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Loy Canyon Hiking Trail

★★★☆☆ Difficult / Sedona Area Like a perfect hockey-stick chart, this hike’s first 4 miles ascend gently, then culminate in a mile-long upwards slog to phenomenal views. The Loy Canyon Hiking Trail meanders through one of Sedona’s stunning northern canyons. The remote location means zero crowds. And the views from the top make the climb oh-so-worth…

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Hugh Norris Big Loop Hiking Trails

★★★★☆ Moderate / Tucson This stunning loop hike brims with Saguaro laden hills and valleys. Fusing together some of Saguaro National Park West’s most iconic hiking trails (Hugh Norris, Sendero Esperanza, Dobe Wash and Bajada Wash) this loop serves up a pretty Sonoran hillside ascent and descent, and flat, sandy, arroyo-lined valleys.

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10 Easy Phoenix Area Hikes

Whether you’re just getting started hiking, or looking for outdoor fun with family or guests, these easy Phoenix area hikes are just the ticket. With pathways alongside seasonal streams, ending at rainy-day waterfalls or up-close-and-personal with ancient hieroglyphics or wacky hoodoos, each trail provides a unique experience. Hike just a little ways, or go the…

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Ocotillo, Apache Wash, Sidewinder Loop Hike

★★★☆☆ Easy / Phoenix Area Escape Phoenix’s northern ‘burbs on this family-friendly loop hike! The Ocotillo, Apache Wash, Sidewinder Loop Hike blends together short, easy portions of three Phoenix Sonoran Preserve hiking trails. The result is an easy meander through broad fields of Saguaro and Sage. As an added bonus, expect to see hot air balloons floating overhead during mornings and…

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North Wilson Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Difficult / Sedona Area Tucked into a stunning canyon, this short hike leads to a gorgeous high plateau. The North Wilson Hiking Trail is the shorter, shadier route up Wilson Mountain – more easily conquered than the mountain’s namesake trail. The canyon’s soaring vertical walls are jaw-droppingly beautiful. While the high plateau serves up seemingly endless…

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2021 Best Hiking Gifts!

We’ve put together a curated list of 2021 best hiking gifts! From stocking stuffers to high-end technical gear, we’ve tested and researched to ID the gifts worth giving. Additionally, if you purchase these (or any other gift) by clicking a purple link below, a very small part of your purchase will go to keeping our…

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Fay Canyon Hiking Trail

★★★☆☆ Easy / Sedona This short, easy hike meanders through the base of an iconic red rock canyon. Its pine shaded path, flanked by soaring sandstone cliffs, makes the Fay Canyon Hiking Trail A-OK for hikers of all ages.

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Cliff Spring Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Easy / Grand Canyon North Rim See ancient ruins, upside down plants and a dripping spring on this pretty, easy hike. The Cliff Spring Hiking Trail gently descends an intimate ravine at the top of the Grand Canyon. Along the way a number of natural treasures are revealed … one-by-one.

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Dandrea Hiking Trail to Mount Union

★★★☆☆ Moderate / Prescott Area Make a beeline to the top of the Bradshaw Mountains highest peak, on this shady, woodland trail. The Dandrea Hiking Trail cuts a straight path up the northern side of Mount Union. Near the top, a quick turn onto the Yankee Doodle Trail pays off with stunning southwards views over the…

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Drinking Snake Segment, Black Canyon Hiking Trail

★★★★★ Easy / Prescott Area Meander across flower filled meadows and open grassland on this very pretty hike. The Drinking Snake Segment of the Black Canyon Hiking Trail winds through gently undulating hills, expansive ranch land and along the edge of a deep mountain valley. Arizona’s big skies keep company along the way.

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