Best Backpacking in Phoenix

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

  • Backpack the Superstition Wilderness to White Rock Springs Camp

    The Superstition Wilderness is a stunning 160,200 acre area outside Apache Junction, AZ, with over 170 miles of (variously maintained) trail networks. There are any number of trips you can design to fit your time and skill level. This adventure of...

    23 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike Carney Springs to Superstition Peak 5057

    This is the true beast hike of the Superstitions. If you think Flatiron is a toughy, give this a whirl! You will be poked, prodded, slapped, smacked, jolted, tripped and stabbed the entire way, but rewarded with arguably the finest sights the vall...

    9.5 miles 3600 ft gain

  • Backpack the Bluff Springs Loop

    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 ...

    15 miles 600 ft gain