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Huckaby Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Moderate / Sedona  Experience Oak Creek, up close and personal, on this creekside hike! Paralleling Sedona’s cool waterway, the Huckaby Hiking Trail traverses red rock ridges and treelined riverbanks. Boulder lined swim holes make the northern end perfect for hanging out.

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Doe Mountain Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Moderate / Sedona  Explore the top of a stunning red rock mesa on this short Sedona hike! The Doe Mountain Hiking Trail switchbacks up the side of an ancient butte to an easy-to-explore, football-field-sized platform. Circling the rim, awesome views of Sedona span for miles.

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Hole in the Rock Hiking Trail Loop

★★★☆☆ Easy / Phoenix This super-short hike to a huge hole, in a huge rock, is perfect family fun! At just over one quarter mile long, the Hole in the Rock Hiking Trail Loop is both easy and surprisingly scenic. For a full day of fun, add time at the Phoenix Zoo, located literally right next door.

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Sunrise Hiking Trail to Sunrise Peak

★★★★☆ Moderate / Phoenix Area Fantabulous 360° views await at the top of this lofty peak! Tucked into a beautiful McDowell Mountain valley, the Sunrise Hiking Trail gets less traffic than it’s northern sister-trails. And the radical views at the top make the trek up totally worthwhile.

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Wild Burro Hiking Trail

★★★☆☆ Easy / Phoenix Area Enjoy a scenic stroll around Lake Pleasant’s intimate coves on the Wild Burro Hiking Trail. Hugging the shores of this bright blue, North Phoenix lake, this trail teems with wildflowers in Spring. Year round, it sparkles with enticing views of kayaks & sailboats frolicking on the water, and the possibility of a wild burro sighting.

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Wave Cave Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Moderate / Phoenix Area Cowabunga! “Surf” a huge stone wave near the top of this Superstition Mountain. The short Wave Cave Hiking Trail leads to a gapping cavern, rimmed with an oversized wave-like formation.

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Holbert Hiking Trail to Dobbins Lookout

★★★☆☆ Moderate / Phoenix Area Hands down, the best views of the Phoenix skyline are from the top of the Holbert Hiking trail. Ascending South Mountain’s beautiful rocky slopes, this hike leads to Dobbins lookout. Here arched windows frame “Wizard of Oz” like views.

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Sidewinder Ridgeback Ocotillo Hiking Trail Loop

★★★☆☆ Moderate / Phoenix Area Nab a quick escape from Phoenix’s northern ‘burbs on these pretty desert trails! The combined Sidewinder, Ridgeback, Ocotillo Hiking Trail Loop crosses flat arroyos and Saguaro studded hills in the Sonoran Desert Preserve. At the highest point, 360° views stretch to Camelback Mountain, Crown King and Four Peaks. Hike early or late and you’ll likely see hot air…

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Vulture Peak Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Moderate / Wickenburg Get spoiled with amazingly unspoiled views from Vulture Peak’s high saddle! Located less than an hour northwest of Phoenix, near Wickenburg, Vulture Peak Hiking Trail ascends to a narrow break in the jagged cliffs. Here, endless views of immaculate desert stretch to the horizon.

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Badger Springs Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Easy / North of Phoenix: Have a blast exploring hieroglyphs and a trove of creekside boulders on this family friendly hike. Badger Springs Hiking Trail follows a short, sandy ravine to a bend in the Aqua Fria River. Here shimmering pools of water and an endless jumble of boulders are tons of fun to explore.

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