Trails and Desert Preserves


Take A Hike Do It Right - Logo-01.jpg​​Phoenix is home to more than 41,000 of acres of desert and mountain parks and preserves and over 200 miles of amazing trails - all just minutes from downtown Phoenix.  Get out and "Take a Hike", but always "Do it Right."

20-IN-'17 Hiking Challenge

Take the challenge! Discover 20 great trails, promote a healthy lifestyle and practice the "Take a Hike. Do it Right." philosophy.

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Highlights and Notices:



Heat Advisory & Restrictions for Dogs on Trails3Heat Advisory & Restrictions for Dogs on Trails<div class="ExternalClass0B12337F359B4FDC8525C8706510E9B5"><p>We are expecting triple digit heat during the daytime hiking hours.  We are strongly recommending that hiking only be attempted in the early morning and evening hours.   Take a moment to review these <a href="/parkssite/Documents/Take%20a%20Hike%20-%20Do%20it%20Right.pdf" target="_blank">"Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> safety guidelines.  Check your <a href="" target="_blank">local forcast!</a> Make sure to bring ample water, do not allow your water supply to fall below halfway before you begin your return to the trailhead.  <a href="/parkssite/Documents/Trail%20Rating%20Guide.pdf" target="_blank">Review the difficulty ratings scale used to grade the trails</a>.  When the temperate is above 100 degrees, all trail ratings are elevated a minimum of 1 level.</p><p><strong><em>Dog Restrictions: </em></strong> Please remember that ALL Phoenix Parks and Recreation trails prohibit dogs be present when the temperature reaches or exceeds 100 degrees.  This temperature level is <a href="" target="_blank">extraordinarly dangerous</a> to our K-9 friends due to their unique biology.  Do not subject you dog to the dangers of triple digit heat!</p></div>12/29/2016 7:00:00 AM8/31/2017 7:00:00 AM