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Best Hikes for Kids in Phoenix

Best Hikes for Kids in Phoenix. Opt outside this winter break and explore some Phoenix hikes with the kids! Our list of favorites are below.

Best Hikes for Kids in Phoenix. Opt outside this winter and explore some Phoenix hikes with the kids! Our list of favorites is below. New to hiking with kids? Check out this post with tips and tricks!

Playgrounds With Hikes for Kids

George “Doc” Cavalliere

Deem Hills Park

Lookout Mountain Park

Gateway Desert Awareness Park

Maricopa County Parks (usually with playgrounds and nature centers, $7/entry fee)

Lake Pleasant

Estrella Mountain

Spur Cross Ranch

White Tank Mountain

Other Great Hikes for Kids

Verrado Stairs (Victory Stairs)

Blue Wash Trail

LoPiano Bosque Habitat

Riparian Preserve

Sears Kay Ruins

Jewel of the Creek

Barrier Free Nature Trail

Hole in the Rock

Hayden’s Butte

Pinnacle Peak

Rio Salado Habitat

Stroller friendly hikes

Always remember to bring plenty of water both on the hike, and to save back at the car. The desert is wonderful and welcoming – and also unfriendly if you don’t prepare. Snacks are always a good idea with kids as well. (We like to bring donuts, it’s tradition.)

We often wear hats while hiking, even in the winter, and wear sunscreen because the sun can get intense. Wear good sturdy shoes! For littles, try a baby carrier like an Ergo over a stroller for further distances.

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  • 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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