Deem Hills East Trailhead Improvement Project22Deem Hills East Trailhead Improvement Project<div class="ExternalClass72CAB8C9E4AC431EB5057AA1377113ED"><p>The Deem Hills Recreation Area East Trailhead will be closed from February 2019 through May 2019 for infrastructure improvements. Trails in this area can be accessed from the Deem Hills West Trailhead, 26606 N. Deem Hills Pkwy. </p><p>For more information, contact 602-495-5458 or <a href=""></a>. <span><span><span style="color:#e0e0e0;"><span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#DeemHills</span></span></span></span></p></div>1/18/2019 7:00:00 AM5/31/2019 7:00:00 AM

Deem Hills Recreation Area


Deem Hills is comprised of almost 1,000 acres of sonoran desert and is known for it's unique basalt volcanic rock formations.  The 5.7 mile Deem Hills Circumference trail traverses the entire recreation area and commands excellent views of the Phoenix area.  The Ridgeline trail runs 1.5 miles and is the highest trail in elevation in the system.  Several shorter trails provide a wide range of both distance and difficulty from this location.


Trail Map & Descriptions


Deem Hills Park
(West Trailhead)
26606 N. Deem Hills Pkwy.

​East Trailhead
27428 N. 39th Ave.   

Parking/Entrance Hours:

6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Trail Hours:

5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Register for Hikes and Outdoor Nature Programs

Contact Information:

Ranger Office:
Natural Resources Office
(Business Hours Only):

Contact Natural Resource staff regarding resource management at desert preserves
or call 602-261-8318

Take a hike, do it right logo

Review "Take a Hike. Do it Right." guidelines before visiting the trail.  The symbol to the right of each trail name represents the difficulty rating.

Trail rating guide

*Add an additional level of difficulty when the temperature is in the triple digits.