This is no walk in the woods, hiking trails in Phoenix are over exposed to the sun. And the dust storms. And the heat.
In fact, it seems like Phoenix would be a terrible place to hike.
But it’s really rather great. We’ve got all these mountains scattered around with a lot of varied trails.
Most of the trails on this site are in and around Phoenix so hiking these trails never gets you too far from “civilization”. As such, you probably won’t need a full day pack, but a good hat, sun block, and water (LOTS OF WATER) are base requirements. And, as always, know where you are going and definitely let someone else know where you are going so if you do get lost, we can send the helicopter out for you.