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South Mountain Phoenix Hiking Trails

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South Mountain is the country’s largest managed park and has over 50 miles of hiking trails within its 16,000 acres of desert wonderland. It stretches across three mountain ranges and has numerous trail head locations.

Below are Phoenix’s South Mountain hiking trails based on location of trailhead.

Phoenix South Mountain TrailsMain Entrance

Main Entrance Hiking Trails:

Holbert Hiking Trail

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Length: 2.45 miles (one way)

Kiwanis Hiking Trail

Difficulty Level: Easy
Length: 1 mile (one way)

Max Delta Hiking Trail

Difficulty Level: Easy
Length: 2.29 miles (one way)

Ranger Hiking Trail

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Length: 1.79 miles (one way)

Alta Hiking Trail

Difficulty Level: Hard (due to length)
Length: 4 miles (one way)

Judith Tunell

Difficulty Level: Easy
Length: 0.5 mile (one way)

Bajada Trail

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Length: 3.5 mile (one way)

Phoenix South Mountain TrailsMormon Trailhead Entrance

Mormon Trailhead Hiking Trails

Hidden Valley

Difficulty Level: Easy
Length: 0.5 mile (total)

Phoenix South Mountain TrailsBeverly Canyon Trailhead Entrance

Beverly Canyon Trailhead

Beverly Canyon

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Length: 1.2 (one way)

Javelina Canyon

Difficulty Level: Easy
Length: 1.7 Miles (one way)

Phoenix South Mountain TrailsDesert Foothills Trailhead Entrance

Desert Foothills Trailhead

Telegraph Pass

Difficulty Level: Moderate (Difficult if beginner hiker)
Length: 1.1 Miles (one way)

Phoenix South Mountain TrailsPima Canyon Trailhead Entrance

Pima Canyon Trailhead

National Hiking Trail

Difficulty Level: Hard
Length: 15.1 Miles (one way)

Marco de Niza

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Length: 1mile (one way)

Phoenix South Mountain TrailsChandler Blvd. and 19th Ave. Trailhead

Chandler Blvd. and 19th Ave. Trailhead

Pyramid Trail

Difficulty Level: Hard
Length: 3 miles (one way)

Bursera Trail

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Length: 3 miles (one way)

Phoenix South Mountain Trails – Chandler/Shaughnessey Rd Intersection Trailhead

Chandler/Shaughnessey Rd Intersection (Foothills Reserve Neighborhood)

Bursera Canyon Trail

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Length: 1 Miles (one way)

Phoenix South Mountain Trails – 19th Ave (Ma-Ha-Tauk) Trailhead

19th Ave (Ma-Ha-Tauk) Trailhead

Ma Ha Tuak Trail

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Length: 1 Miles (one way)

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