Take A Scenic Hike On This Shaded, Kid-Friendly Trail In Arizona To Stay Cool
By Katie Lawrence|Published July 22, 2022
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
Hiking in Arizona – at least, in the southern portion of the state – is next to impossible during the warmer months. Luckily, the higher-elevation terrain of the Mogollon Rim area remains cool year-round, so you never have to take time off from exploring the great outdoors. Not only does the Woods Canyon Lake Trail offer plenty of shade, but it’s also incredibly scenic and kid-friendly. This easy stroll is easily one of the best summer hikes in Arizona (but it’s worth taking no matter the season).