Best Arizona Hikes

Best Arizona Hikes
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(Last Updated On: July 22, 2019)


Before moving to Arizona, I was one of those people who hated hiking. Walking up a hill too out of breath to talk?  No thanks.  Well, after moving to Arizona and being forced into a few hikes, I learned to like it. Not like. But love! Maybe I just wasn’t doing the right kind of hiking before?! Or maybe it is just the beauty of Arizona that sold me. Either way, I have put together a few of my favorite Arizona hikes.


Camelback Mountain – Phoenix

Camelback Mountain has two separate hiking trails to choose from – Echo Canyon Trail or Cholla Trail. Echo Canyon Trail is shorter but steeper than Cholla Trail. On AllTrails the hikes are rated as hard. Which is definitely accurate. But you can’t beat the views from the top once you make it up. Good luck!

Camelback Mountain

Devil’s Bridge Trail – Sedona

Located in Coconino National Forest, Devil’s Bridge is less challenging and more scenic than most hikes I’ve been on in Arizona. Getting to the bridge is worth the 4 mile round trip trek! This hike is rated moderate on AllTrails.

Devil’s Bridge

Lost Dutchman State Park – Apache Junction

Named after an Old Western tale, Lost Dutchman State Park has 6 different hiking trails – all ranging from easy to hard. My favorite part of this Park is the Goldfield Ghost Town associated with it. Nearby the trails, head to the Ghost Town for souvenirs, tours, food, and drinks! Note: There is a fee to get into the park.

Lost Dutchman State Park

Wave Cave Trail – Gold Canyon

You can find Wave Cave Trail in the Superstition Mountains. It is a 3-mile round trip hike rated moderate on AllTrails. The beginning of the hike is easy and relatively flat; it isn’t until you get closer to the cave that the incline begins.  Note:  There is a fee to get into this National Park.

Wave Cave

Those round up the best Arizona Hikes!  Did I miss any?  Let me know in the comments below.

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Kylee splits her time between being a NICU nurse and solo traveler. Spending half her time at the bedside, Kylee has been caring for premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for five years now. She began Passports and Preemies in 2017 to reach nurses and advocate for the prevention of nurse burnout by traveling. Kylee is the original creator of the “8 Day Vacay” – A vacation geared towards nurses aiming to take advantage of the potentially 8 days off between work weeks with no need to use PTO.

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