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Best Hikes for Kids in Phoenix: East Valley Edition

Best Hikes for Kids in Phoenix: East Valley Edition. We’re excited to launch a mini-series of posts covering kid-friendly hikes to enjoy – and a different area each week. (Part posts in this series can be found under hikes in the City of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and West Valley.)

Best Hikes for Kids in Phoenix: East Valley Edition

We’re excited to launch a mini-series of posts covering kid-friendly hikes to enjoy – and a different area each week. (Part posts in this series can be found under hikes in the City of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and West Valley.)

Bookmark this post for reference and share it with your East Valley friends!

This post has all the best hikes in Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek, Gold Canyon, and Apache Junction. Hiking is a great way to soak up this beautiful winter weather, explore the desert, and get exercise as a family!

Remember, a trail might be 3 miles, but you can only go 1 mile if that fits your family better. Bring water, hats, and sunscreen – and have fun!

Reviews on most of these hikes can be found on our website. Alternatively, we have linked to other helpful posts.

Hayden’s Butte (“A”Mountain) – 0.7 miles out and back, partially paved

Tempe Town Lake Trail – 7.4 miles one way, stroller friendly, multiple access points (try Tempe Beach Park)

Rio Salado Walking Path – 19.1 miles one way, stroller friendly, multiple access points (Tempe Beach Park)

Salt River Walking Trail – continuation of Rio Salado, stroller friendly, access from north end of Riverview Park in Mesa

Veterans Oasis Park Loop – 2.5 miles, stroller friendly

Water Ranch Trail, Gilbert Riparian Preserve – 2 miles, stroller friendly

Treasure Loop Trail, Lost Dutchmen State Park – 2.3 miles

Wind Cave Trail – 2.9 miles out and back

Lower Salt River Walking Trail – 2.4 miles, access from Phon D Sutton Recreation Area

Silly Mountain Huff and Puff Trail – 1.4 miles

Sun Circle Trail – 8.7 miles one way, stroller friendly, multiple access points (try Freestone Park)

Discovery Park Loop – 1.5 miles, stroller friendly

Hawes Ridge Loop – 3 miles

Queen Creek Wash Trail – 10 miles one way, stroller friendly, multiple access points (try Desert Mountain Park)

Merkle Trail, Usery Mountain Park – 1 mile, stroller friendly

Hieroglyphic Trail – 2.8 miles out and back

Zanjero Park Path – 2.5 miles out and back, stroller friendly

Stargazer Trail, San Tan Regional Park – 2.3 miles

Apache Tears Trail – 1.8 miles, in and out

Best Hikes for Kids in Phoenix: East Valley Edition

Author

  • Jana Tingom

    Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

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