Arizona Hiking

Welcome to the Grand Canyon State

Arizona, the Grand Canyon State that has cactus-filled Sonoran Desert landscape offers different trails to the avid hikers. Hiking in the desert has its own beauty as well as dangers lurking in the grooves. The summer is pretty harsh here so the hikers would prefer hiking the upcountry during the harsh season. A few precautions taken by the hikers will help them stay safe. Never never under estimate the power of nature! Stay safe while hiking!

Stay hydrated.
Pack a snack or two.
Carry your first-aid kit.
Inform your family member & share your location.
If possible hike with another person
Stay on the trail.
Yield to the hikers going up.
Pack out what you pack in.
Keep your pet on leash. Not that everyone shares your love for pets.

A list of a few Arizona hikes we have done over the past few years is given below and some of them we have hiked many times that we lost count,  especially the ones near Scottsdale areas.

Arizona Hiking Trails – Easy

  1. Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park in Sedona 
  2. A’ Mountain on Hayden Butte, Tempe
  3. Apache Waterfalls Hike, Globe
  4. Lower Salt River Trail, Mesa
  5. Grand Falls, (aka) Chocolate Falls Hike, Flagstaff
  6. Double Butte Loop Trail, Phoenix,
  7. Chimney Rock Hike from Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park in Sedona
  8. Marcus Landslide Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 
  9. Granite Mountain & Balanced Rock – Easy
  10. Brown’s Ranch Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 
  11. Levee Trail Hike, McDowell Mountains, Scottsdale 
  12. McDowell Mountain Ranch Javelina Trail, Scottsdale
  13. Dixie Mountain Loop, Phoenix – Horned Owl Nest 
  14. Hole in the Rock, Phoenix, Arizona 
  15. Waterfall & Black Rock Loop Trail 
  16. Dragonfly Trail, Cave Creek, Arizona 
  17. Chasing The Poppies – Peridot
  18. Cone Mountain & Brown’s Ranch Mountain 
  19. Lost Dog Trailhead to Taliesin West, Scottsdale
  20. Sears-Kay Ruin (Tonto National Forest), Scottsdale
  21. Blue Wash Trail to Camp Creek Waterfall, Cave Creek

Arizona Hiking Trails – Moderate

  1. West Fork Trail, Sedona 
  2. Devil’s Bridge, Sedona 
  3. Wind Cave Trail, near Mesa 
  4. Shaw Butte North Mountain Hike, Phoenix
  5. Holbert Trail to Dobbins Lookout, South Mountains,
  6. Sunrise Peak from Sunrise Trailhead, Scottsdale,
  7. Bell Pass Trail, Scottsdale 
  8. Riding the Wave in the Arizona Desert
  9. Bartlett Lake Reservoir Hike 
  10. Gateway Saddle Loop Trail, Scottsdale 
  11. Tom’s Thumb & the Lookout Trails – 4.9 miles 
  12. Pinnacle Peak Trail, Scottsdale
  13. Deem Hills Ridgeline Hike
  14. Tonto Natural Bridge Park
  15. Lockett Meadow Inner Basin Trail, Flagstaff
  16. Broadway Cave in Superstition Wilderness
  17. Lost Dog Wash Trail, Scottsdale
  18. Quartz Trail, Paradise Valley – Scottsdale
  19. Hieroglyphic Trail, Apache Junction

Arizona Hiking Trails – Hard

  1. Humphreys Peak in Flagstaff – the highest natural point in the state 
  2. Agassiz Peak – Arizona’s second highest peak – Chair Lift Ride
  3. Flatiron Via Siphon Draw Trail, near Phoenix  – ^5057 feet 
  4. Thompson Peak Tower Hike in Fountain Hills – ^3,982 feet at the summit 
  5. Weavers Needle, Gold canyon
  6. Picket Post Trail, Superior, Arizona – ^4378 feet
  7. Elephant Mountain Trail Hike on Spur Cross Ranch, Cave Creek
  8. Gateway Long Loop Trail (10.9 miles) Scottsdale
  9. Bell Rock Hike (Climb), Sedona
  10. Tom’s Thumb Hike, Scottsdale
  11. Tom’s Thumb Trailhead from Gateway Trailhead, Scottsdale
  12. Camelback Mountain – Hiking up through Echo Canyon Trail
    Part 1 & Part 2 – Hiking Down Cholla Trail, Phoenix
  13. Piestewa Peak – (Sunset Hike), Phoenix
  14. Dixie Peak / Two Bit Peak – Dixie Mountain Loop, Paradise Valley
  15. Black Mountain, Cave Creek
  16. Browns Peak via Brown’s Trail, Four Peaks Wilderness

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Happy Hiking & Exploring! 😘