“Best hikes in Phoenix: Trails for every ability show off Sonoran Desert beauty,” Arizona Republic, 1/16/18

“Happy trails to you: Enjoy these 7 metro Phoenix hikes,” Arizona Republic, 12/27/17

Trails 5 minutes away. Lookout Mountain and Shadow Mountain  

National Park Service website with maps and information about trails in NPS parks in Arizona

Arizona Trail Association: “The Arizona National Scenic Trail stretches 800 miles across the entire length of the state to connect deserts, mountains, forests, canyons, wilderness, history, communities and people.”

Best Hikes in Phoenix, according to Visit Phoenix

Best Phoenix Hiking Trails for Beginners, according to Visit Phoenix

Best Phoenix Hiking Trails, according to Phoenix New Times

10 Best Hiking Spots in Phoenix, according to Arizona Foothills Magazine

AllTrails says: “Explore the best trails near Phoenix with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.”

Trails near Sedona, rated for difficulty and views.  And check this video of the 360-degree view from the Hangover Trail.

“Easy Sedona hikes with amazing views,” Arizona Republic (10/5/18)