Hiking near Mesa, Arizona

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Camelback Mountain
Camelback Mountain
Phoenix, Arizona, United States (11.1 miles away)
 
Difficult: 2.2 miles, 1-3 hours
Distinctive and dominant on the Phoenix landscape, Camelback Mountain is just begging to be conquered.

Distinctive and dominant on the Phoenix landscape, Camelback Mountain is just begging to be conquered. The two different routes to the 2,680ft summit offer different challenges, and both are featured in this guide. Echo Canyon is the popular route, which ascends 1,400 foot up the western side of the mountain in just over a mile. The journey quickly...
Mormon Trail to Hidden Valley
Mormon Trail to Hidden Valley
Citrus Hills, Arizona, United States (12.6 miles away)
 
Moderate: 4.2 miles, 1-3 hours
4.2 mile trail near Citrus Hills, Arizona

Mormon Trail to Hidden Valley is about 4.2 miles long and located near Citrus Hills, Arizona. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 2-4 hours. There are many trails in this area, worthy of more hiking. The Hidden Valley loop offers interesting tunnels, dry waterfalls, and a cool squeeze through Fat Man's pass. While it might be tempting,...
Piestewa (Squaw) Peak
Piestewa (Squaw) Peak
Phoenix, Arizona, United States (14.1 miles away)
 
Moderate: 2.0 miles, 1-3 hours
Brave the crowds on a steady 1 mile climb to the summit of this prominent Phoenix area peak.

Many hikers head for the hills in search of solitude, but if you're planning to hike to the summit of Piestewa Peak you'd do better to bring with you your community spirit - rarely have we seen such a busy trail. Hikers, walkers, sightseers and runners alike flock to this prominent peak like moths to a flame, drawn here in part because of it proximity...
Tom's Thumb, North Side
Tom's Thumb, North Side
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States (18.5 miles away)
 
Moderate: 3.7 miles, 1-3 hours
3.7 mile trail near Scottsdale, Arizona

Tom's Thumb, North Side is about 3.7 miles long and located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Best cross streets to use are Dynamite and 128th St. Tom's Thumb is the prominent granite bump in the McDowell Mountain preserve. Easily visible from the Scottsdale area, Tom's Thumb Trail from the north side provides some great views of Phoenix as well as looking...
Shaw Butte with towers
Shaw Butte with towers
Phoenix, Arizona, United States (19.2 miles away)
 
Moderate: 4.5 miles, 1-3 hours
4.5 mile trail off of Thunderbird and 7th St

Shaw Butte is about 4.5 miles long and located near Heritage Highlands, Arizona. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. When you say "North Mountain," I think most Arizonans know where it is or can find it. When you say "Shaw Butte," it seems like you get a lot more questioning glances and "huh?". Probably because the entrance...
Pinnacle Peak
Pinnacle Peak
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States (21 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.7 miles, 1-3 hours
3.7 mile trail near Desert Highlands, Arizona

Pinnacle Peak is about 3.7 miles long and located near Desert Highlands, Arizona. The trail is great for hiking or running and normally takes 1-3 hours. I love this hike. It's the type of hike that can give you a good workout without being overly stressful or difficult. The problem is that everyone knows this so the trail can be rather crowded. With...
Lost Goldmine Trail
Gold Canyon, AZ, USA (23 miles away)
 
3.8 mile trail near Gold Canyon, USA

Lost Goldmine Trail is about 3.8 miles long and located near Gold Canyon, USA. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours.
Thunderbird H-2
Thunderbird H-2
Glendale, Arizona, United States (28 miles away)
 
Moderate: 2.3 miles, 1-3 hours
2.3 mile trail in Thunderbird Conservation Area.

Thunderbird H-2 is about 2.3 miles long. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. This is a nice, steady, non-strenuous, climb to the summit for anyone who is somewhat active. The type of incline where you can hold a conversation all the way up. Slightly rocky in parts but manageable. Nice American Flag planted at the top...
Deem Hills East
Deem Hills East
North Phoenix, Arizona, United States (28 miles away)
 
Moderate: 3.6 miles, 1-3 hours
3.6 mile trail in north Phoenix, Arizona

Deem Hills is one of the newer parks in Phoenix to open (2010) and as such a lot of people still don't know it's there. This means that it has much more of a secluded feel then some of the more well established trails around. It IS popular with mountain bikers though so be on the lookout for them as they like the more sparse feel as well. Deem...
Deem Hills West with Summit
Deem Hills West with Summit
North Phoenix, Arizona, United States (29 miles away)
 
