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Dixie Mountain Hiking Trail Loop

★★★☆☆ Moderate / North Phoenix Pretty views, an owl’s nest and a rusted out car are fun features of this neighborhood hike. The Dixie Mountain Hiking Trail Loop winds through northern Phoenix’s Sonoran Preserve. Inside the park, the suburbs fade from view, replaced by pretty, rolling desert hills.

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North Kaibab Hiking Trail to Roaring Springs

★★★★☆ Difficult / North Rim Grand Canyon  Descend jaw-droppingly beautiful Roaring Springs Canyon to its namesake waterfall & stream. The first five miles of the North Kaibab Hiking Trail provide one of the most awe-inspiring day hikes into the Grand Canyon. The path crosses stunning overlooks, a tunnel blasted through stone and a long narrow ridge. Take the trail all…

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Schultz Creek Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Mostly Easy / Flagstaff Area This shady trail follows the curvilinear banks of beautiful Schultz Creek, which flows, seasonally, from the top of Dry Lake Hills. In Spring and Summer the path is flush with gorgeous wildflowers, creating a patchwork of green, gold, purple and red.

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Thompson Hiking Trail

★★★★★ Easy / South of Greer This lush, riverside hike is one of Arizona’s most beautiful! In spring and summer the Thompson Hiking Trail brims with marsh grasses and colorful wildflowers. And the Black River’s chilly, babbling waters provide a welcome respite from Arizona’s lower desert heat.

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Railroad Tunnel Hiking Trail

★★★☆☆ Moderate / Payson Area Explore an abandoned railroad tunnel at the end of this short Mogollon Rim Hike. The Railroad Tunnel Hiking Trail works its way down, then around a moderately steep ravine. And leads to a shady stone tunnel which opens onto sweet rim views!

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Jordan Hiking Trail

★★★☆☆ Easy / Sedona This gently rolling, Pinyon & Juniper-lined trail winds through scenic red-rocks and leads to a deep sink hole. The Jordan Hiking Trail is a short, easy out-and-back day hike. It can also be combined with the Cibola, Brins Mesa & Soldiers Pass Trails for equally beautiful, 2 to 5.2-mile, loop hikes.

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Barnhardt Hiking Trail

★★★★★ Difficult / Payson Area Spring waterfalls are the sweet reward for this trek up a gorgeous Mazatzal Mountain valley. While the Barnhardt Hiking Trail’s elongated views make it a bucket list worthy hike year round.

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Treasure Loop Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Moderate / Phoenix Area This short, family-friendly loop winds around the huge rock formations at the base of the Superstition Mountains. The Treasure Loop Hiking Trail heads up a scenic foothill. At the top, there are ginormous boulders to explore and excellent valley views.

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Bell Pass Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Difficult / Phoenix Area This beautiful trail ascends a pass between the McDowell Mountains two highest peaks. Instagram-worthy views of North Scottsdale define the front. While majestic views of Four Peaks fill the horizon on the back.

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Soldiers Pass Caves Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Moderate / Sedona A two-story, red rock cave, sporting excellent Sedona views, sits at the top of this trail. Although unofficial, the Soldiers Pass Caves Hiking Trail is well worn and a cinch to follow. Inside the cave, a short, steep, rock scramble leads to a hidden upper chamber.

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