1.Flatiron aka Siphon Draw:
This is my all time favorite hike, I’ve probably hiked it over 15 times. The trail is 6 miles round trip but don’t let the miles fool you, the 2,900 plus elevation gain will be challenging.
2.Four peaks aka Brown’s peak:
The tallest peak in Maricopa county at 7,659 ft. It is about 5.1 miles round trip but with a 1,952 elevation gain. The hike is mostly climbing straight up a chute to the top.
It’s about 2.4 miles round trip, with a great view at the top. Get to the trail head early, it’s a popular spot!
A short, steep hike at 4 miles round trip with a 1,921 elevation gain. There is a summit registry and a mailbox at the top, along with amazing views of course!
The trail is about 13.3 miles long with deep (depending on season) water crossings along the way to the waterfall.
I have a full blog post here. It’s about 11.8 miles round trip and rated difficult but with amazing views at the
7.Hieroglyphic Trail #101:
This trail is short, fun and easy. It is a scenic 3 mile round trip with only 580 ft. elevation gain.
Beautiful, breathtaking waterfalls at the end of a 10 mile hike one way. I have a full blog on my adventure here.
9.San Tan Mountain:
My favorite trail is Dynamite, it is perfect for trail running. With over 10,000 acres this mountain has a trail for everyone.
10. South Mountain:
The park has more than 51 miles of trails for hiking. My favorite trail we used to do as kids was ‘Fat Mans Pass’, it’s probably best not to try if you had a doughnut that day 😉