Hiking & Trails

Breathtaking natural features and vibrant scenery make Arizona the perfect location for hiking, rappelling, and exploring the great outdoors. Whether you're climbing desert mesas, hiking along mountain streams, or navigating gorgeous canyons, you will fall in love with Arizona.


Several trails are close to city centers, too, making it easier to get out in nature to enjoy iconic saguaros and other beautiful sights throughout the desert.


Hundreds of hiking trails can be found in Arizona, with trips ranging from short, easy loops in the heart of the city, to multiple-day treks in remote wilderness areas. Grand Canyon hiking is a favorite for both family trips and expert expeditions, but there are also countless hiking trails at other sites, including many of Arizona’s national parks, monuments, and recreation areas.

Rock climber atop a formation at Windy Point
Windy Point, Mount Lemmon

National Scenic Trail

The Arizona Trail

The Arizona Trail, a National Scenic Trail that forms a meandering 800-mile path across Arizona, from Mexico to Utah, offers an excellent opportunity for those who want to make a challenging trek across the entire state.

Know Before You Go

Hiking Tips

Before you go, check out Arizona hiking tips for important information on staying safe and avoiding injury, dehydration, and other common problems.

Hiking Trails

Hiking Arizona

The 6th largest state has over 2,000 hiking trails to choose from. Desert to water. Rim to rim. Flatland to ridgeline. The tough part is choosing which one to hike.

Day Hikes

Winter Day Hikes

Day hiking during wintertime is a little bit different here ... sunshine collects on the trails, water flows freely and no "base layer" is required.

Grand Canyon Hikes

Hiking the Grand Canyon

Of the 5.9 million visitors who come to Grand Canyon National Park each year, only one-precent ever descend below the rim. Now's your chance to become a one-percenter.

Hiking & Trails

360 Adventures

Arizona adventure tours by 360 Adventures take the worry out of exploring so you can focus on having fun. While Arizona features some of...

Hiking & Trails

Adventures with ThePatriot

Are you looking to get out and explore the Southwest? We offer hikes and non-hiking excursions to help you discover new things, see amazing...

Hiking & Trails

Arizona Backcountry Llamas

We would love for you to join us on a 2-hour, 4-hour, or an all-day hike. Lead one of our llamas to a beautiful destination for a tasty...

Hiking & Trails

Arizona Nordic Village

Tucked among Coconino National Forest, about 15 miles from downtown Flagstaff and only 60 miles south of the Grand Canyon, this Nordic...

Hiking & Trails

Audubon Arizona

Audubon Arizona is the state office of the National Audubon Society and a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, with the mission of connecting...

Hiking & Trails

AZT Expeditions

Arizona Trail Expeditions is a division of Hermosa Tours LLC located in Sedona, AZ. AZT Expeditions is new program offered in partnership...

Hiking & Trails

Backcountry Unlimited

Backcountry Unlimited is a guided adventure company that offers transformative outdoor experiences for individuals, families, private...

Hiking & Trails

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

This venerable "Arizona oasis" has nearly three miles of paths and trails winding through colorful gardens, woodlands and native riparian...

Hiking & Trails

Cherry Creek Lodge

Located on a working cattle ranch nestled within the scenic Tonto National Forest, Cherry Creek Lodge invites you to experience the endless...

Hiking & Trails

El Rancho Robles Event and Retreat Center

Who has not had the urge to visit a ranch in the old West where one can enjoy western life to his heart's content? Where the glorious...