Best Trails of Arizona

This list represents the most popular trails in Arizona. Use this list to plan your next Arizona outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Havasu Canyon

    29 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 ...

  • #2 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, ...

  • #3 Bright Angel Trail

    22 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 ...

  • #4 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.

  • #5 Boynton Canyon

    12 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 ...

  • #6 Verde Hot Spring

    6 Reviews

    Strawberry, AZ

    The remains of an extensive hot-spring resort, with several pools still available for bathing. Verde Hot Spring was at one time a thriving resort complete with hotel and several baths. Today, ...
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The remains of an extensive hot-spring resort, with several pools still available for bathing. Verde Hot Spring was at one ...

  • #7 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.

  • #8 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 ...

  • #9 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 ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  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. ...

  • #10 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 ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  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 ...

  • #11 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 ...

  • #12 Payson Area Campgrounds

    2 Reviews

    Payson, AZ

    Just an hour-and-a-half drive from Phoenix, the Payson area is a popular summer retreat. The Mazatzal Wilderness, one of the largest in the state, bounds the area on the west. Containing the ...
    •  Guide

    Just an hour-and-a-half drive from Phoenix, the Payson area is a popular summer retreat. The Mazatzal Wilderness, one of ...

  • #13 Camelback Mountain: Summit Trail

    8 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 ...

  • #14 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 ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  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 ...

  • #15 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. ...

  • #16 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 ...

  • #17 McDowell Mountain: Wagner Short Loop Trail

    5 Reviews

    Scottsdale, AZ

    Fine easy hike for kids and families that circumnavigates the park campground.
    •  1 hour
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Fine easy hike for kids and families that circumnavigates the park campground.

  • #18 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 ...

  • #19 Cathedral Rock - Back O' Beyond Trail

    7 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 ...

  • #20 South Mountain Trails (Desert Classic Trail)

    4 Reviews

    Phoenix, AZ

    At 16,500 acres, Phoenix’s South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. South Mountain itself stretches several miles along the southernmost reaches of the city, and separates ...
    •  2 - 3 hours
    •  18.6 miles
    •  Guide

    At 16,500 acres, Phoenix’s South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. South Mountain itself stretches ...