Looking for your next hiking adventure? Phoenix, Arizona is the fifth largest city in the nation and that means there are a ton of hiking trail locations!
Not sure where to hike in Phoenix?
Choose from a mountain below and get all the details you need for an epic hike.
Mountains In and Around Phoenix:
- North Mountain & Shaw Butte
- Lookout Mountain
- Phoenix Mountains
- Camelback – most popular!
- McDowell Mountains
- South Mountain
- Superstition Mountains
- Papago Park
- Estrella Mountains
Phoenix Hiking Locations
East of Phoenix
Looking for hiking trail locations a bit further away from Phoenix? Check out Beyond Phoenix for hikes in Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Payson and more
Know Your Limits
According to the City of Phoenix, more than 200 hikers will need to be rescued from hiking trails each year. Remember once you get to the end of a trail, you also have to hike back. Make sure you have enough water, snacks, sun protection and a good attitude to get you home safely.
Phoenix Hiking Essentials:
- Sunscreen/Sun Protected Clothing
- Salty Snacks (electrolytes)
- Durable shoes
Now that you know where the trails are located at, the next step would be to check the trail rating of your next outdoor adventure!
Know your Limits! If you’re a beginner hiker choose an easy to moderate trail and work your way up to the harder hiking trails. Don’t worry, the mountain will still be there by the time you are ready!
If you push yourself too hard too quickly injury and morale could suffer. Hiking is meant as an escape from the busy day to day life we all live. So, take your time, be safe and have fun!