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    • Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Wave Cave Trail

      4.7
      3 mi / 948 ft gain
      From the trail-head you will follow the old and wide dirt road for a while until you reach the wilderness fence line. It's easy to get lost. When you reach the fence there's an area to go through. It's difficult to see. Make sure you look closely. DO NOT follow the signs that say "trail". Once yo...
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    • Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Weavers Needle

      8.02 mi / 2602 ft gain
      Lace up your boots, stock up your gear, bid farewell to civilization and head out to the wild. This adventure is not one for the faint of heart. It will scrape, snag, trip and stumble you. It will scare, taunt and tantalize you. You will need to earn this one, and it is more than worth the effort...
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    • Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Fremont Saddle via Peralta Canyon Trail

      4.7
      4.53 mi / 1378 ft gain
      After taking Peralta Road all the way to the end, park your car in the parking lot and you'll see the sign for the trail head. Sign in at the register and then begin our hike on Peralta Trail. This trail winds through the canyon and then takes you up switch backs until you reach the saddle. The ...
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    • Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Weavers Needle Loop

      5.0
      12.37 mi / 2608 ft gain
      This is a difficult hike! Plan on a lot of time and an early start. I did this hike in a clockwise direction (Peralta Trail) which really doesn't matter much but I recommend the direction to get the steepest part of the hike done first. Most people just do an out and back hike to Freemont Saddle ...
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    • Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Bluff Springs Loop

      4.0
      14.55 mi / 2523 ft gain
      From the Peralta Trailhead, start hiking on Bluff Springs Trail. This trail will wind over a few hills past incredible views, and then take you down into a wash. In the wash you will intersect with the Terrapin Trail. Turn left onto the Terrapin Trail, and it will take you out of the wash and pa...
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Hike Marcos de Niza Ridgeline / National Loop

      5.0
      2.8 mi / 640 ft gain
      This is somewhat of a hidden gem in South Mountain Park, the largest municipal park in the United States, even though it's right there for all to see. The best way to take advantage of this trail is to attack the ridgeline with an intense hiking pace or trail run, connecting it to the National Tr...
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    • Roosevelt, Arizona

      Camp At Burnt Corral Campground On Apache Lake

      5.0
      Located in the Superstition Wilderness about 65 miles northeast of Phoenix, AZ, Apache Lake is one of the most popular recreational lakes in Arizona because it has something for everyone: hiking, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, swimming, and more! The Burnt Corral Campground is located o...
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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Hidden Valley via the Mormon Loop Trail

      4.0
      3.63 mi / 873 ft gain
      This is a great spot for an afternoon hike near Phoenix. There are some beautiful rock formations, nice trails, and pretty stunning views of the city and desert beyond. It's open year round and is dog friendly so if you've got a pup, definitely bring it along. It gets super hot in the summer and ...
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    • 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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    • Phoenix, Arizona

      Acer Summit Via Mormon Trail

      2.46 mi / 758 ft gain
      Acer Summit Via Mormon Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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    • Glendale, Arizona

      Deem Hills Loop

      3.5
      5 mi
      Located in north Phoenix, the Deem Hills recreation area features a dog park, playground, soccer field, and trailhead leading into the neighboring hills.   To begin your hike, get around the dog park by starting at the Circumference trailhead on the north side of the parking lot.  To complete th...
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    • Glendale, Arizona

      Run at Thunderbird Park

      5.0
      2 mi / 475 ft gain
      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...
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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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    • Queen Creek, Arizona

      Hike the Dynamite and Goldmine Loop

      5.0
      4.7 mi / 773 ft gain
      This trail is a moderately-rated hike. It is used for a variety of activities including hiking, mountain biking, running, and walking. To access the trail, it is important to note that there is a $7 cash parking fee, so be prepared! The beginning of the trail is the most challenging part as it ...
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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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    • Rogers Trough Trailhead, Arizona

      Hike Rogers Canyon Trail

      5.0
      8 mi / 1108 ft gain
      The Superstition Wilderness is a vast rugged landscape where you can find the cultural remains of ancient Hohokam, Salado, Apache, and Yavapais tribes.  Rogers Canyon Trail takes you to one of the most impressive and best preserved archaeological sites this region has to offer.  These Salado ruin...
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