Best Hikes Phoenix: The Greatest Views, Wildlife, and Desert Strolls

Best Hikes Phoenix: The Greatest Views, Wildlife, and Desert Strolls

by Bruce Grubbs

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Overview

Best Hikes Near Phoenix details 40 of the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Phoenix area, including outings near Tempe,  Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Apache Junction. Ranging from easy nature walks to strenuous multiday backpack trips, the routes in this guide offer something for every hiker—within easy reach of the city.

Each featured hike includes a brief route description, at-a-glance data including the length and difficulty level, thorough directions to the trailhead, directional cues, and a detailed trail map with accurate trail information.

Inside you’ll find:

•  Full-color photos and maps
•  GPS waypoints for every hike
•  Water availability, land status, fees and permits required, and more
•  Sidebars on local lore, plants, and animals

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493047871
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 01/13/2020
Series: Best Hikes Near Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 602,366
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Bruce Grubbs is an avid camper, backpacker, hiker, mountain biker and cross-country skier who has been exploring the American desert for over 30 years. An outdoor writer and photographer, he has written nine previous FalconGuides. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

How to Use This Book viii

Introduction xi

Geology xi

Natural History xiii

Human History xiii

Map Legend xvii

Trail Finder xviii

Greater Phoenix 1

1 Go John Trail 2

2 Lookout Mountain 6

3 Echo Canyon Trail 9

4 Pass Mountain Trail 12

5 Baseline Trail 15

Desert Ranges 19

6 Vulture Peak 20

7 Quartz Peak Trail 23

8 Margies Cove Trail 27

9 Cave Creek Trail 30

Mazatzal Mountains 33

10 Marion Spring 34

11 Squaw Flat 37

12 Copper Camp Canyon 40

13 Mazatzal Divide Trail 44

14 Deer Creek 48

15 South Fork of Deer Creek 52

Four Peaks 57

16 Camp Creek 58

17 Browns Peak 61

18 Pigeon Spring Loop 65

Superstition Mountains 69

19 Western Foothills 70

20 Siphon Draw 74

21 Massacre Grounds 78

22 Garden Valley Loop 82

23 Second Water Trail 85

24 Lower La Barge Box 88

25 Marsh Valley Loop 91

26 Peters Mesa 95

27 Tortilla Pass-Red Tanks Divide 99

28 Reavis Ranch 103

29 Upper Fish Creek 106

30 Pinyon Mountain 110

31 Fireline Loop 113

32 Mountain Spring 118

33 Reavis Creek 120

34 Angel Basin 124

35 Randolph Canyon 128

36 Coffee Flat Mountain Loop 132

37 Bluff Spring Loop 136

38 Dutchmans Loop 139

39 Barks Canyon 143

40 Needle Canyon 147

Appendix A Tips for Hiking Near Phoenix 151

Appendix B Hiker Checklist 165

Appendix C Agencies 167

Appendix D Clubs and Trail Groups 169

Appendix E Further Reading 170

Hike Index 171

About the Author 172

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