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Goat Camp Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Difficult / Phoenix Area Mashing up long easy sections and short steep hills, the Goat Camp Hiking Trail winds deep into the gorgeous White Tank Mountains. Multiple peaks offer fantastic resting places and amazing 100-mile views! Spreading out below are Goat Camp Canyon and the farms just west of Phoenix. As a bonus, you’ll get lots…

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Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Hiking Trail

★★★☆☆ Moderate / Yarnell It’s hard not to shed a tear on this hike memorializing AZ’s 19 fallen Hotshots. Winding through beautiful Weaver Mountain and Yarnell Hill, the Granite Mountain Memorial Trail ends at the spot where these firefighters lost their battle with a wildfire. Here, crosses display each name. While plaques along the trail commemorate…

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Groom Creek Hiking Trail Loop

★★★☆☆ Moderate / Prescott Hike this shady Pine & Oak lined trail to the top of Spruce Mountain. The Groom Creek Hiking Trail meanders gently upwards to a high Watchtower. From the lookout, stunning 360° views of Granite Mountain, the Chino Valley and Prescott National Forest are a sweet reward. This trail’s consistent 3.5 mile ascent…

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Sycamore Rim Hiking Trail Loop

★★★★☆ Easy / East of Williams  Each snippet of this easy rim trail is stunningly beautiful! With five trailheads to choose from, it’s a breeze to hike just a mile or two, or make the full 11-mile loop. Either way, the Sycamore Rim Hiking Trail is chock-a-block full of jaw-droppingly good views, seasonal waterfalls, wildflowers and…

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Veit Springs Hiking Trail Loop to Lamar Haines Area

★★★☆☆ Easy / Flagstaff This short little alpine hike is loaded with history and is a blast to explore. In under 2 miles, the Veit Springs Trail passes Native American pictographs, early pioneer structures and a babbling spring. This perennial water source, which has drawn people to the area for ages, continues to make this a…

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Escudillo Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Moderate / Alpine Cross Aspen groves, butterfly dotted meadows and “wailing” forests on this alpine hike. The Escudillo Hiking Trail ascends Arizona’s third highest peak, passing healthy forests and areas burned out in the 2011 Wallow fire. Outstanding views await by the watchtower at the top.

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O’Leary Peak Hiking Trail

★★★★★ Moderate / Flagstaff Epic views of the San Francisco Mountains and Sunset Crater earn this hike a rare favorite status. Located 20 miles north of Flagstaff, the O’Leary Hiking Trail follows a primitive service road to the top of a towering lava dome. With each step the views get increasing long and ridiculously good.

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Bear Mountain Hiking Trail

★★★★★ Difficult / Sedona Hands down, Sedona’s best views are caught atop the Bear Mountain Hiking Trail. This absolutely gorgeous trail keeps the heart-pumping. And the entire hike is punctuated with roaringly-good 360° views!

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Kiwanis Hiking Trail to Telegraph Lookout

★★★☆☆ Easy / Phoenix This mostly easy trail meanders up a pretty valley, to a mountain top lookout. At just over a mile-long, South Mountain Park’s Kiwanis Hiking Trail is perfect for a day out with family. Near the top, Telegraph Pass Lookout offers awesome north-south views!

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