HIKING TRAILS / Get Out There!
Camelback Mountain / Trails and Desert Preserve
Camelback Mountain gets its name from the unique silhouette it casts on the Valley skyline. It is considered one of the nation’s top hiking destinations and attracts visitors from around the world. However, the two main trails that comprise the vast majority of hiking opportunities are rated extremely difficult; subjecting hikers to steep elevation gains, very uneven terrain, and a traverse that is unprotected from the elements.
Only experienced hikers, whom are following “Take a Hike. Do it Right” guidelines, during optimal weather conditions, should attempt to hike to the summit that sits 2,704 feet above sea level and provides exceptional views of the valley.
PAPAGO PARK / Trails and Desert Preserve
Papago Park offers exceptional hiking and a wide array of recreational facilities. Comprised primarily of sandstone, the range is known for its massive buttes that rise and fall throughout the park. The trails that interlace the area are generally easy treks. The smooth footing and low elevation gain make it a popular place for running and mountain biking.