The Best Hiking in Phoenix

Looking for the best hiking 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 Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Phoenix

  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Phoenix Mountain Nature Loop

    0.91 mi / 308 ft gain
    Phoenix Mountain Nature Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Paradise Valley, Arizona.
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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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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Freedom Trail (#302)

    3.8 mi / 1093 ft gain
    Freedom Trail (#302) is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Piestewa Peak and Freedom Loop Trail

    4.89 mi / 1650 ft gain
    Piestewa Peak and Freedom Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Hike Phoenix Mountain Preserve's Freedom Trail

    5.0
    3.7 mi / 1213 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

    Practice Yoga atop Piestewa Peak

    1.8 mi / 900 ft gain
    If you are an avid hiker and also love practicing yoga, then Piestewa Peak has a hidden gem awaiting you! There is a little-known helipad located just off the primary trail to Piestewa Peak's Summit (see photos above for more detailed information). If you are looking for a great place to practice...
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Trail 100 from Mountain View Park

    14.08 mi / 1496 ft gain
    Trail 100 from Mountain View Park is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Maxine Lakin Nature Trail

    1.35 mi / 262 ft gain
    Maxine Lakin Nature Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Trail 100, Trail 306 and No Name Mountain Loop

    4.94 mi / 256 ft gain
    Trail 100, Trail 306 and No Name Mountain Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    304, Perl Charles, Voaz Loop

    4.74 mi / 1112 ft gain
    304, Perl Charles, Voaz Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    North Mountain Trail

    1.27 mi / 732 ft gain
    North Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Trail 220 Loop

    1.97 mi / 348 ft gain
    Trail 220 Loop is a family friendly loop trail that located near Phoenix, Arizona. Remember to bring plenty of water.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Voaz Loop #1B

    3.69 mi / 705 ft gain
    Voaz Loop #1B is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Perl Charles and Voaz Loop Trail

    4.31 mi / 784 ft gain
    Perl Charles and Voaz Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Charles M Christiansen Northern Loop

    2.05 mi / 279 ft gain
    Charles M Christiansen Northern Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Dreamy Draw Loop Trail

    3.84 mi / 558 ft gain
    Dreamy Draw Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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