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

hiking
12 hours ago

on Wave Cave Trail

hiking
12 hours ago

The last stretch to the cave is fairly steep and is challenging on the way up and down. Was surprised the trail was rated moderate for that reason. Not a lot of shade cover. Beautiful views from the cave—worth the effort. Watch out for bees. If you need a bathroom afterwards, you can head up the road, past the parking lot, past the Lost Goldmine Trail, and into the Tonto National Forest parking lot. Was really glad that was there. :)

Excellent views, well-marked, well-maintained trail. Definitely recommend! A little more off the beaten path, especially on the second half, than Pyramid trail. I was mostly alone, passing just a few people, during peak hours on a Saturday.

This. was. hard. But so worth it! Bring gloves, you’ll need them for the climb and the descent. Have fun!

hiking
13 hours ago

Gorgeous views! A challenging hike and a great workout. Take in all the scenery! Stunning!

hiking
13 hours ago

Beautiful day and relatively easy trail

Good trail for an after work hike. As others have mentioned the trail is not particularly difficult. My friend and I got a bit turned around when trying to take the Hidden Valley trail to National trail so be aware that section isn't particulalry well marked.

Other then that one of the better hikes I have done at South Mountain. Not too crowded and is on the easier side. Make sure you bring plenty of water as there is little shade.

Did this hike for my 50th birthday.

My wife and I loved this hike. It’s a great workout.

hiking
16 hours ago

The actual Tom Moody trail is around 3.8 miles and if you follow it by the sign posts you miss the waterfall... We didn’t actually get to see it due to this so disappointing. The trail itself is nice and easy, but you will get dusty boots as some parts are sandy.

I enjoyed this hike. It a bit rocky but with proper shoes it was just fine. We got to the 'saddle' without problem within 1 hour and it is nice view! Met a gentleman at the top who told us the trail continued to the north and swung around to join up with Pass Mountain trail. We went about 1.5 km down the trail but then it disappeared (or we lost it). After searching for the trail for 30 minutes we gave up and returned the way we came. I wouldn't recommend that 'add-on' unless you know exactly where you are going. Overall an enjoyable hike!

hiking
17 hours ago