Trails Near San Tan Valley, AZ

'A' Mountain At Hayden Butte

Hike to the 'A' on the campus of ASU in Tempe. Short but steep with a lot of stairs.


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  • 0.5 miles
  • Tempe, AZ

48th Street Trail

2 mile multi-use path.


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  • 2 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Amigos Wash Trail

Amigos Wash Trail is a 1.2 point-to-point trail that is accessible from the Blevins trail at the north and continues south and ends at the Channel Trail. Use caution, this trail is a wash.


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  • 1.2 miles
  • Mesa, AZ

Arizona Canal Trail

This trail runs for 16 miles between Phoenix and Peoria along the Arizona Canal


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  • 16 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Baseline Trail

The Baseline trail is a 2.6 mile loop at Estrella Mountain Regional Park. This listing is based on access from a spur trail (33.378981, -112.371072) off of the Gila trail. Access is also available from the BA Spur Trail, the Toothacher Trail and several other spur trails.


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  • 2.6 miles
  • Goodyear, AZ

Beaver Canyon Trail

Beaver Canyon Trail is a 22.00 mile trail located near Phoenix, Arizona. The trail is rated as Moderate and primarily used for mountain biking.


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  • 22 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Black Canyon Trail

A 62 mile desert ride that stretches from the Carefree Highway up to the Prescott National Forest


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  • 62 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Cat Peaks Trail Via Blevins Trail (Long Loop)

Since Cat Peaks is a point-to-point trail, There are several ways to get to the Cat Peaks trail. This route starts at the west Blevins trail head and follows Blevins to Meridian and then accesses the Cat Peaks trail from the east side of Usery Mountain Park.


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  • 4.1 miles
  • Mesa, AZ

Coldwater-Butterfield Loop At Estrella Mountain Regional Park

Coldwater-Butterfield Loop At Estrella Mountain Regional Park is a 6.7 mile loop trail located near Goodyear, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 6.7 miles
  • Goodyear, AZ

County Line Trail

The County Line trail is a 1 mile connector trail between the Meridian trail and the Ruidoso trail at Usery Mountain Regional Park.


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  • 1 miles
  • Apache Junction, AZ

Crismon Wash Trail

The Crismon Wash Trail is 1.8 mile trail that is accessible from the south at the Crismon road trailhead. It is also accessible from the Blevins train to the north. There are several trails that can be used to make a nice loop hike. Use caution as this trail is a wash.


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  • 1.8 miles
  • Mesa, AZ

Deem Hills

Deem Hills s a 10.5 mile loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for mountain biking.


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  • 4.24 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran Preserve

A nice moderate trail through great desert scenery crossing creeks and twisting and turning around the hills. Provides a loop opportunity between Hawk's Nest Trail, Valle Verde Trail, and Dixie Mountain Loop.


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  • 1.1 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Dixie Mountain Loop

The main loop trail at Phoenixs new Sonoran Preserve provides plenty of options for either a short walk or a longer hike. The elevation gain is accumulated through small ups-and-downs along the trail. Look for the Teddy Bear Cholla forest between mile posts 2.6 and 2.75.


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  • 3.8 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Dynamite Trail

The Dynamite trail was introduced as part of Arizona's centennial celebration. It is a 2.4 mile trail that is accessible from the Goldmine trail head at W. Skyline Drive. It connects to the San Tan Trail in the northern part of the San Tan Mountain Regional park.


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  • 2.4 miles
  • Queen Creek, AZ

Eliot Ramada Loop At Papago Park

Eliot Ramada Loop At Papago Park is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running & walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 2.7 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Estrella Mountain Technical Loop

The Technical Loop at Estrella Mountain Regional Park is part of the competitive track, so it is only intended for trail runners, mountain bikers, and equestrians. It is one of three available loops at the competitive track, the others being the Junior Loop and Long Loop.


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  • 4.9 miles
  • Goodyear, AZ

Fountain Park Trail

Fountain views, Four Peaks view, desert vegetation, close to coffee!


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  • 1.5 miles
  • Fountain Hills, AZ

Gila Trail

Gila Trail is a 0.5 mile loop trail located near Goodyear, Arizona and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 0.5 miles
  • Goodyear, AZ

Glendale Canal

glendale canal is a 8.1 mile out and back trail located near Glendale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 8.1 miles
  • Glendale, AZ

Go John-Quartz-Slate Loop

Great easy loop with one of a kind views of giant Quartz rock. Great Desert Scenery and make sure you take plenty of water.


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  • 3.57 miles
  • Cave Creek, AZ

Goat Hill Via Telegraph Pass Trail

The views from the top of Goat Hill are awesome on a clear day as you can enjoy a 360 view.


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  • 6.25 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Hawk'S Nest Trail - Sonoran Preserve

Moderate Trail providing access from the Car Park to all other trails. Directly links to Desert Tortoise Trail and Dixie Mountain Loop. Good hiking shoes/boots recommended.


