New River, AZ Trails and Parks

New River has 10 trails in the vicinity, including 7 for off-highway drives and 2 hiking trails. These trails range from 1 to 43 miles in length. The most popular trails are Camp Creek Road, Big Maggie May Trail and Bloody Basin Road. Trails.com member Scott E. recently completed Gillette Historic Tour.
  • Big Maggie May TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    New River, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Moderate
    •  1.5 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    This spectacular winding trail offers many moderately steep hill climbs and descents as it winds along the ridge tops within the Tonto National ...

  • Camp Creek RoadView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    New River, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  2.5 hours
    •  28.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This well-graded road takes the traveler past a number of points of interest, recreation sites, and 4WD trails that lead up into the Tonto National ...

  • Bloody Basin RoadView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    New River, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  2 hours
    •  24.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This easygoing trail passes through some spectacular, remote scenery east of the Agua Fria River as well as in the Agua Fria National Monument. ...

  • Indian Spring Wash TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    New River, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Moderate
    •  45 minutes
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This delightful trail takes a meandering route of 5.6 miles to reach an open section of the Verde River. The trail is easygoing and smooth for ...

  • Indian MesaView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    New River, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Day Hike
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    The prehistoric ruin on Indian Mesa has an appearance not unlike Masada, an ancient fortress near the Dead Sea where a group of Jewish zealots ...

  • New RiverView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    New River, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Day Hike
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    If you’ve never ventured into the desert to see a Hohokam “fortified hilltop” before, this pueblo near the New River would make a good introductory ...

  • Lake PleasantView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    New River, AZ

    • Fly-Fishing  
    •  Guide

    This desert lake offers lots of diverse structures that make it a great place to fly fish. Casting a popping bug against a saguaro cactus or ...

  • New River CanyonView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    New River, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Moderate
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  43 miles
    •  Guide

    An in-and-out trail which accesses scenic high desert. Because it’s close to Phoenix, it makes a great day trip. Trip can be shortened by skipping ...

  • Gillette Historic TourView Trail Details

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    New River, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  6 hours
    •  12.8 miles
    •  Guide

    See remains of the 1870s Burfind Hotel in the ghost town of Gillette. Gillette was the milling town for Tip Top Mine, which is the last stop ...

  • Table Mesa TrailView Trail Details

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    New River, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Moderate to Difficult
    •  3.5 hours
    •  18.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This moderate trail crosses from I-17 north of New River to join Camp Creek Road to the north of Carefree. The western section of the trail crosses ...