My cousin recently moved out to Goodyear and messaged me asking for the best places to hike in West Phoenix and I directed her to my Hiking Bucket List. After sending her the link, I realized the Hiking Bucket List has hikes all over Arizona and she really just needed a more specialized list, so I made it happen! I aim to please, and if you cross off all these hikes and need more inspiration, check out 5 North Phoenix Hikes To Add To Your Hiking Bucket List! Enjoy!
Estrella Mountain Regional Park is one of my favorite mountains to bring beginner hikers after they’ve had a few hikes under their belt. Baseline Trail is a longer hike (3 miles) but it is a steady climb and there’s plenty of places to stop and rest. The trail starts off easy, then goes to moderate and then there’s a section that is pretty steep and this is where I usually start sweating a ton. There is a $6 charge to get into this park so make sure you carpool 🙂
White Tank Mountain
Ford Canyon Trail at White Tank Mountain is one of my favorite long hikes in Phoenix, and that’s why I already have a blog post all about it which includes a video! You can check it out here. The trail is 9.7 miles and there are two main reasons why this hike is on the difficult list: the length and the steepness. It’s a really long and difficult hike but the views are spectacular. Just make sure you have plenty of water and snacks!
Skyline Regional Mountain
Skyline Regional Park is one of the newest mountains that I’ve conquered. Skyline Regional Park is in Buckeye and we did the Turnbuckle Trail which was rated moderate but we think it was moderately difficult. Beautiful views, a great workout, and a great place to take a solitary hike and just think about life. It is slowly becoming one of my favorite mountains to hike.
I hope this list inspires you to go out and get some nature in your life if you’re on the West side!
For more hiking inspiration, check out my hiking bucket list here.
Thank you all for reading, and stay enthusiastic!