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Best Hikes for Kids in Phoenix: West Valley Edition

Best Hikes for Kids in Phoenix: West Valley Edition. We’re excited to launch a mini-series of posts covering kid-friendly hikes to enjoy – and a different area each week. (Upcoming in the series: City of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and East Valley.) Bookmark this post for reference and share it with your West Valley friends!

This post has all the best hikes in cities such as Peoria, Goodyear, and more. 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.

Best Hikes for Kids in Phoenix: West Valley Edition

Waterfall Trail, White Mountain Regional Park, Waddell – 1.8 miles, out and back

Vietnam Memorial Trail, Surprise – 1.3 miles, out and back

Victory Stairs + trail, Verrado – 1 mile, out and back

Baseline Trail, Estrella Mountain Regional Park – 2.3 miles, round trip

Pipeline Canyon Trail, Lake Pleasant Regional Park – 3.8 miles, out and back

Wild Burro Trail, Lake Pleasant Regional Park – 3.2 miles, out and back

Red Tailed Hawk Trail, Skyline Regional Park – 0.6 miles, round trip

Flatlander Loop, Thunderbird Conservation Park– 1.2 miles, round trip

Eastwing Mountain Trail, Peoria Regional Park– 1.5 miles, round trip

Note: Lake Pleasant, White Tank, and Estrella have a $7/car entry fee.

Looking for more great hikes around Phoenix? Check out these blog posts and be inspired!

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  • 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!

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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