Best Hikes Near Phoenix Guide Book

by Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Phoenix  by Bruce Grubbs

200pp/color photos/maps
ISBN: 0762746203

40 of the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Phoenix area, including outings near Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Apache Junction. Ranging from easy nature walks to strenuous multiday backpack trips, the routes in this guide offer something for every hiker, within easy reach of the city.

© 2008 Bruce Grubbs/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Phoenix" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: This backpack trip has it all—scenic canyons, views from high ridges, seasonal creeks, and a well-preserved pre-Columbian ruin. Upper Rogers Canyon is one of the gems of the Superstition Wilderness, a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Apache Junction, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: For those hikers who want a taste of the possibilities opened up by cross-country, offtrail hiking, this loop is a great place to start. Highlights include scenic Peralta Canyon and Fremont Saddle, ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Apache Junction, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: An easy day hike in the Sonoran Desert foothills on the north end of the Sierra Estrella, this loop trail makes a good introduction to the trail system in Estrella Mountain Regional Park. It is less c ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Goodyear, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: This loop day hike follows good trails though the southwestern Superstition Mountains. The many-pinnacled summit of Miners Needle and the cliffs of Bluff Spring Mountain are special treats on this enj ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Apache Junction, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.7
... Preview: Browns Peak is the highest, northernmost summit of Four Peaks, the prominent group of peaks at the southern end of the Mazatzal Mountains and within Four Peaks Wilderness. Most of the hike is on trail ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Mesa, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This trail is north of the Four Peaks Wilderness and south of Slate Creek Divide, in the southern half of the Mazatzal Mountains. The hike starts amid granite boulders in classic Sonoran Desert terr ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Mesa, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: North of Phoenix, the low-lying, flat Valley of the Sun abruptly gives way to the foothills of the New River Mountains, a complex of mesas, canyons, Sonoran Desert peaks, and even some seasonal stream ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Carefree, AZ - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Starting from the easily accessible Peralta Trailhead, this backpack trip loops around rugged Coffee Flat Mountain. It passes the many-pinnacled summit of Miners Needle and climbs up scenic Red Tanks ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Apache Junction, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 16.9
... Preview: Another hike into the seldom-visited southern end of the Mazatzal Wilderness, this trek is for backpackers who want a challenging trail and cross-country hike into beautiful and remote country less th ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Mesa, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 16.9
... Preview: This loop hike traverses several deep canyons in the eastern portion of the Mazatzal Wilderness and has several options for exploring the forks of Deer Creek. The return portion of the loop descends a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Mesa, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 15.8
... Preview: This loop hike is very popular, and for good reason. It stays on well-graded, good trails throughout, yet passes through a variety of scenic terrain in the western Superstition Mountains. Highlights ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Apache Junction, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 16.2
... Preview: Camelback Mountain is the defining landmark of Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun. This trail starts on the north side of the “camel’s head,” traverses below some towering cliffs, climbs to the saddle ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Willcox, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The classic eastern Superstition Wilderness loop hike, the Fireline Loop takes you through the highest portion of the Superstition Wilderness. Stands of ponderosa pine grow along this route, which sur ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Roosevelt, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: For those hikers who want to penetrate a little deeper into the Superstition Mountains, this moderate walk offers a glimpse of the mesas, buttes, and deep canyons lying at the heart of these desert mo ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Apache Junction, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: This trail winds through the lush Sonoran Desert foothills near Cave Creek, north of Phoenix. The first part of the loop follows an old road dating from the prospecting and mining era of the nineteent ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Cave Creek, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: An easily accessible walk around a prominent hill in the Sonoran Desert, this trail provides a 360-degree view of the northern suburbs of Phoenix. Though you’re still near those suburbs, it doesn’t ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Phoenix, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: Starting from one of the most accessible of the Superstition Wilderness trailheads, near Canyon Lake, this exceptionally scenic cross-country hike takes you into a classic “box” canyon. Towering walls ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Apache Junction, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Both the South and North Maricopa Mountains are within wilderness areas. Separated only by a railroad corridor, both are encompassed within the Sonoran Desert National Monument. This hike takes you ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Phoenix, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: This good day hike in the southeast corner of the Mazatzal Wilderness can be combined with the Squaw Flat hike to make a much longer day hike or overnight backpack trip. The trail starts from the Cros ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Mesa, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This is an enjoyable hike through the middle section of Boulder Canyon and the lower end of La Barge Canyon—two of the most rugged canyons in the Superstition Mountains. The transition between the c ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Phoenix"
Apache Junction, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 16.4