Best Hikes with Dogs Arizona  by Renee Guillory

Best Hikes with Dogs: Arizona Guide Book

by Renee Guillory (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Hikes with Dogs Arizona  by Renee Guillory
Renee Guillory and her canine companions, Artemis and Sparky, have hiked more than 700 miles together in Arizona. Now they share their favorite trails, presented through dog-centric eyes. On most trails, you'll encounter few people to dodge. Most hikes offer shade, if not water, to help keep your dog cool in extreme Arizona conditions.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes with Dogs: Arizona" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 72.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 72.

A leash is not required as long as your dog responds to voice commands, but keep it handy in case you encounter other trail users or wildlife such as javelina or deer, which range here. Be aware tha ...
Phoenix, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
Plan to take plenty of water on this hike—shade is plentiful through and along the typically dry washbeds, but the path along ridgelines is largely exposed. Once your dog is leashed, you are ready for ...
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
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This pretty route on part of the Santa Catalina section of the Arizona Trail offers a shorter alternative to the Oracle segment day hike, in case you and your dog only have just so much quality tail-w ...
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
The Ben Avery Trail, named for a noted Arizona outdoor enthusiast and writer, leads through dramatically hued volcanic basalt hills rising up from the bajadas of the rugged Eagletail Mountains. Ther ...
Tonopah, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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Once your dog is watered and leashed—remember to take extra water since half of this loop hike is fully exposed—you are on your way. This trail loops through both meadow and forest atop a mesa nestled ...
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
The path carries you and your dog through several narrow ravines where the footing is tricky—use extra caution if it has rained recently. In wetter years, you will see columbines and butterfly weed po ...
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.3
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Once your dog is watered and leashed, head east from the parking lot through a fence opening. Within 50 steps, you have crossed into the West Clear Creek Wilderness Area and onto the brink of a lovely ...
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
Permanent streams are an oddity in the desert Southwest. It’s a good thing for you and your trail dog that the Tonto National Forest has developed the Cave Creek Trail system, which in addition to Cav ...
Phoenix, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
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Once your dog is watered and leashed—remember to pack water in—cross the bridge to begin the Cochise Stronghold Trail 279. Though the pathway itself is very easy on boot and paw, with the exception of ...
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
The route that you and your dog are following is an old pack trail. Use is light and the path occasionally fades along this first stretch, so watch for cairns to guide you. You follow a slight incline ...
Strawberry, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
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Well over half of this fairly remote trail is in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, which means it is open only to hiking and horseback riding past the wilderness boundary at 0.8 mile. You should plan on ...
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
You cover significant elevation change on this hike, and the initially gentle grade of the old roadway is deceptive. After 0.5 mile, the trail narrows somewhat and alternates between gentle declines a ...
Strawberry, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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Winter hiking here is spectacular because only parts of these trails keep snow on the ground for any length of time. Dogs love the slushy snow, but the slush can also turn to ice. You will want to b ...
Phoenix, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
This remote route to Mt. Wrightson’s upper reaches lifts off humbly, beside a quiet, perennial stream, heading southwest. The effusive lushness that springs from the marriage of shade and water in sou ...
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
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Once your dog is watered, point her leash downhill and head north through the gate. Your trail to Geronimo Spring first follows the same path as the Kelsey and Little LO Trails. Remember to pack in wa ...
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
Cool ponderosa pines, chaparral-oak woodlands, and a flowing spring at trail’s end—this path through the visually stunning Santa Catalina Mountains is a varied and sometimes challenging romp for two- ...
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
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The Harquahala Mountain summit path might seem easy since you and your dog begin by padding along an old mule trail, but with 3290 feet of elevation gain and a rocky trail surface, it is a true challe ...
Wickenburg, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
Starting left of the trailhead parking area, trek southward once your dog is watered and leashed. Remember to pack in your drinking water, as the spring at the hike’s terminus may not be running. Th ...
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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Horse Crossing Trail 20, another route to East Clear Creek, provides a tougher workout than the trail at Macks Crossing but it is shadier, more remote, and open to hiking and horseback riding only. On ...
Winslow, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Want a cool summer hike? Take your dog to Horton Creek and enjoy a splash or three between gentle climbs up this scenic Mogollon Rim trail. The wide, level path that greets you at the trailhead for ...
Phoenix, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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