The latest book in the America's Best Day Hiking series, Hiking Arizona offers a comprehensive guide for exploring the beauty and splendor of one of the country's most scenic states. With detailed descriptions of 98 different trails, you'll not only know where to go but also what to expect when you get there.
Unlike some state guides that concentrate on certain parks or regions, Hiking Arizona covers it all, including the Grand Canyon and other top hiking destinations. Large maps provide rich detail in a format that's easy to read, and the book's unique trailfinder function allows you to quickly locate trails based on criteria important to you. It also features park hours, length and difficulty of trails, facility details, permit requirements, and other pertinent information for parks and surrounding areas.
Designed for hikers of all interests and capabilities, Hiking Arizona has the details you need to make the most of each destination, including beautiful photos to whet your appetite for the incredible journey ahead. From seasonal attractions to surrounding sites worth the visit, Hiking Arizona makes sure the only surprise that awaits you is the breathtaking beauty of the trip.
Christine Maxa is a national and international award-winning freelance writer. She has authored three books on Arizona hiking: Autumn Color in Arizona: 50 Great Hikes, Arizona's Best Wildflower Hikes-The Desert, and Arizona's Best Wildflower Hikes-The High Country. She has been featured on National Public Radio and has written for numerous publications, including Arizona Highways, Backpacker Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and Southwest Art.
Maxa wrote the “Hike of the Week” column for the daily Arizona Republic for more than two years and is on the advisory committee for the Arizona State Committee on Trails.
She currently writes a hiking column for Arizona Living magazine and serves as executive assistant of the advisory committee for the Arizona State Committee on Trails. Maxa resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Table of Contents
North 1.Vermilion Cliffs National Monument 2.Glen Canyon National Recreation Area 3.Hualapai Indian Reservation 4.San Francisco Volcanic Field 5.Sycamore Canyon Wilderness 6.Red Rocks/Secret Mountain Wilderness 7.Sedona Area (Coconino National Forest) 8.Wet Beaver Creek Wilderness
West 9.Lake Havasu State Park 10.Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
Central 11.Bradshaw Mountains 12.Pine Mountain Wilderness 13.Agua Fria National Monument 14.Hassayampa River Area 15.Hell's Canyon Wilderness 16.Lake Pleasant Regional Park 17.Cave Creek Recreation Area 18.White Tank Mountain Regional Park 19.South Mountain Park 20.McDowell Mountain 21.Usery Mountain Recreation Area 22.Superstition Mountains 23.Lost Dutchman State Park 24.Bartlett Reservoir 25.Cave Creek Area 26.Tonto Basin 27.Four Peaks Wilderness 28.Mazatzal Wilderness 29.Mogollon Rim 30.Sierra Ancha Mountains 31.Pinal Mountain Recreation Area
South 32.Sierra Estrella Wilderness 33.Tabletop Mountain Wilderness 34.Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Southeast 35.Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness 36.Pusch Ridge Wilderness 37.Catalina State Park 38.Mount Wrightson Wilderness 39.Saguaro National Park East 40.Dragoon Mountains 41.Santa Teresa Wilderness 42.Whetstone Mountains 43.Huachuca Mountains 44.Chiricahua Wilderness 45.Pinaleño Mountains
East 46.Lower Coronado Trail 47.White Mountains 48.Bear Wallow Wilderness 49.Blue Range Primitive Area