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    Top Spots in and near Apache Junction

    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Hidden Valley Trail Via Mormon Trail

      3.63 mi / 863 ft gain
      Hidden Valley Trail Via Mormon Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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    • Scottsdale, Arizona

      Pinnacle Peak Trail

      4.4
      3.87 mi / 896 ft gain
      Pinnacle Peak is a 3.8 mile out-and-back hike along a beautifully groomed trail with a moderate gain of ~1,000ft. This distinctive 600ft granite summit can be seen from most of the surrounding valley and offers spectacular views of the McDowell Mountains, iconic Four Peaks, Granite Mountain and t...
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Mojave Connector Trail #202

      2.18 mi / 820 ft gain
      The best starting point to access this hike is parking at the Mojave Picnic Area and heading up the Mojave Trail #200. At .4 miles, you will hit the junction and stating point for the Mojave Connector Trail. Head left at the saddle and begin a rapid ascent up switchbacks to a small flattened summ...
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Mojave Trail #200

      4.5
      1.88 mi / 430 ft gain
      The entrance for the Piestewa Peak area is located at 2701 E. Squaw Peak Drive. The Mojave Picnic Area & Trailhead is the first parking area on the right. This is a very popular trail when the outside temps drop a bit so get there early for sunset hikes to ease parking. The trail begins on t...
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Freedom Trail Loop

      5.0
      3.8 mi / 1093 ft gain
      As the third longest trail in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the Freedom Trail provides a great option for those looking for a longer hike, which can also be made even a bit longer by bolting on the Piestewa Summit hike along the way (adds 1.2 miles additional and a view from the top!). Many look...
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Piestewa Peak Summit

      4.4
      2.25 mi / 1050 ft gain
      Piestewa Peak, formerly known as Squaw Peak and conveniently located in the heart of the Phoenix metropolitan area, is a relatively short hike that yields impressive views of the city and is a perfect spot to watch the sunset. Piestewa Peak is a popular spot for locals who do not want to drive or...
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    • Coolidge, Arizona

      Explore Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

      4.0
      0.25 mi / 10 ft gain
      No one really knows why the people from the Sonoran Desert built this mud skyscraper. Some scientists believe it was built as a astronomical observatory. What ever the reason, the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is a engineering marvel that was built in the 1300's. People have been so puzzled...
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    • Scottsdale, Arizona

      Upper Ranch and Brown's Ranch Road Trail

      3.98 mi / 154 ft gain
      Upper Ranch and Brown's Ranch Road Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Scottsdale, Arizona.
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    • Roosevelt, Arizona

      Visit Tonto National Monument

      3.7
      1.5 mi / 305 ft gain
      Explore two remarkably preserved American Indian cliff dwellings that date back to the 13th century. Set within a shelter bluff on the side of steep cliffs, the Upper and Lower Cliff Dwellings are well protected, and have great views of the surrounding Sonoran Desert. If you get to the park early...
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    • Scottsdale, Arizona

      Pima and Dynamite Loop

      5.0
      50.27 mi / 2136 ft gain
      Pima and Dynamite Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Scottsdale, Arizona.
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Hike Holbert Trail to Dobbins Lookout

      4.0
      4.1 mi / 1135 ft gain
      Dobbins lookout is a popular high point in South Mountain Park that offers views of the entire Phoenix area.  It's accessible by road or by trail with no entry fee.  Consider going in the evening for the best views.If you plan to hike to the top, the shortest route is the Holbert trail.  Take a l...
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Shadow Mountain Loop

      2.07 mi / 600 ft gain
      Shadow Mountain Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      North Mountain Trail

      4.7
      1.42 mi / 571 ft gain
      Beginning from the start of the trail on 7th Street, this short hike can be a good quick workout that offers great views of the greater Phoenix area.  Be aware that this hike is a fairly steep climb 600 feet to the top.   Once you reach the summit of North Mountain you'll find great views of the...
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Lost Ranch Ruins Trail to Lost Ranch Mines Trail Loop

      5.0
      4.97 mi / 1184 ft gain
      Lost Ranch Ruins Trail to Lost Ranch Mines Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Shaw Butte Trail

      5.0
      4.22 mi / 866 ft gain
      The Shaw Butte Trail is a short loop hike that leads you to the top of Shaw Butte in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.  Beginning from the trailhead on Central Avenue, The first section of trail follows a steady uphill service road to the top.  Near the top you'll find an array of towers and a good...
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Apache Wash Loop Trail

      5.79 mi / 541 ft gain
      This hike begins at the Apache Wash Trailhead where you will find restrooms and a covered rest area. This loop is simple to follow and offers various shortcuts along with an access to an optional summit climb.  The loop begins from the north-east end of the parking lot near the restrooms. Turn l...
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