What to Bring
Arizona, especially on desert trails, is obviously hot. Always bring about double the amount of water you think you will need!
Pack some treats for your dog like some Earthborn Holistic soft chew treats! They’re perfect to break up and easy to give while on the move.
If you or your dog are new to hiking, start small! Start with short, easy hikes and work your way up. Also, remember not to push your dog past their limit and keep an eye out for it. If they’re starting to lag or need more rests, stop and let them rest, turn around, and call it a day. And last, but most important, have fun! Enjoy the wonderful outdoors with your best friend; they will be loving it just as much as you!
Now to the fun part, here are some beautiful Arizona hikes!
Jacob’s Crosscut and Siphon Draw, Lost Dutchman State Park
Location: Located in the beautiful Superstition Mountains in East Mesa
Length: 2.4 mile loop
Difficulty level: Easy
Amazing views of the Superstitions. This hike is especially gorgeous at sunrise, you can see the sun come up behind the mountains.
Location: Sedona, AZ
Length: 4.2 mile out and back
This hike is an iconic Sedona trail. You will get views of the Red Rock wilderness and there is the well known “Devil’s Bridge” that gives this trail its name.
West Fork Trail
Location: Sedona, AZ
Length: 7.2 miles out and back
Although the trail itself is easy, the length of it and the number of water crossings are why we rated it is moderate. This trail gives you a completely different perspective of Sedona as you hike through a beautiful canyon.
Mogollon Rim Interpretive Trail
Location: Payson, AZ
Length: 1 mile
This trail runs along the Mogollon Rim, where you will have never-ending views!
Kendrick Peak Trail
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Length 9.5 Miles
This hike is not for the lighthearted. With almost 3000 ft elevation gain and a max elevation of over 10,000 ft, it is hard! But it is so worth it whenever you are ready to tackle it. The views throughout the whole hike are absolutely amazing!
If you’re heading to the southwest and are looking for some great hikes, Arizona is a great place to start!
In the area? Check out our dog-friendly guides to California and Utah!