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4,330 mi 6,968 km of trail 88 Runs

Gems 5 Gems Easy Trails 681 Trails Intermediate Trails 512 Trails Hard Trails 121 Trails
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gem Favorite Cliff jumpers take advantage of the scenery for excellent action shots (we saw one person jump from the top of the waterfall)

Fossil Creek Falls

(14) Pine, AZ
gem Favorite Sunrise from Goldmine Mountain.

Goldmine Mountain Peak

(8) Queen C…, AZ
gem Favorite This is just a sampling of the hieroglyphics you'll see along the trail.

Hieroglyphs

(12) Apache…, AZ
gem Favorite View of Montezuma Well

Montezuma Well

(7) Lake Mo…, AZ
gem Favorite Montezuma's Castle.

Montezuma Castle

(5) Camp Verde, AZ

Runs in Central AZ - 88

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Favorite View from the end of the trail. From here you may choose to walk onto the bridge or for those with a fear of heights can stay right here and enjoy the view as well.
Intermediate

Devil's Bridge Trail

1.6 mi 2.5 km • Loop • 342 ft Ascent 104.32 m Ascent

(133) West Se…, AZ
Favorite Sunset over Phoenix while descending Camelback
Difficult

Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trail

3.2 mi 5.2 km • Out and Back • 1,193 ft Ascent 363.49 m Ascent

(64) Paradis…, AZ
Favorite View north from near summit of Tom's Thumb.
Intermediate/Difficult

Tom's Thumb

4.4 mi 7.1 km • Out and Back • 1,084 ft Ascent 330.45 m Ascent

(45) Rio Verde, AZ
Favorite Tree hanging on the edge of the rock!
Easy/Intermediate

West Fork Oak Creek Trail

5.4 mi 8.7 km • Out and Back • 510 ft Ascent 155.34 m Ascent

(45) Sedona, AZ
Favorite Two rocky heads stand alongside the Bear Mountain Trail.
Difficult

Bear Mountain Trail

4.6 mi 7.4 km • Out and Back • 1,932 ft Ascent 588.9 m Ascent

(37) West Se…, AZ
Favorite The saddle above Flatiron Trail, lit by the city, about 2:30AM. For me, the moment the camera earned its pack weight.
Difficult

Superstition Ridgeline

11.2 mi 18.1 km • Point to Point • 3,431 ft Ascent 1045.89 m Ascent

(24) Apache…, AZ
Favorite Along the Peralta Canyon Trail, you'll have a spectacular view of the mountains behind you as you're on your way to Weaver's Needle.
Intermediate

Peralta Out and Back

4.5 mi 7.2 km • Loop • 1,338 ft Ascent 407.81 m Ascent

(30) Gold Camp, AZ
Favorite Brins Mesa
Intermediate

Brins Mesa - Soldier Pass Loop

8.0 mi 12.9 km • Loop • 970 ft Ascent 295.76 m Ascent

(26) West Se…, AZ

Trails in Central AZ - 1226

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0.5 mi 0.9 km #1Cathedral Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
West Sedona, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
0.5 mi 0.9 km West Sedona, AZ 51 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #2Siphon Draw Trail #53
Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Difficult
2.4 mi 3.9 km Apache Junction, AZ 32 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Echo Canyon Summit Trail
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Paradise Valley, AZ 43 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #4Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300
Difficult
Paradise Valley, AZ
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Paradise Valley, AZ 41 
3.2 mi 5.1 km #5Hangover Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sedona, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
3.2 mi 5.1 km Sedona, AZ 13 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #6Cibecue Creek Trail
Intermediate
Cibecue, AZ
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.3 km Cibecue, AZ 10 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #7Dynamite Trail
Intermediate
Queen Creek, AZ
Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.8 km Queen Creek, AZ
8.0 mi 12.9 km #8Superstition Ridgeline Trail
Extremely Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Extremely Difficult
8.0 mi 12.9 km Apache Junction, AZ
1.3 mi 2.0 km #9Doe Mountain Rim Trail
Easy/Intermediate
West Sedona, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.0 km West Sedona, AZ 13 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #10Goldmine Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Queen Creek, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
2.5 mi 4.1 km Queen Creek, AZ 10 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #11Boynton Canyon Trail #47
Easy/Intermediate
West Sedona, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.6 km West Sedona, AZ 15 
4.5 mi 7.2 km #12Granite Mountain Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
4.5 mi 7.2 km Carefree, AZ
3.9 mi 6.4 km #13200 Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Payson, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
3.9 mi 6.4 km Payson, AZ
4.1 mi 6.6 km #14Crack in the Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.6 km Lake Havasu City, AZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km #15Mormon Trail
Intermediate
Guadalupe, AZ
Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Guadalupe, AZ 18 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #16Oak Creek Trail
Easy
West Sedona, AZ
Easy
0.7 mi 1.1 km West Sedona, AZ
2.9 mi 4.7 km #17Aerie
Intermediate
West Sedona, AZ
Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.7 km West Sedona, AZ
1.2 mi 2.0 km #18Ma Ha Tauk Trail
Intermediate
Laveen, AZ
Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Laveen, AZ
0.2 mi 0.3 km #19Little Sugarloaf Summit
Difficult
West Sedona, AZ
Difficult
0.2 mi 0.3 km West Sedona, AZ
1.5 mi 2.3 km #20Broken Arrow Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sedona, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.3 km Sedona, AZ 10 

Photos of Central AZ - 1032

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From 'spines' to 'pines' runners climb from the desert to the cool forests of the Bradshaw Mountains in Crown King, Arizona!
Aug 24, 2018 near New River, AZ
Dawn from the top of Flatiron Trail
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
The saddle above Flatiron Trail, lit by the city, about 2:30AM. For me, the moment the camera earned its pack weight.
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Moonbow on way up Carney slope.
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Moonbow halfway up the initial Carney Spring climb.
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Mammillaria Grahamii - Arizona Fishhook Cactus
Jul 17, 2018 near Tempe J…, AZ
Shot from the adjacent Made In The Shade Trail off of Slim Shady Trail, which is just slightly higher and gives a better view of Bell Rock & Courthouse Butte
Nov 24, 2019 near Village…, AZ
Sunset over Phoenix while descending Camelback
Mar 8, 2019 near Paradis…, AZ

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