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.