Run at Thunderbird Park

Thunderbird Park Parking Area - Search Nearby - Added by Calvin Weibel

At Thunderbird Park you'll find an easy-to-access network of trails in North Phoenix.

This is a great spot to go for a quick run or a short hike if you're in North Phoenix.  Thunderbird park is easily accessible with free entry and a number of picnic areas.

There are 3 main hills with a variety of trail options to hike up/around each.  From the top you'll find a nice view of valley and the north Phoenix area.

From Glendale head North on 59th Ave past the freeway and into the hills.  Turn left after the road singles to one lane, or continue under the bridge between the hills and make a right turn to climb the southern hill.  You can also access another trailhead on 67the Ave. from the opposite side.  This is a convenient spot for anyone in the Glendale or north Phoenix area.

Distance

2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

475 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Fitness, Photography, Running, Hiking

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Great Short Hike

When running the mountain that you enter on from 67th Ave. it is a short 30-35 minute walk up and run down. Run the entire mountain, I will usually cut 5-10 minutes off the hike.

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