Arizona - Outdoor Activities

Arizona has approximately 2,962 trails, including 2,402 hiking trails and 1,093 for trail running. 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 Charlie V. who completed Cathedral Rock - Back O' Beyond Trail.

  • Havasu Canyon

    30 Reviews

    Seligman, AZ

    Havasu is one of those places where a spectacular natural setting combines with the fascination of Native peoples to create a uniquely memorable backcountry excursion. Living for the past several ...
    •  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 ...

  • Camelback Mountain: Summit Trail

    24 Reviews

    Paradise Valley, AZ

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

  • Bright Angel Trail

    23 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    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 hiking routes in the park. Wide enough to allow ...
    •  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 ...

  • South Kaibab Trail to Bright Angel Campground

    18 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

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

    14 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

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

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

  • Boynton Canyon

    13 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    Boynton Canyon is considered one of Sedona's most scenic canyons and a powerful vortex site. The canyon has lush riparian vegetation, towering red sandstone formations, hoodoo rock spires and ...
    •  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 ...

  • Peralta Trail

    11 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    Few, if any, mountain ranges of the American West have stirred the imagination like the Superstitions. Rising east of Apache Junction in a great jumble of volcanic rock, these mountains have ...
    •  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 ...

  • Bear Mountain

    11 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    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 to the south for all of its length and is hot ...
    •  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 ...

  • North Kaibab Trail

    10 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    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 cool refuge from desert heat and solitude in a wilderness ...
    •  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 ...

  • Broken Arrow

    10 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    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 beautiful. This is an extremely popular route ...
    •  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 ...

  • Backway to Mount Lemmon

    9 Reviews

    Oracle, AZ

    A fun, lightly-used backcountry road to popular Mt. Lemmon. Usually driven from south side on busy Catalina Highway. Camp in Coronado National Forest’s Peppersauce Campground. Well-maintained ...
    •  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 ...

  • Gunsight Pass

    9 Reviews

    Green Valley, AZ

    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 sure you stay on numbered routes only and follow ...
    •  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 ...

  • Camelback Mountain: Cholla Trail

    9 Reviews

    Paradise Valley, AZ

    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 Park. Alta Trail is the most challenging trail ...
    •  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 ...

  • Camelback Mountain: Summit Trail

    9 Reviews

    Paradise Valley, AZ

    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 panorama of the city and surrounding mountain ...
    •  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 ...

  • Cathedral Rock - Back O' Beyond Trail

    8 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

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

  • Schnebly Hill Road

    8 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    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 road climbs over 2,200 feet from Sedona to the top ...
    •  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 ...

  • Grandview Point to Horseshoe Mesa

    8 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    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, and when viewed from the canyon rims, many of them ...
    •  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 ...

  • Four Peaks Mine

    8 Reviews

    Phoenix, AZ

    Very popular mountain drive with several great hiking trails. Dispersed camping allowed. Make sure to pack out all trash. Heavily used ATV and dirt bike area. Stay on roads and trails at all ...
    •  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. ...

  • Apache Trail

    8 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    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 treated to gorgeous views of Canyon Lake and ...
    •  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. ...

  • Tom’s Thumb

    8 Reviews

    Scottsdale, AZ

    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 ample open views of the city and surrounding mountains. ...
    •  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 ...

  • Boynton Canyon

    7 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    Located within minutes of Sedona, Boynton Canyon is a popular hike for locals and visitors alike. Entering a highly scenic canyon boxed in by large red rock buttes and cliffs, this trail accesses ...
    •  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 ...

  • Bulldog Canyon

    7 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    A permit is required for this trail. It’s easy to obtain and free. Carry it with you at all times. This is a highly sensitive area and subject to closure. The trail passes through scenic Sonoran ...
    •  Moderate
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    A permit is required for this trail. It’s easy to obtain and free. Carry it with you at all times. This is a highly sensitive ...

  • Hidden Valley Trail via Mormon Trail

    7 Reviews

    Guadalupe, AZ

    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 sandstone cliffs, a 360-degree panoramic view from ...
    •  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 ...

  • Flagstaff Area Campgrounds

    6 Reviews

    Flagstaff, AZ

    The largest city in northern Arizona, Flagstaff has a full range of visitor services, as well as cultural events and museums. Spend some time at the Museum of Northern Arizona to learn more about ...
    •  Guide

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

  • Needle Canyon

    6 Reviews

    Gold Canyon, AZ

    A hike through the scenic and rugged country around Weavers Needle, probably the most famous Superstition landmark.
    •  Day hike
    •  10.7 miles
    •  Guide

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

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