Update: Missing hiker has been found

Douglas Horton, 48 has gone missing near the area of I-17 and Table Mesa Road. He is an avid hiker and survivalist. At the time his friends dropped him off near the area, last Sunday (2/21) he didn’t have a planned route but said he would be hiking north of where he was dropped off.

Continue reading

Hiker dies of injuries from fall in papago park

A hiker in his 20s was pronounced deceased yesterday, after falling 30-40 feet from the Hole in Rock trail in Papago Park. The incident occurred Saturday night, where an off duty police officer who happened to be in the park, helped this young man until the Fire Crew arrived, taking him to the hospital. He

Continue reading

North Mountain – National Trail

Difficulty Level: Moderate (for beginners – Difficult)Length: 1.6Location: Maricopa Trailhead – North Mountain Located about 11 miles North of downtown Phoenix, stands the overlooked, North Mountain. This smaller mountain range may not get as noticed as it’s nearby cousins of the Phoenix Preserves or it’s directionally opposite partner, South Mountain but it has a lot to offer. One

Continue reading

Bursera Canyon Trail

Difficulty Level: Moderate to DifficultLength: 1 Miles (one way).Location: South Mountain Preserve Park in Ahwatukee, (where Chandler Road ends and become Shaughnessy Rd.) The Bursera Canyon Trail is one of the newest hiking trails on South Mountain. A bit hidden from plain site, this trail begins on the Ahwatukee side, right at the intersection where Chandler Road ends

Continue reading


Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

About Hike Phoenix

This site is geared for the average or beginner hikers looking to explore more of the Phoenix hiking trails. We have you in mind when writing the trail write-ups and with explaining the difficulty level.

Subscribe to Hike Phoenix

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.