Best Mountain Biking in Arizona

Looking for the best mountain biking 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 incredible Outbound community.

  • Camp at Lost Dutchman State Park

    Lost Dutchman State Park is located near the Superstition Mountains in central Phoenix, about 40 miles from Phoenix. There is a $7 day use fee to enter the park, which is waived if you’re camping ($15/night). The park offers 134 campsites, each wi...

  • Hike Sunrise Trail to Sunrise Peak

    SunrisePeak,alsoknown as Sunrise Trail, is located at the residential foothills ofthe McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale,Arizona.The trail will start next to a residential neighborhood,butafter about a quarter mile you'll be immersed in the pristine...

    3.8 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Backpack up the Mogollon Rim via Washington Park

    This trail begins at the Washington Park Trailhead which meets up with passage #27 of the AZT. You begin traveling northbound as you ascend the great Mogollon Rim. The trail takes you through a gorgeous forest and rewards you with an awesome clif...

    6.5 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike the Gateway Loop

    The Gateway Trailhead is one access point into the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in Scottsdale and is my favorite “Gateway” into the treasure trove of great trails and vistas in the McDowell Mountains. The Gateway Trailhead provides great accessibi...

    4.5 miles 650 ft gain

  • Hike or Bike Secret Slickrock Trail

    Wanting a short and sweet sunset or sunrise spot in Sedona away from some of the crowds? This easily accessible trail is great for people wanting picnics, a quick photography spot (we saw a couple from their wedding doing a photo shoot here), and ...

    0.8 miles 107 ft gain

  • Bike along the San Francisco Peaks on Waterline Road

    Waterline Road is a closed service road that follows along the southern and eastern slopes of the San Francisco Peaks of Flagstaff, AZ. You will pass through several miles of charred ponderosa pine as well as expansive groves of aspen trees as you...

    20 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike or Bike the Hiline Trail in Sedona

    Start this incredible hike by parking at the Yavapai Point parking lot. Start the short hike (0.13 miles) on the Kaibab Trail which will run into Yavapai Vista Trail (0.27 miles) towards the Slim Shady Trail. Here you will have an incredible view ...

    8 miles 480 ft gain

  • Hike or MTB the Deem Hills Loop

    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 th...

    5 miles

  • Hike the Go John Trail

    As you park at the trailhead, you have the option to take this trail in either direction. I recommend that you travel north, which will immediately provide 0.75 miles of elevation gain. You will then reach a pass with panoramic views of the Tonto ...

    5.6 miles 804 ft gain

  • Hike Estrella Mountain's Baseline Trail

    Baseline Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail. This trail features lovely wild flowers and is rated as intermediate. You can use this trail not just for hiking but you can also use the trail for running as well as mountain biking. ...

    2.4 miles 259 ft gain

  • Explore Point Sublime

    Its name says it all; this panoramic viewpoint at the north rim of the Grand Canyon is sublime: of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe. For newcomers to the Grand Canyon, this view might just leave you speech...

    0.1 miles 20 ft gain

  • Hike the Apache Wash Loop Trail

    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 e...

    5.6 miles 640 ft gain