Join Phoenix’s New Monthly Hiking Group, Hike Right PHX

City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation

The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation has started a new hiking group that will educate people on safe hiking practices and create a positive community for hikers who enjoy the outdoor landscapes of Phoenix.

The hiking group, Hike Right PHX, will be held monthly and led by Phoenix Park Rangers with the intention of promoting safe hiking for people of all experience levels. 

“We are thrilled to launch Hike Right PHX as a way to promote safe hiking practices to both new and regular hikers in our community,” says Parks and Recreation Director Cynthia Aguilar. “Our Park Rangers are experts in trail safety and provide a community atmosphere for hikers of all abilities.”

The new hiking group will host its first hike on Saturday, March 9 at North Mountain Visitor Center, which will take hikers through the beautiful Trail 44/Tower Road. 

Hiking is one of the most popular recreational activities in Phoenix due to the numerous mountains and scenic desert landscapes that make up the city. Multiple parks and trails in Phoenix make exploring its beautiful outdoors easy and enjoyable for locals and visitors. 

As more and more people take advantage of the city’s many hiking trails and natural beauty, there comes a need for education on how to enjoy Phoenix’s great outdoors safely. Through Hike Right PHX, hikers of all backgrounds and experiences will learn the right way to enjoy the city’s trails, as well as gain a positive community of local hikers. 

Hike Right PHX will offer monthly hikes on the second Saturday of each month, beginning Saturday, March 9. Registration is recommended for Hike Right PHX’s monthly hikes and can be completed online through the City of Parks and Recreation. 

See the complete 2024–25 Hike Right PHX schedule below:

  • March 9, 8 a.m., Trail 44/Tower Road, North Mountain Visitor Center, 12950 N. 7th St.
  • April 13, 8 a.m., National/Dirt Road Trail, Pima Canyon Trailhead, 4500 E. Pima Canyon Road.
  • May 11, 8 a.m., LV Yates Trail, 40th St. Trailhead, 1600 E. Sonoran Desert Dr.
  • June 8, 7 a.m., Sidewinder—Apache Vista Summit, Apache Wash Trailhead, 1600 E. Sonoran Desert Dr.
  • July 13, 6 a.m., Water Tower, Palisades—Circumference Loop, Deem Hills East Trailhead, 27442 N. 39th Ave.
  • August 10, 6 a.m., Alta Trail/Bajada Trail, San Juan Bike Hub, 10919 S. Central Ave.
  • September 14, 7 a.m., Piestewa Peak Quartz Ridge Trail, 32nd St.Trailhead, 6511 E. Sierra Vista Dr.
  • October 12, 8 a.m., Hawk’s Nest, Valle Vista—Desert Tortoise Loop, Desert Vista Trailhead, 1900 W. Desert Vista Tr.
  • November 9, 9 a.m., Beverly Canyon Trail, Beverly Canyon Trailhead, 8800 S. 46th St.
  • December 14, 9 a.m., Papago 5k Fitness Trail, Papago Park, 626 N. Galvin Pkwy.
  • January 11, 2025, 9 a.m., Dreamy Draw Nature Trail, Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, 2421 E. Northern Ave.

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