Feel like going out and about this weekend? Instead of spending another weekend on your bum in front of the TV, at the theater, or in the car, get up and go for a hike! Here’s a look at a handful of great hikes that are short and relatively easy; Arizona is full of awe-inspiring hikes for everyone, including those of us who are feeling laid-back today. Here are some of the best hikes in Arizona, all of which are three miles long or less:

Those look fantastic, don’t they? If you want to check out more incredible hikes around the state, read These 12 Trails In Arizona Will Lead You To Extraordinary Ancient Ruins for some inspiration. We’re sure you’ll find a trail that you’ll love!

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Best Hikes in Arizona

What are some of the best hiking trails near me?  

Well, this depends on where you’re starting from! If you’re in the Phoenix Metro area, check out awe-inspiring hikes like the Echo Canyon Trail, which you can find on Camelback Mountain, or maybe the awesome Hole-in-the-Rock Hike at Papago Park. Hole-in-the-Rock is a much easier trek than those on Camelback Mountain, so make sure to plan accordingly. If you’re in southern Arizona, be sure to explore Saguaro National Park for some of the most amazing hikes in the state like the Cactus Forest Trail, the Signal Hill Trail, or the Valley View Overlook Trail. The Catalina Mountains nearby also have some amazing hikes, as does the town of Sonoita. If you’re in northern Arizona, you’re in the best place of all for all sorts of hiking adventures, from the countless epic hikes at Grand Canyon National Park like the Bright Angel Trail to iconic hikes to places like Horseshoe Bend on the Horseshoe Bend Trail. No matter where your starting point is, you’re in for an amazing time with just about any hike you choose in the Copper State.  

What are some wonderful easy hikes in Arizona? 

A few of the hikes we mentioned above just so happen to be pretty easy, like the Horseshoe Bend Trail. That trek is just one and a half miles long and features some of the most incredible views in the entire desert southwest. Fay Canyon Trail is a great one located within the Coconino National Forest, and while you’re in that area, head to Sedona for some amazing, world-class hikes like no others on this earth. You’ll love the Seven Sacred Pools (via Soldier Pass) Trail, which offers amazing red rock views and is just over one mile long. Another great trail in the Coconino National Forest is the Sugarloaf Loop, which is very popular for families with kids. Want some more awesome ideas for your next hiking trip? Check out this list of awe-inspiring hikes leading to amazing arches in Arizona.  

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