Phoenix With Kids

Best Hikes in Phoenix With Kids

Here are some of our favorite hikes within the City of Phoenix Hikes! Winter is the best time to hike with your kids in Phoenix for sure. You can venture out any time of the day and enjoy an adventure.

Jana Tingom

Here are some of our best hikes in Phoenix with kids. All of these are located within the City of Phoenix. Winter is the best time to hike with your kids for sure. You can venture out any time of the day and enjoy an adventure.

We have personally done all of these hikes listed below, and have linked to any reviews. Another great way to review a trail is to check AllTrails.

Opt outside this weekend and explore with the family! Even if all of these seem too long of a distance, a half mile is a win. Pick a trail with a nature center or playground nearby for lunch afterwards.

Judith Tunnel Trail – 1.2 miles, easy (paved), start at nature center

Dreamy Draw Short Loop – 2 miles rt, moderate

Fat Man’s Pass via Mormon Trail – 3.7 miles rt, moderate

Holbert Trail to Dobbins Lookout – 4.2 miles rt, moderate

North Mountain National Trail – 1.7 miles rt, partly paved/moderate, playground

North Mountain Trail 100 – 10 miles (we’ve done 2 miles in/out), easy to moderate, start at nature center

Lookout Mountain Trail via Trail 308 – 2.8 miles rt, moderate, start at playground

Deem Hills Circumference Trail – 5.6 miles rt (we’ve done 3 miles in/out), moderate, start at playground

BONUS: drive the 15 min road up to Dobbins Lookout at South Mountain for the best sunset views!

Hiking Tips:

  • Wear closed toed shoes
  • Hats and sunscreen are helpful
  • Always share what hike you’re doing with a spouse, or friend
  • Bring your phone
  • Bring enough water for each person hiking
  • Special snacks for kids are good motivators (we love mini donuts)
  • Stay on the trail
  • And on that note, if the trail becomes too tough, there’s no shame in turning around. Know your limits!
  • Text or call a spouse or friend after you’ve finished hiking

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!

    View all posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Phoenix With Kids

Join our weekly email newsletter

Phoenix With Kids