Moderate: 3.8 miles, 1-3 hours
3.3 mile trail in north Phoenix, Arizona

Deem Hills is one of the newer parks in Phoenix to open (2010) and as such a lot of people still don't know it's there. This means that it has much more of a secluded feel then some of the more well established trails around. It IS popular with mountain bikers though so be on the lookout for them as they like the more sparse feel as well. The main...
Waterfall Canyon in WhiteTank Mountains Regional Park
Waterfall Canyon in WhiteTank Mountains Regional Park
Citrus Park, Arizona, United States (41 miles away)
 
0.8 mile trail near Citrus Park, Arizona

Waterfall Canyon in White Tank Mountains Regional Parks is about 0.8 miles long and located near Citrus Park, Arizona. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1 hour or less. A short, barrier-free hiking trail in the White Tank Mountains Regional Park.  Along the Waterfall Canyon Road, area #6.  Flat and easy.  The waterfall only flows...
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South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ: Warpaint-Corona de Loma-Old Man's Trail loop
by ndubes on Feb 18, 2012
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Hiking | 6.2 miles (12.7 miles away)
3 hour afternoon hike up the south side of South Mountain and back.  Starting at the warpaint trailhead, take desert classic around to Corona de Loma and head up the mountain.  Once over the peak, you'll head down into a valley before heading back up to the National trailhead for a few hundred yards, then head right onto Old Man's trail and back down the mountain to Secret Trail, then back onto...
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Camelback Mountain - Echo Canyon (Summit) Trail
by CarlNelson on Sep 10, 2008
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Hiking | 2.6 miles (11.1 miles away)
The classic Phoenix-area hike featuring a challenging ascent and great views.  Lots of friendly hikers on the trail to give encouragement.  Very difficult scrambling at the handrail section.  Reaching the summit is very rewarding!
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Wind Cave Trail
by CarlNelson on Sep 22, 2010
Mesa, Arizona, United States
Hiking | 3.2 miles (12.9 miles away)
Beautiful views, great desert foliage, and a worthwhile destination.  Good intermediate-level hike, enough elevation change to be good exercise without difficult scrambling.  Trail is very well-marked.
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Peralta Canyon Trail
by mhansen514 on Jan 05, 2010
Gold Camp, Arizona, United States
Hiking | 4.1 miles (27 miles away)
Went hiking with a friend in the Superstition Mountains just outside of Phoenix. We picked the Peralta Canyon trail and couldn't have been happier with the decision. The canyon is lush and green with desert vegetation (it really is). The payoff at the trail terminus is excellent. The trail is moderate. Bring 2 liters of water and a hat. Don't forget your camera, either. Take your time and enjoy the sights on the...
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Squaw (Piestewa) Peak : Trail 304
by csobchak on Feb 21, 2010
Biltmore Greens III, Arizona, United States
Hiking | 1.7 miles (13.9 miles away)
Family hiked Squaw Peak Nature Trail. It began a little rainy and overcast, but turned into a lovely day. The trail was a bit challenging for two little ones, but all triumphed. Audrey got used to her new backpack carrier (so we can go on more rugged trails). Ana hiked the whole way by herself, singing "It's hard to talk, when you're walking on the rocks".
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Siphon Draw to the top of the Superstition Mountains
by j.riggs on Apr 20, 2009
Youngberg, Arizona, United States
Hiking | 5.5 miles (20.0 miles away)
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Papago Park Buttes
by crj1 on Nov 06, 2010
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Hiking | 2.5 miles (7.9 miles away)
Short, quick hike around the buttes.
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Echo Canyon Day Trip
by FriedPope on Feb 07, 2009
Clearview Hills, Arizona, United States
Hiking | 3.8 miles (11.3 miles away)
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Piestewa Peak
by DaveSRQ on Jul 23, 2010
Biltmore Greens III, Arizona, United States
Hiking | 2.2 miles (14.1 miles away)
Round trip from parking lot to the top of Piestewa Peak and back.  Piestewa Peak (pronounced pye-ESS-tə-wah) was formerly known as Squaw Mountain - the name was changed a few years ago to honor Lori Piestewa , an American Indian woman who was killed in the Iraq war.  Hike / photos / sightseeing.  Accompanied by Denae and Fred.  This climb is approximately 1200 feet elevation - parking is at 1420', mountain top is 2608'....