Best Hikes Near Phoenix details 40 of the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Phoenix area, including outings near Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Apache Junction. Ranging from easy nature walks to strenuous multiday backpack trips, the routes in this guide offer something for every hiker—within easy reach of the city.
Each featured hike includes a brief route description, at-a-glance data including the length and difficulty level, thorough directions to the trailhead, directional cues, and a detailed trail map with accurate trail information.
Inside you’ll find:
• Full-color photos and maps
• GPS waypoints for every hike
• Water availability, land status, fees and permits required, and more
• Sidebars on local lore, plants, and animals
Bruce Grubbs is an avid camper, backpacker, hiker, mountain biker and cross-country skier who has been exploring the American desert for over 30 years. An outdoor writer and photographer, he has written nine previous FalconGuides. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.