The One Magical Nighttime Hike In Arizona Everyone Needs On Their Bucket List

Hiking is generally considered a daytime activity, but has anyone ever stopped to question why? During the summertime, dusk is the only respite from the sweltering desert heat, which makes taking to the trails after dark a particularly pleasant experience. North Mountain National Trail is paved and easy to navigate, so it’s perfectly acceptable for a nighttime adventure. If you’ve never seen a birds-eye-view of Phoenix city lights illuminating the night, it’s a bucket list-worthy sight.

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Have you ever taken North Mountain National Trail at night? What other hikes in Arizona are even better after dark? Let us know your favorites!

In the meantime, check out these easy trails perfect for any time of day: 9 Easy Desert Hikes In Arizona Anyone Can Do.