Arizona is a fantastic place for walkers and hikers. With the exception of a few summer months (and some people hike then, too) the weather in the Valley of the Sun allows people who use their feet to enjoy the beauty of the Arizona deserts. In the summer, you can always go up north.
These watch / compass combos are great for adults and kids. You'll find all price ranges, suitable for the occasional adventurer as well as the serious hiker.
A large variety of hiking shoes are available, including Nike, Columbia, Timberland and LL Bean and Salomon. All of these are under $50.
A large variety of hiking shoes are available, including North Face, Columbia, Timberland, LL Bean, New Balance and Salomon. All of these are under $50.
While you are hiking the Arizona Trails, you'll want a sturdy backpack for your camera equipment so you'll be prepared to photograph those wildflowers, rattlesnakes and coyotes you see along the way!
All of these hydration packs are under $30. You don't want to be hiking around the Arizona deserts without an ample supply of water.
There's no question--your head needs protection if you'll be out and about hiking in the Arizona sun.
Sometimes you are just taking a day hike, and you don't want to carry a big backpack with you. These waist packs will hold your snacks, phone, camera, and some will even hold your water bottle.
The hiker in your life will want to start navigating using GPS. Here are some affordable starter GPS units.
If your hiker-friend hasn't yet discovered GPS, here's a book that he or she will enjoy and use.
This book has all your favorites around the entire state of Arizona, and is organized geographically. Includes day hikes and overnight backpacking trips.