The Best Hiking in Arizona

Looking for the best hiking in Arizona? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Arizona. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Arizona

  • Supai, Arizona

    Backpack to Havasu Falls in the Havasupai Reservation

    4.7
    10 mi / -2000 ft gain
    The Havasupai Reservation is a remote area just outside Grand Canyon National Park, full of blue-green water and dramatic waterfalls.  Despite being an extremely isolated location, camping in the canyon is overwhelmingly popular and reservations are required. On popular weekends you will be shari...
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  • Pine, Arizona

    Hike to Fossil Creek Falls

    4.8
    1.5 mi
    The journey is definitely worth it! Don't let the description discourage you from visiting here. This is simply to help you be prepared so that you can enjoy this wonderful place as safely as possible! Fossil Creek Rd can only be accessed from Camp Verde via FH 9 (Hwy 260) and FR 708 due to road ...
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  • Williams, Arizona

    Hike to Horseshoe Bend

    4.7
    1.5 mi
    Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona is classic bucket list material and for good reason. Even if they don’t know what it’s called or where it is, everyone has seen this famous spot somewhere. Rest assured; pictures cannot convey the massive scale of this place. From your vantage point 1,000 feet abov...
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  • North Rim, Arizona

    Backpack the Grand Canyon: Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim

    4.7
    45.6 mi / 10141 ft gain
    Start at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park at the North Kaibab Trail. You have 14 miles and 5,761 feet of elevation to descend to the Bright Angel Campground, so bring those trekking poles if you have bad knees (like myself). Along the North Kaibab Trail a few noteworthy trail markers ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike to Devil's Bridge

    4.7
    3.94 mi / 400 ft gain
    The Devil's Bridge is the largest natural sandstone arch in Coconino National Forest and an iconic landmark. If you're visiting the Sedona area, hiking this trail is a must do. There are a couple different starting options for this trail. Once you turn onto FR 152 (Vultee Arch Rd), after a short...
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  • Supai, Arizona

    Hike to Beaver Falls

    5.0
    8 mi / 1200 ft gain
    So you've made it down to the Havasu campground after a ten mile hike from Hualapai Hilltop - time for more hiking! The 8 mile (RT) trek to Beaver Falls is well worth the trip, and can offer some quieter moments for those looking to escape the busyness of Havasu and Mooney Falls. To start out, h...
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  • Gila County, Arizona

    Cibecue Falls

    4.3
    2.94 mi / 600 ft gain
    It is a bumpy ride down an old dirt road to get to the trailhead. Use extreme caution on this road as there are very narrow sections with sheer cliffs. The road follows along the Salt River giving you a nice viewpoint of the Salt River Canyon. On your way in you will pass the campgrounds (First a...
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  • Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona

    Drive the Scenic Loop of Monument Valley

    5.0
    17 mi
    Be ready to embark on this 17 mile monumental scenic drive. The loop includes 11 numbered viewpoints and you can expect to spend between 2-4 hours in the park. For the best experience, check park hours and arrive early before the 15 mph traffic begins to stack up.  You will find the beginning of ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hiking Cathedral Rock

    4.9
    1.5 mi
    Cathedral Rock is one of the most popular landmarks in Arizona. This amazing rock formation is located in Sedona, Arizona.The hike is steep and requires a bit of climbing in some spots. The 1.5 miles roundtrip is pretty strenuous, leading you up a moderately steep incline, but well worth the rewa...
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  • Yavapai County, Arizona

    'The Crack' at Wet Beaver Creek

    4.2
    7.61 mi / 500 ft gain
    'The Crack' is a cliff jumper's dream, but it also offers something for everyone, with smooth rocks for sunbathing and shallow waters for wading. To get to The Crack, it's about a 3.5-mile hike each way, making it slightly less popular than Sedona's more accessible swimming holes. While you only ...
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  • Supai, Arizona

    Hike to Mooney Falls

    4.8
    0.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    Hiking down to Mooney Falls is a great, short adventure when camping at the Havasupai Campground. Not only that, it is certainly the most adventurous waterfall to reach, requiring travelers to hike down through a menacing passageway cut through the side of the canyon wall by miners at the turn of...
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  • Supai, Arizona

    Hike to the Confluence of the Colorado River and Havasu Creek

    5.0
    Hike: Starting from the Havasupai campgrounds, which is a 10 mile hike in itself from Hualapai Hilltop, the trail goes past Mooney Falls to Beaver Creek for 4 miles. The elevation gain is limited but makes up for difficulty with route finding. Getting to Beaver Falls will require creek crossings ...
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  • Catalina Foothills, Arizona

    Hike to Seven Falls

    5.0
    8.25 mi / 917 ft gain
    At the main parking lot of Sabino Canyon, there are a few different trams you can take to nearby trailheads. You have the option to either hop on a tram that will take you to the 7 Falls trailhead for $4 a person, or walk the 2 miles yourself. Once at the trailhead, signs will lead you into Bear ...
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  • Apache Junction, Arizona

    Hike Siphon Draw to Flatiron Summit

    4.9
    6.5 mi / 2781 ft gain
    Flatiron is one of the most popular day hikes in the Superstition Wilderness, just outside of Phoenix, AZ. The hike begins at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction. Once inside the park, drive to the last parking area and look for a sign for the Siphon Draw Trailhead. The Siphon Draw Trail ...
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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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  • Paradise Valley, Arizona

    Hike Up Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trail

    4.5
    3 mi / 1275 ft gain
    This challenging hike up the east side of Camelback Mountain has beautiful views of Phoenix and Scottsdale, and is not often crowded.You will begin on switchbacks heading up the mountain, with trail markers to guide you at first. The hike increases in difficulty about 1 mile in, when you reach th...
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