Don’t Miss Out: National Trails Day is Coming Up

This Saturday will be a double whammy for us nature lovers! Not only will the Strawberry Full Moon be arising over the horizon at sundown, but Saturday is also National Trails Day!

This is a day created by the American Hiking Society, to encourage hikers of all levels to make a pledge vowing to preserve our hiking trails and fight to protect the land for everyone’s enjoyment.

Make the Pledge and Share

To participate, you can make a pledge here, and please feel free to pass along this information.

Tag Your Pic’s

Plan a fun a hike for Saturday and be sure to tag your pics with:

  • #NationalTrailsDay
  • #NationalTrailsDayPledge
  • @AmericanHiking

There will be a photo challenge and the winner will get a prize package!

Also, feel free to tag us, at @hikephoenix and use the #HikePhoenix, as we would love to see all of you celebrating and protecting our beautiful Arizona desert.


Not sure where to hike this Saturday for National Trails Day? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Below are some great hikes in and around Phoenix.

Phoenix Hiking Trails


Gateway Loop Trail – 4.4 loop trail located in the McDowell Mountain in Scottsdale.

Hole in the Rock – super easy, about a 5 minute hike in Papago Park in Tempe.


Telegraph Pass  – a 3 mile hike (round trip) up along South Mountain.

Circumference & Ridgeline Trail – 4 mile loop hike in the beautiful Deems Hills Recreation Area.


Piestewa Peak – 2.5 miles of nature’s never ending stair climber. Tough…but worth it. Located in the Phoenix Preserve Mountains.

Shaw Butte – can be done as a loop trail taking you along 4 miles, or you can just go to peak and head back down. Located in North Mountain.

Hike Early or In Evening

As always, know your limits and turn around if you are not feeling well. This Saturday, the temps will be around 108 degrees, so plan your hikes early in the morning, or in the evening, while the temperatures will be lower. Remember as well, take extra water with you.

Can’t wait to see your adventures! #HikePhoenix

Happy Trails!


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