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Arizona Hiking

Looking to lace up your hiking boots during your visit to the Scottsdale Valley? Explore the hiking trails that await when you book a Goodnight Stay vacation rental in Arizona! From difficult hikes to the summit of Camelback Mountain to more relaxed, dog-friendly hikes that are perfect for the whole family, you’re sure to enjoy time exploring the desert when you get on one of our local hiking trails!

Camelback Mountain

Summit Camelback Mountain for gorgeous views of the entire Paradise Valley! Start the hike at the Echo Canyon Trailhead to climb to the summit at 2,704 feet. This trail has been labeled extremely difficult so be prepared for a hike along uneven terrain and be prepared with plenty of water! Try hiking early in the morning to beat the heat.

Lost Dog Wash Trailhead

The Lost Dog Wash Trail is located within the McDowell Mountain preserve and is a 5.2-mile round trip loop. Offering stunning views of local wildflowers, the trail is easy and is a popular, well-trafficked trail. Dogs are allowed to join hikers on this trail as long as they are leashed!

Hole in the Rock

This 0.3 mile out-and-back style trail makes for an easy hike to a gorgeous view of Hole in the Rock. Located in Papago Park, the area is home to plenty of areas for hiking, running, and mountain biking, Take the short hike to Hole in the Rock and then make a visit to the Phoenix Zoo or the Desert Botanical Garden afterwards!

McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trail

The Gateway Trail in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a 4.2-mile-long loop trail that is heavily trafficked and labeled as mildly difficult. The main draw of this trail are the wildflowers that can be seen on along the way. Be on the lookout for mountain bikers who may be making use of the trail and enjoy bringing a leashed four-legged friend along on this popular trail!

Sunrise Trailhead

This out-and-back style hiking trail is a popular one for hikers, mountain bikers, and families looking to experience the Arizona landscape. Open year-round, this hike welcomes leashed dogs and is a perfect way to start the day!