Explore the best wild flowers 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
21 hours ago

This hike was great! First off.. I did this trail with my best friend from Florida who is not use to hiking. She rated the trail as hard. On a scale of 1 to 5 she said about a 4. However, I live in Phoenix and frequently hike squaw peak and camelback mountain. I did not find the trail to be extremely difficult. In fact I would say for experienced trail
Runners it would be a great, technical trail. I believe the path is well marked with white arrows. It took us approximately 3 hours to complete the entire trail and I recorded 4.6 miles on my garmin. We had about 1.5 liters of water each.

hiking
21 hours ago

Easy, but interesting. Lots of cactus.

So I tried following the directions and routed myself to the bear canyon trailhead to start. Perhaps there is more than one, because I definitely didn't start where it says on the map. The trail was so poorly marked that I quickly lost it, got very lost myself and had to walk to a nearby home to find a dirt road to turn around. I'm not sure if there are multiple "Bear Canyon Trailheads" or what's up, but it wasn't a great experience today.

Headlamps on Piestewa Peak on an October evening. Kinda silly, but still fun to look at.

hiking
23 hours ago

Beautiful hike! We will be back ;)

This is a breathtaking trail! We went 12/31/16-1/1/17. We made the descent to Indian Gardens and camped there for the night. we woke up early the next day to make the rest of the trek before the sun rose. The most memorable sunrise of my life. After you’ve made your descent from the canyon rim it is pretty flat the remainder of the trail from Indian gardens to Plateau Point. If you’re camping it could easily be done in one day, from the rim to the point, then camp and out the next day. Getting back up the switchbacks is quite the trek. When we did it there was snow and slush covering the trail about half way and ice at the top which just required trekking poles and crampons and paying more attention to our foot placement. The way down took a lot longer for us because we were constantly stopping to take in the scenery. We made it out in a crazy 2.5 hours. We stopped twice for no more than 5 mins. It was for speed only, not for enjoyment. I would say to expect to get out in about 4 hours depending on your pack weight and fitness level.

Bring water! We took off from Leows Resort not knowing what we were getting into. Made it all the way with 16oz of water. Very scenic and worth the effort.

good hike..NOT an easy trail. this is moderate

hiking
1 day ago

This is nice trial to see the snoopi rock. Beautiful scenery and plant life.

Really nice trail easy to moderate. It had beautiful scenery and traffic was very low around 9Am.

hiking
1 day ago

Make sure to go out to the point and you will be fully rewarded.

this trail is very very Rocky. not like hiking rocky, but like rock slide prone. you have to tip toe down more than 2/3 of the trail so as not to bust an ankle. no thanks! Usery offers much better trails

Hiked this trail at the perfect weather, mid 70's. The trail itself is moderate but i can imagine it being challenging in hot weather. You walk through a nice campground with vendors selling tacos.You finally reach the waterfalls after the campground! They are breathtaking!!

If you want a great experience, treat this as a backpacking trip! The less interaction you have with the locals the better experience you will have.

hiking
1 day ago