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Anyone Told You to "TAKE A HIKE!"? In Arizona This Is GOOD THING

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Has anyone every told you to "TAKE A HIKE"! Well this can be a bad thing or a good thing. (Photo: Time to Leave by Alexas_Fotos, Pixabay)
Hoever in Arizona taking a hike is definitely a GOOD THING! A new year's resolution, time to ge out to these Top 50 hikes in Sunny Arizona for you to enjoy this month after the food and festivities of the Christmas season. Although in January one may prefer the desert hikes and save those mile high pine tree hikes for laer in the year. There is so much to offer in the state from pine trees to deserts. Sure most people will immediately think of the Grand Canyon. However, without even leaving the Phoenix metro area we have over 60 miles of trails in the McDowell Mountains of Scottsdale not to mention Piestawa Peak #3, Camelback Mountain and South Mountain Park #2 with awesome views of downtown and the Valley of the Sun. But there is so much more...Read on!
Apache Trail Arizona
(Photo: Pixabay) Apache Trail,  part of Hike #30 and #45
See the links to these awesome 50 best hikes in Arizona! Next week is Thanksgiving and you will probably soon be feeling like working off a few pounds and seeing some great Arizona sights and sites? 
Camelback Mountain Phoenix view

View of downtown Phoenix from the top of Camelback Mountain

Included are some of the favorites like hiking Camelback Mountain in Phoenix near Scottsdale and Paradise Valley is always great, with views of the downtown Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun. Hiking Piestawa Peak also has great views of the Phoenix metro and homes everywhere. What are the top 50 best hiking trails in Arizona as voted by hikers? A very personal choice.  I like the nature factor of a trail over the physical challenge of the trail personally. That is why, I like the West Fork Trail in Sedona feeding the Oak Creek, serenity and a babbling brook with dense Oak trees, red rocks and interesting rock formations along with a winding easy trail....aaahhh, nice!

West Fork Trail Oak Creek                                     

 A touch of heaven on the West Fork Trail in Sedona and Oak Creek

TripleBlaze.com ranked the best places to hike in Arizona.  Ranking hiking trails on their following list is a difficult process as some hikers choose beauty over challenge, or short distances over longer distances. TripleBlaze says, "Using our unique hiking trail popularity algorithm that accounts for the average rating and number of reviews for a trail, the number of people who have hiked or wish they could hike at that hiking trail." TripleBlaze uses user ratings for their list. 

Whatever your choice, get out there and explore Arizona!

50 Best Arizona Hikes

Rank Hiking Trail Location
1. Grand Canyon - North Rim Fredonia, Arizona
2. McDowell Mountain Park Phoenix, Arizona
3. Piestewa Peak Phoenix, Arizona
4. #305 Prescott, Arizona
5. Horseshoe Mesa Grand Canyon, Arizona
6. National Trail Phoenix, Arizona
7. Spur Cross Ranch Cave Creek, Arizona
8. Papago Park Area Tempe, Arizona
9. White Canyon Trail Phoenix, Arizona
10. Huachuca Canyon Ft. Huachuca, Arizona
11. Cloudview Gold Canyon, Arizona
12. Arizona Trail Flagstaff, Arizona
13. Broken Arrow Sedona, Arizona
14. Chicken Point Oak Creek, Arizona
15. Groom Creek Loop Prescott, Arizona
16. Trail #100 Phoenix, Arizona
17. Walnut Canyon Flagstaff, Arizona
18. Ridge Trail Sedona, Arizona
19. Brittlebush Trail Phoenix, Arizona
20. Black Canyon Trail Phoenix, Arizona
21. Hawes Loop Mesa, Arizona
22. Desert Classic Phoenix, Arizona
23. Cactus Forest Trail Tucson, Arizona
24. Coachwhip Trail Loop Scottsdale, Arizona
25. Airport Mesa Trail Network Sedona, Arizona
26. Llama Sedona, Arizona
27. Robles Pass Tucson, Arizona
28. Foothills Rim Trail Kingman, Arizona
29. Picket Post Superior, Arizona
30. Lost Dutchman State Park Apache Junction, Arizona
31. Desert Outdoor Center Peoria, Arizona
32. Honeybee Canyon/Rail X Ranch Oro Valley, Arizona
33. Brown Canyon Sierra Vista, Arizona
34. Oldham Trail Flagstaff, Arizona
35. Templeton/ Baldwin Loop Sedona, Arizona
36. Smith Ravine Prescott, Arizona
37. Granite Basin Loops Prescott, Arizona
38. Estrella Mtn Park/ Competitive Loop Phoenix, Arizona
39. Spruce Mountain Trail #307 Prescott, Arizona
40. Casa Grande Mountain Casa Grande, Arizona
41. Parker Canyon Lake Perimeter (pclp) Sierra Vista, Arizona
42. Fairbank Loop Trail Tombstone, Arizona
43. Canyon de Chelly National Monument Chinle, Arizona
44. Petrified Forest National Park Petrified Forest, Arizona
45. Tonto National Monument Roosevelt, Arizona
46. Cattail Cove State Park Lake Havasu City, Arizona
47. Dead Horse Ranch State Park Cottonwood, Arizona
48. Slide Rock State Park Sedona, Arizona
49. Patagonia Lake State Park Patagonia, Arizona
50. Badger Springs Trail Badger Springs, Arizona


