AW Hiking Adventures

Hiking Trails in Arizona

Central Arizona Hikes

Tom's Thumb
Distance: 4 miles
Location: 23015 N 128th St, Scottsdale, AZ
Camelback Mountain
Description: Camelback Mountain is a challenging hike so come prepared! This hike has a lot of exposed rock, strenuous climbs and sections of hand over hand climbing. However once you reach the top the view is amazing and worth the challenge.
Distance: 1.23 miles
Location: 5700 N Echo Canyon Dr, Phoenix AZ 85018
Wave Cave Trail
Description: This is a moderate trail that offers beautiful views at the top.The shaded cave makes it a fun hike, as well as the perfect photo spot. There is a steep climb at the end of the hike so be cautious of that. The best time of year to hike this trail is in September until April.
Distance: 3.5 miles
Location: Gold Canyon, AZ

Northern Arizona Hikes

West Fork Trail
Description: This trail is relatively flat with a few creek crossing. The scenery is very beautiful, especially during the fall. Make sure to head to the trail early as the parking lot can get full, which will cause you to park on the side of the road.
Distance: 3.2 miles
Location:From Phoenix take US-60 East and then turn left onto Peralta Road. You will follow the dirt road down for 6.3 miles, then you will see a small parking lot to your left side.
Inner Basin
Description: What makes this trail great is the scenery. Although Inner Basin is spectacular anytime of the year, the best time of year to go is during autumn. Especially because the aspen tree leaves turn yellow and it makes the area super peaceful and picturesque. The overall hike is easy to climb. Be cautious with the road leading up to the trail. The road is very narrow, rocky, and there are very sharp turns.
Distance: 3.9 miles
Location: 15 miles north of Flagstaff - Go northeast on Flagstaff on US Highway 89 for about 12.5 miles. Take a left on Forest Road 552. Follow FR 552 for one mile. Turn right onto Lockett Meadow sign and follow the campground down. You will see a parking lot and a trail sign for Inner Basin.
Fatman's Loop
Description: Nice moderate trail that offers beautiful scenic views of Flagstaff.
Distance: 2.4 miles
Location: 5098 US-89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Southern Arizona Hikes

Aravaipa Canyon
Sweetwater Preserve