Hiking and Walking
- Hiking Trail Comments
Share your experience and photos of hiking trails around the Greater Phoenix area.
Camelback Mountain is a popular urban hiking area in Phoenix, Arizona. Get information and tips about the two main trails at Camelback Mountain.
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area
Find out about the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area in Phoenix. The Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area is a riparian area, and offers hikes, classes and 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.
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.
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.
Arizona Native Plant Society
This group has walks/hikes that are focused on learning about Arizona flora.
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 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.
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.
City of Glendale Hiking Adventures
Family hikes (minimum ages for hikes are between 10 and 14 years old). Car pools meet for all hikes at Gilbert Heritage Annex Building.
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.
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.
What you need to know about walking events, walking clubs and walking information in the American southwest.
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.
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.
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 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.
Wandering Soles Hiking Club
Day hikes, an occasional camping trip and fun are the main activities for 25 to 40-year-olds.