Phoenix Hiking Locations

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:

Phoenix Hiking Locations

North Phoenix

West Phoenix

Estrella Mountains

Yellow flower with a butterfly on top

Central Phoenix

South Phoenix

South Mountain

hikers walking on trail next to saguaro cactus and mountains in background


East of Phoenix

Superstition Mountains

purple and pink flowers with blurry background of mountain in  background


Papago Park

small mountain with hole through to see sky on other side

Looking for hiking trail locations a bit further away from Phoenix? Check out Beyond Phoenix for hikes in Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Payson and more

Beyond Phoenix

Colorado River at the Grand Canyon

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.

Prickly Pear Cactus in the shape of a heart along the Phoenix Hiking Trails
Prickly Pear Cactus along the Phoenix Hiking Trails

Phoenix Hiking Essentials:

  • Water
  • Sunscreen/Sun Protected Clothing
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • 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!

Trail Rating

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!

Happy Hiking!