Arizona April 01, 2018
8 Easy And Beautiful Spring Hikes Everyone In Arizona Will Love
Spring is definitely here! The weather is warming up, the skies and clear and blue, and wildflowers are starting to bloom. Soak in the ideal day by hiking one of these easy trails that will take you to picturesque sites.
1. Devil's Bridge Trail #120 (Sedona)
This popular hike is short but sweet and you'll agree, especially once you feel brave enough to cross the bridge here. Even if you don't, it's still quite a pretty sight to see and one trail that all Arizonans should try at least once.
Distance: 1.8 miles (round-trip)
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2. Parsons Trail #144 (Sycamore Canyon)
Did you know Sycamore Canyon is one of the largest in the state? That's right, and you'll be able to not only get a first class view of the canyon on this easy trail but you will also see an amazing little spring.
Distance: 4 miles
National Forest Service
3. Red Rock Crossing (Sedona)
If you're short on time and passing through Sedona, you'll want to check out this easy trail with very little elevation change.
Distance: About 1 mile (round-trip)
4. Telegraph Pass Trail (South Mountain Park)
This is a fairly easy trail on South Mountain that will feel like an peaceful stroll. You'll get to see plenty of desert vegetation and even petroglyphs along the way.
Distance: 1.15 miles (one-way)
5. Treasure Loop Trail (Lost Dutchman State Park)
This easy trail takes you around a portion of the Superstition Wilderness - a perfect introduction to the rugged desert. If you time it just right, you might even get a chance to see the landscape blooming with wildflowers!
Distance: 2.4 miles, (loop)
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6. Waterfall Trail (Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River)
Who would've thought such a beautiful oasis would be so easy to access? Fossil Creek is exceedingly popular in the summer months, so you might want to get your permit here in the next month or so!
Distance: 2 miles (round-trip)
7. White House Ruin Trail (Canyon de Chelly National Monument)
Canyon de Chelly has one public hiking trail and you won't want to miss it! The trail takes you down to the canyon floor to see the ancient cliff dwelling. Just keep in mind there are some switchbacks, so take it easy and you'll find yourself enjoying the hike.
Distance: 2.5 miles (round-trip)
National Park Service
8. Woods Canyon Lake Trail (Mogollon Rim)
This hike is more of a leisurely walk around the lake, but you'll still be able to enjoy the beautiful views and enjoy nature before the summer crowds arrive.
Distance: 3.9 miles (loop)
These trails looked amazing, don’t you think? Which one are you most looking forward to exploring this spring? Share your thoughts and recommendations for other hikes in the comments below!
If you’re looking for some trails that are kid-friendly, check out these
7 Totally Kid-Friendly Hikes In Arizona That Are 1 Mile And Under. These easy trails are perfect for little legs and short attention spans.