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  • 0.4 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Holbert Trail To Dobbins Lookout - South Mountain

Start out at the main entrance to South Mountain and make a left past the vistor's center. Go to the end of the road to the beginning of Holbert Trail. Get to the top and make a right to Dobbins Lookout.


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  • 5 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Horseshoe Trail

The Horseshoe trail is an easy 2 mile out back trail at Estrella Mountain Regional Park. The trail weaves up and down through several washes. It ends at the rodeo arena. You can go back the way you came or you can make a loop hike by taking the Toothacher trail and the Baseline trail back.


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  • 2 miles
  • Goodyear, AZ

Jasper Trail

The Jasper Trail is a .2 mile connector trail between the Slate Trail and the Go John Trail at Cave Creek Regional Park.


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  • 0.2 miles
  • Cave Creek, AZ

Javelina-Beverly Canyon Loop

Javelina-Beverly Canyon Loop is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 3.5 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Loma And Canal Trails

Loma and Canal trails is a 1.3 mile loop trail located in Tempe Papago Park.


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  • 1.3 miles
  • Tempe, AZ

Lost Dog Wash Trail

Lost Dog Wash Trail is a 6 mile trail located in the McDowell Mountains Scottsdale Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for birding, hiking, trail running & walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash


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  • 6 miles
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Maricopa Trail Loop

A nice day out weather was great. There were a few people out on horses and bike riders. The trail it self is very easy to follow. I want to go back in the spring when all the flowers are in bloom


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  • 7.1 miles
  • Queen Creek, AZ

Meridian Trail

The Meridian trail allows access to Usery Mountain Regional Park from a small trailhead on the west side of Meridian road in Apache Junction. The Meridian trail ends at the Blevins trail. At this point you can return to the trailhead for a 1.8 mile hike or forge further into the park.


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  • 1.8 miles
  • Apache Junction, AZ

Moon Rock Loop

Moon Rock Loop makes a 5.3 mile loop, when combined with the Blevins Trail, which serves as its main access trail. It is located in Usery Mountain Park near Mesa, Arizona and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and is accessible year-round.


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  • 5.3 miles
  • Mesa, AZ

Moonlight Trail

Well groomed trail around the base of the San Tan mountains. Good for hiking, biking or even pushing a jogging stroller. Lots of Saguaro cacti and Joshua trees and a view of the valley not so far below. Several trails start at the same trailhead with varying difficulty. $6 entry fee.


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  • 1.3 miles
  • Queen Creek, AZ

Mormon Loop Trail

Mormon Loop Trail is a 5 mile out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 5 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Murphy Bridle Path

Murphy Bridle Path is a 2.5 mile point-to-point trail located near Phoenix, Arizona and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 2.5 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

North Phoenix Preserve Mystery Loop

Well this time of the year there really was not a lot of wild life to see, just to hot. Starting from the 40st trailhead gave me a different view of the preserve. I really enjoyed this hike as some of the trails are not marked. I want to do this again in the spring after a nice rainfall.


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  • 6 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Ocotillo-Ridgeback-Sidewinder Loop

Great moderate loop which includes a summit, great views and Classic Sonoran Desert scenery. Multiple access points and other connecting trails allows for the loop to be changed if required.


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  • 5.67 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Paseo Trail

Paseo Trail is a 18 mile point-to-point trail located near Chandler, Arizona. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 18 miles
  • Chandler, AZ

Picketpost Mountain

Picketpost Mountain is a 4.3 mile out and back trail located near Superior, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.


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  • 4.3 miles
  • Superior, AZ

Pinnacle Peak Trail

Pinnacle Peak Trail is a 3.5 mile trail located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The trail is used for hiking, jogging, horseback riding and climbing access. Fantastic views of the Valley of the Sun are the hiker's reward. Open dawn to dusk.


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  • 3.5 miles
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Quail Trail At Estrella Mountain Regional Park

Quail Trail is a spur trail in the Estrella Mountain Regional Park. It connects the Nature Center trailhead to the Baseline Trail.


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  • 1 miles
  • Goodyear, AZ

Quartz Ridge Trail

Quartz Ridge Trail is a 5.5 mile multiple route trail located near Phoenix, Arizona and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round.


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  • 5.5 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Quartz Trail - Ccrp

The Quartz Trail, a 1.4 mile trail that is accessed from Go John or Slate trail at Cave Creek Regional Park. There is a 1 mile hike just to get to this trail. It's worth it to weave along a ridge to see the amazing views.


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  • 1.4 miles
  • Cave Creek, AZ

Reach 11 Trail

reach 11 is a 16.50 mile trail located near Phoenix, Arizona. The trail is primarily used for trail running.


