Top Adventures in Phoenix

  • Hike Piestewa Peak

    Piestewa Peak, formerly known as Squaw Peak and conveniently located in the heart of the Phoenix metropolitan area, is a relatively short hike that yields impressive views of the city and is a perfect spot to watch the sunset. Piestewa Peak is a p...

    2.4 miles 1180 ft gain

  • Hike Phoenix Mountain Preserve's Freedom Trail

    As the third longest trail in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the Freedom Trail provides a great option for those looking for a longer hike, which can also be made even a bit longer by bolting on the Piestewa Summit hike along the way (adds 1.2 mil...

    3.7 miles 1213 ft gain

  • Practice Yoga atop Piestewa Peak

    If you are an avid hiker and also love practicing yoga, then Piestewa Peak has a hidden gem awaiting you! There is a little-known helipad located just off the primary trail to Piestewa Peak's Summit (see photos above for more detailed information)...

    1.8 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike Mojave Trail #200

    The entrance for the Piestewa Peak area is located at 2701 E. Squaw Peak Drive. The Mojave Picnic Area & Trailhead is the first parking area on the right. This is a very popular trail when the outside temps drop a bit so get there early for su...

    1.2 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike Mojave Connector Trail #202

    The best starting point to access this hike is parking at the Mojave Picnic Area and heading up the Mojave Trail #200. At .4 miles, you will hit the junction and stating point for the Mojave Connector Trail. Head left at the saddle and begin a rap...

    1.1 miles 165 ft gain

  • Hike North Mountain Trail

    Beginning from the start of the trail on 7th Street, this short hike can be a good quick workout that offers great views of the greater Phoenix area.  Be aware that this hike is a fairly steep climb 600 feet to the top.  Once you reach the summit ...

    1.4 miles 600 ft gain

  • Hike Quartz Ridge

    Quartz Ridge in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve (also known as Trail 8A) is a great escape getaway trail that can be done as a single track or combined with many intersecting trails. It is a very popular trail for hikers, trail runners, pet walkers,...

    1.8 miles 415 ft gain

  • Hike The Shaw Butte Trail

    The Shaw Butte Trail is a short loop hike that leads you to the top of Shaw Butte in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.  Beginning from the trailhead on Central Avenue, The first section of trail follows a steady uphill service road to the top.  Near...

    3.8 miles 700 ft gain

  • Hike Echo Canyon on Camelback Mountain

    If you live near or around Phoenix, you know that Camelback Mountain is pretty hard to miss. Due to the mountain's height, this hike isn't exactly what you would call easy. There are two sides of the mountain you can hike, Echo Canyon and Cholla T...

    2.4 miles 1280 ft gain

  • Climb the Praying Monk

    Park at the Echo Canyon Parking Area.From the trailhead, hike up Echo trail until your reach the saddle.  At the saddle, you will turn south and start taking the climbers trail to the headwall, which is just past the sign that says "caution, activ...

    0.5 miles

  • Climb the East Face of the Praying Monk

    5.6 Sport climb, up an 80 foot face, 9 bolts to the top.  This was the first outdoor climb for myself. It opened the doors to getting out of the gym and becoming a part of the local climbing community. I highly recommend it, as it is not too diffi...

    0.5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike Up Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trail

    This challenging hike up the east side of Camelback Mountain has beautiful views of Phoenix and Scottsdale, and is not often crowded.You will begin on switchbacks heading up the mountain, with trail markers to guide you at first. The hike increase...

    3 miles 1275 ft gain

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