Hike the West Park Loop Trail in Papago Park

West Park Parking Lot

From the rocks in Papago Park you can see all of Tempe and into Downtown Phoenix. During the summer it is a tremendous vantage point to watch the infamous haboobs (intense dust storm) roll through the valley. If they're at sunset or just before, the color experience is phenomenal. Of course, you have to be ready to suffer through it yourself.

This trail begins from the parking lot on the west side of Galvin Parkway. To the east of the parking lot is a single track, dirt trail that heads north towards the big buttes. It continues counterclockwise around the big butte and heads south around the smaller butte. It continues west around the golf course eventually leading back to the parking lot. This is an easy trail for hikers and mountain bikers.

Pack List

  • Camera bag
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Face covering
  • Water
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RT Distance 4 Miles
Activities Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic

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Good fun am must for anyone in Tempe!

Good little hike in the Tempe area, stay cool bring lots of water!

Easy But Lovely.

This is an easy hike and a wonderful place to go to and catch the sunset over the city.


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