Scottsdale has 12 hiking trails. These trails range from 1.5 to 5.2 miles in length. The most popular trails are Sunrise Trail, McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve: Horseshoe Loop Hike and McDowell Mountain Regional Park: Scenic Trail. Trails.com member Tiffany M. recently completed McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve: Horseshoe Loop Hike.
Tom’s ThumbView Trail Details
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 ...
Sunrise TrailView Trail Details
Pinnacle Peak Trail offers northeastern valley residents a wonderful place to exercise after work or to spend a weekend afternoon with the family. ...
McDowell Mountain: Wagner Short Loop TrailView Trail Details
Fine easy hike for kids and families that circumnavigates the park campground.
McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve: Tom’s Thumb, Feldspar, and Marcus Landslide LoopView Trail Details
An easy loop hike explores the northern edge of the McDowell Mountains northeast of Scottsdale and Phoenix.
McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve: Horseshoe Loop HikeView Trail Details
This scenic hike makes an easy loop across a cacti-studded outwash plain at the western side of the McDowell Mountains.
McDowell Mountain: Wagner-Granite-Bluff TrailsView Trail Details
An easy hike that loops through the desert and offers great views and lots of solitude.
McDowell Mountain: North TrailView Trail Details
A great loop hike across the remote desert landscape east of the rugged McDowell Mountains.
McDowell Mountain Regional Park: Scenic TrailView Trail Details
The Greenbelt Pathway snakes through a wide swath of greenery in the middle of a thriving desert city, providing a lush oasis for numerous outdoor ...
Pinnacle Peak TrailView Trail Details
An excellent moderate hike up and around the granite summit block of Pinnacle Peak.
McDowell Mountain ParkView Trail Details
Spanning more than 21,000 acres of scenic desert terrain northeast of Phoenix, McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers hikers 68 miles of trails ...
Cholla TrailView Trail Details
A short hike on Camelback Mountain. The well-marked Cholla Trail begins at the west end of Cholla Lane and climbs steeply along a ridge. Near ...
Scottsdale and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian CommunityView Trail Details
No trip around Phoenix is complete without a day in Scottsdale. Famous as “The West’s Most Western Town,” Scottsdale is the shopping and art ...