in the distance, and all in all a great workout that isn’t too strenuous.

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