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  • 16.5 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Riparian Preserve At Water Ranch

The Riparian Preserve is an urban park with a series of loop trails surrounding seven ponds stocked with fish and birds. It is located at 2757 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert AZ. Several species of birds and waterfowl live in the preserve. The park has several amenities.


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  • 4 miles
  • Gilbert, AZ

Rock Peak Wash Trail

The Rock Peak Wash trail is a .8 mile out-and-back for a total of 1.6 miles. It connects with the San Tan trail that takes you north into the main part of the San Tan Mountain Regional Park.


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  • 1.6 miles
  • Queen Creek, AZ

Ruidoso Trail

The Ruidoso trail allows access to southern part of Usery Mountain Regional Park from a small trailhead on the west side of Meridian road in Mesa. This trail ends at the Spillway trail. At this point return for a 2.6 mile hike or hike further into the park.


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  • 2.6 miles
  • Mesa, AZ

Scarlet Canyon

Neighborhood trail part of the Phoenix Parks and Rec department but one of the lesser known trails that remains officially unnamed. You can go around the mountain or over the mountain.


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  • 4 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Sidewinder-Apache Vista-Apache Wash-Ocotillo Loop

This is an excellent loop that is very well maintained, well sign posted and if you include the vista summit trail, a moderate work out. Massive Car Park, good restrooms, and plenty of seating. Make sure you bring plenty of drinking water.


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  • 2.6 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Sidewinder-Ocotillo-East Loop

This trail is a moderately difficult loop of around 9 miles in the Sonoran Preserve located in North Phoenix. Lots of Desert scenery, views and wildflowers in the Spring and shared with many Hikers, Mountain Bikers, and Horses.


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  • 9.41 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Sidewinder-Ocotillo-West Loop

This loop starts at Carefree Hwy and 7th Ave, be aware there is limited parking at the trailhead. The Ocotillo part of the trail is relatively flat and the Sidewinder part has some good elevation changes. Great Sonoran Desert scenery and views.


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  • 5.61 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Signal Wash Trail

The Signal Wash Trail is a .5 mile point-to-point trail. At the trailhead stay to the left. After .5 miles It connects back into to the Spillway Trail. This trail is a wash so use caution.


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  • 0.5 miles
  • Mesa, AZ

Silly Mountain Park

Silly Mountain Park is on the edge of Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. It has a few miles of new trails that loop around the mountain. It's a nice hike with kids/pets. I have seen bikers and runners too. Great views of the Phoenix Valley. There is a short nature trail that is ADA accessible.


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  • 3 miles
  • Apache Junction, AZ

Slate Trail

The Slate Trail is 3.2 mile out and back trail that goes to the eastern most part of Cave Creek Regional Park.


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  • 3.2 miles
  • Cave Creek, AZ

South Mountain Trails (Desert Classic Trail)

South Mountain Trails (Desert Classic Trail) is a 18.6 mile out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking & trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 18.6 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Spillway Trail

The Spillway Trail is 1.2 mile out and back trail for a total 2.4 miles. At the trailhead stay to the right. It connects with several trails that will take you to the western part of Usery Mountain Park. At the northern most point, it connects near the Cat Peaks trail.


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  • 2.4 miles
  • Mesa, AZ

Telegraph Pass Trail And Kiwanis Trail

Easily accessible, short, in-town hike. Popular for joggers and dog-walkers. Short enough to be great for kids, but still offers rewarding views of metro Phoenix.


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  • 3.5 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Thunderbird Park: H-Trail

Thunderbird Park: H-Trail is a 3.6 mile loop trail located near Glendale, Arizona and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.


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  • 3.6 miles
  • Glendale, AZ

Tortoise And Hilltop Trails

This is a simple little trail combination that goes from the Nature Center parking lot, through the desert, and up a hill for a 360-degree view of the McDowell Mountain Regional Park.


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  • 2 miles
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Trail 100

Trail 100 is a 21.6 mile out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking & trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 21.6 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Trail 100, Phoenix Mountain Trail

11 miles long of dirt trail for biking.


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  • 11 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Usery Mountain Regional Park East Side Loop

This loop begins at the Blevins East trail head. This route encompasses the eastern most trails (Meridian, County Line, Ruidoso) of Usery Mountain Regional Park.


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  • 7.2 miles
  • Mesa, AZ

Valle Verde Trail - Sonoran Preserve

Very nice moderate trail with amazing desert scenery. Provides a loop opportunity between Hawk's Nest Trail, Dixie Mountain Loop, and Desert Tortoise Trail.


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  • 1.2 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ

Vista Trail

The .6 mile Vista trail is a point-to-point trail that goes up and over the small peak that the Merkle trail goes around. Some great views are seen from the top.


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  • 0.6 miles
  • Mesa, AZ

Wind Cave Trail

Wind Cave Trail is a 3.2 mile out and back trail located near Mesa, Arizona that features a cave and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 3.2 miles
  • Mesa, AZ

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