Lava Flow Trail

Sunset Crater and Pines

Distance: 1.5 miles Difficulty: Easy Best time of year: Spring, Summer, Fall Last hiked: 2016 February The Lava Flow Trail can be accessed from two different locations. One is a parking area from the main road, another is from the Lenox Crater Trail just to the west. Lava Flow Trail Description Heading over from the Lenox Crater Trail, the walk …

Two Bit Peak

Scottsdale from Phoenix Mountains

Distance: 1.5 miles (one way) Difficulty: Strenuous Best time of year: Fall, Winter, Spring Last hiked: 2016 March Two Bit Peak, formerly known as Peak 2429, is a rugged and adventurous scramble up to outstanding views of the northern Phoenix area. Views stretch out in all directions, rivaled only by nearby Piestawa Peak and Camelback Mountain. The best part is, …

Lenox Crater

Evergreens in Lava Field

Distance: 1.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate Best time of year: Spring, Summer, Fall Last hiked: 2016 February Lenox Crater Trail Description The Lenox Crater Trail starts off along the main road across from its parking area. From there, it immediately begins ascending about 300 feet through a ponderosa pine forest. These grand, majestic trees grow right out of the volcanic lava …

Piestawa Peak

Piestawa Peak Summit

Distance: 1.2 miles (one way) Difficulty: Strenuous Best time of year: Fall, Winter, Spring Last hiked: 2016 March The Piestawa Peak hike is one of the favorites among locals in the Phoenix area. It’s a strenuous and rugged climb up over 1,000 feet in just over a mile. Steep rocky staircases become a regular occurrence on the trail, together with …

Amphitheater Lake

Amphitheater Lake

Distance: 5 miles (one way) Difficulty: Strenuous Best time of year: Summer, early Fall Last hiked: 2015 October The Amphitheater Lake Trail is the most challenging of the three most popular hikes in the Tetons. While many casual hikers will check out Inspiration Point and Taggart Lake, experienced hikers don’t mind the 3,000 foot elevation gain to a spectacular alpine …