Best Hiking in Arizona

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

  • #1 Havasu Canyon

    30 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

    23 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

    13 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 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 ...

  • #8 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.

  • #9 Camelback Mountain: Summit Trail

    9 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 ...

  • #10 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 ...

  • #11 Cathedral Rock - Back O' Beyond Trail

    8 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 ...

  • #12 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 ...

  • #13 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.

  • #14 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 ...

  • #15 Tom’s Thumb

    8 Reviews

    Scottsdale, AZ

    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 ample open views of the city and surrounding ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The H-3 Loop in Thunderbird Park offers a great beginner’s hike. This scenic trail takes visitors up the northernmost Hedgpeth ...

  • #16 Tonto Natural Bridge Warm Spring

    2 Reviews

    Payson, AZ

    A warm spring with a large volume of water. The water flows out of a hillside, through a meadow, and eventually forms a dramatic waterfall. A small spring with a large flow of water comes out ...
    •  Guide

    A warm spring with a large volume of water. The water flows out of a hillside, through a meadow, and eventually forms a dramatic ...

  • #17 Fossil Springs Trail

    5 Reviews

    Strawberry, AZ

    This trail takes you to Fossil Springs and a historic diversion dam on Fossil Creek in the Fossil Springs Wilderness. The dam was constructed in 1916, and diverts water into a flume. Several ...
    •  4 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail takes you to Fossil Springs and a historic diversion dam on Fossil Creek in the Fossil Springs Wilderness. The ...

  • #18 Grandview Point to Horseshoe Mesa

    8 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    A rewarding day hike or backpack to a wooded mesa below the South Rim. Wooded mesas are common in the mid to upper reaches of the Inner Canyon, and when viewed from the canyon rims, many of them ...
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A rewarding day hike or backpack to a wooded mesa below the South Rim. Wooded mesas are common in the mid to upper reaches ...

  • #19 Superstition Mountain

    2 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    Another demanding cross-country and on-trail hike, featuring a traverse of the famous ridgeline known locally as “Superstition Mountain” that dominates the view from Mesa and Apache Junction ...
    •  Backpack
    •  19.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Another demanding cross-country and on-trail hike, featuring a traverse of the famous ridgeline known locally as “Superstition ...

  • #20 Devil's Bridge

    4 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    Devil's Bridge is considered the largest natural arch in the Sedona area. It is fifty-four feet high, has a thickness of five feet and spans over 45 feet. From atop the cracked and fractured ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Devil's Bridge is considered the largest natural arch in the Sedona area. It is fifty-four feet high, has a thickness of ...