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Nice trail close to Scottsdale.

Was in Scottsdale for meeting. Hiked this trail. Well marked trails and relatively easy. Good place... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Gdr L
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Impressed by PHX trail system

Good signage to the trailhead, decent sized parking lot, sensibly laid out trails that are not too... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2017
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Mar 8, 2018
“Nice trail close to Scottsdale. ”
“Easy hiking”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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We took an easy trail there and it was good exercise but it was a little boring. The scree was plentiful so you need to be careful. There were probably better trails that we didn't know about. We did get some nice views of the...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Was in Scottsdale for meeting. Hiked this trail. Well marked trails and relatively easy. Good place to go for beginners.

Thank Gdr L
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Good signage to the trailhead, decent sized parking lot, sensibly laid out trails that are not too hard, but also kept relatively undeveloped so as to allow a real Sonoran desert experience, even posts at trail intersections with bar codes that can be scanned for...More

Thank imbrugliatom
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Awesome hike. Great trail easy to walk on. My 83 year old stepdad made to hike without any issues or problems.

Thank Rick D
Reviewed June 26, 2016

stopped to do this hike on the way up to Sedona in April - looked rainy/cold up there and we wanted to get some hiking in. Nice desert loop with good facilities at the trailhead, well marked.

1  Thank missmadison
Reviewed April 21, 2016

I have been trail-running/hiking this trail for two years. I like it because you can do anything from a one mile hike to about 5.8 miles. The first .4 miles are very challenging. What is most amazing to me is the view you get once...More

3  Thank Cesar G
Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful trail system with a variety of levels. Beautiful views of the valley and hills, a variety of elevations, loves seeing the nesting owls!

2  Thank Abergie13
Reviewed March 29, 2016

My husband and I have been hiking a variety of trails in north Phoenix for a month. We like the moderate trails with elevation changes up to 1300 feet but enjoy the easy ones too for days that you are tired. This trail has some...More

4  Thank Cheryl V
Reviewed March 9, 2016

What a joy to find this wilderness on the northern edge of Phoenix. The trailhead for the Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve is at 1901 West Desert Vista Trail. There is parking but in Feb 2016 there were no washrooms or water available. There are about...More

1  Thank Joe_Ursano
Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is a hidden gem in Phoenix hiking trails. This is accessed via the Desert Vista Trailhead near 19th Ave/Jomax intersection within the housing subdivision. A google search of the trailhead (1901 W Desert Vista Trail, Phoenix, Arizona 85085) should bring its location. There are...More

2  Thank pkganapathi
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Denise I
April 7, 2017|
Response from Rick D | Reviewed this property |
No. The trail is free. Easy access, nice trails and beautiful views in the morning with balloons floating overhead.
October 3, 2016|
Response from Cesar G | Reviewed this property |
Based on my experience, the snakes come out during the summer. I have never seen one during late fall and winter. Right after a scare, I started bringing my walking sticks, and they truly do help out because snakes hear the... More