Arizona - Outdoor Activities

Arizona has approximately 2,631 trails, including 2,085 hiking trails and 873 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0 to 300 miles in length. The most popular trails are Havasu Canyon, Boynton Canyon and Bright Angel Trail. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Arizona was Jean-Claude L. who completed Petrified Forest National Park.

  • Havasu CanyonView Trail Details

    29 Reviews

    Seligman, AZ

    •  2 days
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Havasu is one of those places where a spectacular natural setting combines with the fascination of Native peoples to create a uniquely memorable ...

  • Camelback Mountain: Summit TrailView Trail Details

    24 Reviews

    Paradise Valley, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  1 to 3 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an excellent, strenuous, and popular hike to the summit of 2,704-foot-high Camelback Mountain. Camelback Mountain, towering above Phoenix ...

  • Bright Angel TrailView Trail Details

    21 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    •  2 days
    •  19.2 miles
    •  Guide

    In addition to offering the most convenient access to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the Bright Angel Trail is also one of the most popular ...

  • South Kaibab Trail to Bright Angel CampgroundView Trail Details

    18 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  13.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A backpack of two or more days, following one of the most popular trails in the Grand Canyon.

  • Bright Angel Trail to Bright Angel CampgroundView Trail Details

    14 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  18.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A very scenic two- to four- day backpack along the Grand Canyon’s most popular trail.

  • Boynton CanyonView Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Boynton Canyon is considered one of Sedona's most scenic canyons and a powerful vortex site. The canyon has lush riparian vegetation, towering ...

  • Peralta TrailView Trail Details

    11 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Few, if any, mountain ranges of the American West have stirred the imagination like the Superstitions. Rising east of Apache Junction in a great ...

  • Bear MountainView Trail Details

    11 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a less-used trail in the Red Rock–Secret Mountain Wilderness. It features some of the best views in the area. This trail is dry and exposed ...

  • North Kaibab TrailView Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    The North Rim of the Grand Canyon forms an alluring backdrop to vistas from the South Rim. Its fringe of tall conifers holds the promise of a ...

  • Broken ArrowView Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Difficult
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Although fairly short, this trail has to be considered one of the best in Arizona. It is extremely fun to drive and the red rock scenery is knock-out ...

  • Backway to Mount LemmonView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Oracle, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    A fun, lightly-used backcountry road to popular Mt. Lemmon. Usually driven from south side on busy Catalina Highway. Camp in Coronado National ...

  • Gunsight PassView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Green Valley, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Moderate
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    Old mining road with beautiful views from Gunsight Pass and Lopez Pass at the top of the Santa Rita Mountains. This is a popular ATV area. Make ...

  • Camelback Mountain: Cholla TrailView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Paradise Valley, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Fewer fellow hikers and a complete lack of mountain bikers make the Alta Trail inviting to those who prefer to hike undisturbed in South Mountain ...

  • Schnebly Hill RoadView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  1 hour or more
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Towering red rock buttes set against a backdrop of deep-green forest and clear blue sky make this road one of Arizona’s most photogenic. The ...

  • Grandview Point to Horseshoe MesaView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A rewarding day hike or backpack to a wooded mesa below the South Rim. Wooded mesas are common in the mid to upper reaches of the Inner Canyon, ...

  • Four Peaks MineView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Phoenix, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    Very popular mountain drive with several great hiking trails. Dispersed camping allowed. Make sure to pack out all trash. Heavily used ATV and ...

  • Camelback Mountain: Summit TrailView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Paradise Valley, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Camelback Mountain is the tallest point in the city of Phoenix. From the 2,704-foot summit of Camelback, hikers command an impressive 360-degree ...

  • Tom’s ThumbView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Scottsdale, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The H-3 Loop in Thunderbird Park offers a great beginner’s hike. This scenic trail takes visitors up the northernmost Hedgpeth Hill and provides ...

  • Boynton CanyonView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Located within minutes of Sedona, Boynton Canyon is a popular hike for locals and visitors alike. Entering a highly scenic canyon boxed in by ...

  • Cathedral Rock - Back O' Beyond TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Back O' Beyond Trail approaches Cathedral Rock, a Sedona landmark, from the north. The trail first arrives at Courthouse Butte Vista, a large, ...

  • Apache TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  3 hours to a full day
    •  39 miles
    •  Guide

    The road weaves along mountainsides above the Salt River Valley then drops precipitously into the valley at Fish Creek Hill. Along the way you’re ...

  • Hidden Valley Trail via Mormon TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Guadalupe, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Perhaps the best in-town hike in Phoenix, Camelback Mountain offers a central location, a rigorous climb of 1,264 feet to its summit, rugged ...

  • Flagstaff Area CampgroundsView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Flagstaff, AZ

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    The largest city in northern Arizona, Flagstaff has a full range of visitor services, as well as cultural events and museums. Spend some time ...

  • Needle CanyonView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Gold Canyon, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  10.7 miles
    •  Guide

    A hike through the scenic and rugged country around Weavers Needle, probably the most famous Superstition landmark.

  • Arizona Hot Spring Trail: Hot Spring Canyon RouteView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Lake Mead National Recreation Area, AZ

    •  1.3 miles

    Arizona Hot Spring Trail: Hot Spring Canyon Route is a hiking trail in Mohave County, Arizona. It is within Lake Mead National Recreation Area. ...

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