In 2022, Take These 12 Incredible Arizona Hikes, One For Each Month Of The Year

Twelve months in one year, 12 hikes to take on! Are you up for the challenge? If so, here are the very best hikes in Arizona to embark on this year – one for each month (though, of course, you can shake it up in any way you want).

How many of these trails have you hiked? What are YOUR picks for the best hikes in Arizona? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section, and check out our previous article for more of our choices for the best hikes in Arizona.

Address: West Fork Trailhead, 10251 N State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Address: Aspen Nature Loop, Arizona 86001, Humphrey's Peak Trail, Arizona 86001, USA
Address: Echo Canyon Trailhead, E McDonald Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
Address: Bell Rock Trail, Sedona, AZ, USA
Address: Rim Trail, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA
Address: Bill Williams Mountain Road, Bill Williams Mountain Rd, Williams, AZ 86046, USA
Address: Treasure Loop Trail #56, Apache Junction, AZ 85119, USA
Address: Calloway Trail, Arizona 85141, USA
Address: Devil's Bridge Trailhead, Devil's Bridge Trail, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Address: Fay Canyon Trailhead, Fay Canyon Trail, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Address: Fossil Creek - Waterfall Trail Parking, Fossil Creek Road, Pine, AZ 85544, USA
Address: Tanque Verde, AZ, USA
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Best Hikes in Arizona

March 09, 2022

What are some of the best kid-friendly hikes around Arizona?  

Arizona is a state perfect for the hiking enthusiast and their families! With more than 3,000 epic trails to choose from, many of them are perfectly appropriate for small children and strollers, too. Some of our favorite kid-friendly hikes around Arizona include the iconic Horseshoe Bend Trail, which is one and a half miles long and easy enough for very small children; best of all, it leads to one the desert southwest’s most iconic landscapes and is a must-do for every Arizonan. Try out Oak Creek Trail, near Sedona, if you like water with your hikes; it’s 1.3 miles of beautiful scenery surrounding Oak Creek, and among the most scenic destinations in Arizona in general. If you prefer to stay near the Phoenix area, the White Tank Mountains west of the city offer an epic hike with a seasonal waterfall; it’s the White Tank Waterfall Trail, and at 1.8 miles long it’s perfect for everyone. Want more inspiration? Check out this list of some of our favorite kid-friendly hikes around Arizona.

What are the best hiking trails near me?  

That depends on where you’re located, but the good news is that there are so many hiking trails around the state that you’re sure to find something great in all corners. Southern Arizona residents will want to check out Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park for some of the most ridiculously amazing hiking trails in the entire area. Folks in northern Arizona should visit the Grand Canyon for some challenging hikes, and Sedona or Flagstaff (or both!) for plenty of incredibly scenic hikes. Some of Arizona’s most amazing trails are in northern Arizona, if you ask us. Central Arizonans can enjoy amazing views on hikes like the above-mentioned White Tank Waterfall Trail, as well as the Hole in the Rock Trail at Papago Park (near the Phoenix Zoo) and some of the trails on Camelback Mountain (which really does look eerily like a camel’s back).  

Address: West Fork Trailhead, 10251 N State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Address: Aspen Nature Loop, Arizona 86001, Humphrey's Peak Trail, Arizona 86001, USA
Address: Echo Canyon Trailhead, E McDonald Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
Address: Bell Rock Trail, Sedona, AZ, USA
Address: Rim Trail, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA
Address: Bill Williams Mountain Road, Bill Williams Mountain Rd, Williams, AZ 86046, USA
Address: Treasure Loop Trail #56, Apache Junction, AZ 85119, USA
Address: Calloway Trail, Arizona 85141, USA
Address: Devil's Bridge Trailhead, Devil's Bridge Trail, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Address: Fay Canyon Trailhead, Fay Canyon Trail, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Address: Fossil Creek - Waterfall Trail Parking, Fossil Creek Road, Pine, AZ 85544, USA
Address: Tanque Verde, AZ, USA