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Arizona's unique combination of desert and mountains are the equivalent of heaven to a hiker. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, you'll find exciting hiking adventures in the Phoenix area.
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- Hiking Trail Comments
Share your experience and photos of hiking trails around the Greater Phoenix area.

Camelback Mountain
Camelback Mountain is a popular urban hiking area in Phoenix, Arizona. Get information and tips about the two main trails at Camelback Mountain.

Piestewa Peak Recreation Area
Formerly known as Squaw Peak. Hike up the Summit Trail, or takes the kids and the dog along the Circumference Trail. This central Phoenix hiking spot is very popular, and has been designated a Phoenix Point of Pride.

South Mountain Park and Preserve
South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. Find out about South Mountain Park, and see South Mountain Park pictures.

South Mountain Park Trail Map
See a trail map of South Mountain Park in Phoenix, AZ. This map will help you find parking areas and trail heads.

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
Take a photo tour of the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch. This is a water reclamation project managed by the Town of Gilbert, but it is also a park, a fishing lake, and a favorite spot for birdwatching.

White Tank Mountain Regional Park
Waterfall Trail is a great hiking trail for people of all ages at any time of the year, but especially exciting when there's a cascading waterfall.

Waterfall Trail
See photos of Waterfall Trail. Waterfall Trail is an easy hike in the White Tank Mountains, northwest of Phoenix, Arizona. Waterfall Trail is suitable for children, and there are petrogylphs along the way.

First Day Hikes in Arizona
On January 1 the Arizona State Parks participate in the national First Day Hikes program. Take a guided hike at one of several state parks within two hours of Phoenix.

Arizona Hiking Books
These books on Arizona hiking trails are readily available, and make a great addition to your Arizona reference library or a terrific gift for that friend or relative who is a hiker.

Best Hikes With Dogs Arizona
A book reveiw of Best Hikes With Dogs Arizona. If you want to get the most from outings with your pet, try Best Hikes With Dogs Arizona.

Gifts for Arizona Hikers and Walkers
Gift ideas for the Arizona hiker. All these hiking supplies and gifts are under $100.

Hiking in Prescott AZ - Prescott Hiking Trails
Prescott, Arizona is famous for its history as a territorial capitol, but it also has great places for people who love to hike and enjoy the outdoors. Here are some favorite Prescott hiking trails.

Hiking With a Dog
Tips on hiking with dogs in Arizona. These tips for hiking with a dog are good common sense, no matter where you live.

Arizona Native Plant Society
This group has walks/hikes that are focused on learning about Arizona flora.

Arizona Outdoor Travel Club
Arizona Outdoor Travel Club is a non-profit club in Phoenix, Arizona which provides a variety of outdoor and travel related activities. Lots of hiking and bike rides, among other things.

Arizona Trail
This 750-mile trail in the making crosses the entire length of the State of Arizona. If you want to help build it, this is your opportunity.

ArizonaHikers is a community driven site, dedicated to all those who love hiking & backpacking in Arizona, or anywhere. Discussions in forum and blogs.

Your Guide to Backpacking can provide advice on equipment, places to go and how to optimize your backpacking experience.

Friends - Hiking, Camping and Outdoor Club
Regularly scheduled hikes, rated by difficulty, specifying costs and contact names.

Hassayampa River Preserve
Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg offers regularly guided one-hour nature walks at this Arizona Nature Conservancy location.

Great maps for easy site navigation. Good descriptions of hikes, and many day hikes in the metro Phoenix area.

Southwest Walking
What you need to know about walking events, walking clubs and walking information in the American southwest.

Stick and Boots Hiking Club
This is an informal group that takes 5 to 9 mile hikes within a two hour range from Phoenix. There are reviews of various hikes and photos.

Walking in Arizona
Features walking articles, information and a calendar of walking events in the Southwest U.S.

Walking In Phoenix
Find out where Arizona cities ranked in a recent survey about the best cities for walking.

Walking Off Weight
When hiking sounds like too much work, walking can be fun and healthy. Your Guide to Walking has a fantastic site to get you in the mood to take a walk.

WalkSport Mall Walking Program
This walking program can be found at the following malls in the Phoenix area: Superstition Springs, Desert Sky Mall, Arrowhead Towne Center, Chandler Fashion Center, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Paradise Valley Mall.

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