Hike the West Park Loop Trail in Papago Park

Arizona West Park Parking Lot

Added by Jared Blitz

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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Chillin, Fitness, Hiking, Photography, Running

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



4 Miles



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area

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4 months ago

Good fun am must for anyone in Tempe!

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

4 months ago

6 months ago

Easy But Lovely.

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

6 months ago

Added by Jared Blitz

A teacher of health and fitness in Higher Ed, an exercise physiologist, a lover of the outdoors, and fulfilled by shooting landscape photography. https://jblitzphotography.smugmug.com/browse

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