Petrified Forest Arizona         

The Petrified Forest Hike #44 has awesome scenery

When hiking in Phoenix in the Summer, be sure to bring more water than you think you need. Hydrate regularly and seek shade if you feel light headed. I had that experience on Piestawa Peak in Phoenix about 20 years ago. Shade and water brought me back, but it can be dangerous. Piestawa Peak is well traveled so there are people to help. However,  hike with a friend to be safe.

When you get to the top of Camelback Mountain or Piestawa Peak look around at the Valley homes. If you see one from the top of the mountain that you like I would be pleased to show it to you. 

If you are looking to move to Phoenix including Scottsdale or to buy a home in Arizona or sell a home in Arizona, contact Jeffrey Masich, Associate Broker and Realtor. I would be pleased to help you and look out for your best interests while finding you the right home at the right price!

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI  you go "Hike" and share photos with us couch potatoes:)Endre

Jan 12, 2024 10:22 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

My wife and I used to go weekly. Great information. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend, and

here's a GOOD LUCK to your favorite Football Team!

Jan 13, 2024 05:03 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That's a lot of places to walk and the views must be so special as well.

Jan 13, 2024 06:08 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Some of these 50 best Arizona hikes are actually very easy even for self proclaimed couch potatos. For example the South Mountain Hike in Phoenix Municipal Park can be hiked for 1.5 miles OR in your case can be driven to the top in your car and you can just walk around the top, sit at the picnic tables and stone viewing buildings. A majestic view of the entire Valley of the Sun and the Phoenix metro awaits!

South Mountain Dobbins Point

View from South Mountain at Dobbins Point from Phoenix Parks and Recreation

Jan 13, 2024 12:08 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Thanks Bill Salvatore - East Valley for viewing these 50 best hikes in Arizona. As for football, our Phoenix area teams are done for the year. I do like Pittsburgh and Buffalo but their game for this weekend has been postponed due the bitter cold and blizzards sweeping the country right now. Over 250,000 are without power and the bone chilling cold will continue through the coming week sweeping into Florida. Global warming is laughing at us right now. In any case it is time for people that are tired of the snow to move to Sunny Arizona. Hey, call me and I will find them the right home at the right price as you will also. Jeff

Blizzard in East move to Arizona

Jan 13, 2024 12:12 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Hey Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, yes the views and sunrises and sunsets in Sunny Arizona from hikes or the car are part of what I sell, besides homes. Jeff 😀

Scottsdale Arizona Sunset

Sunset in Scottsdale Arizona by Marla K

Jan 13, 2024 12:18 PM