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When in Phoenix, you're never far from desert adventure.
The area is home to dozens of parks and preserves—both in and around the city—offering hundreds of miles of multi-use trails for hiking and biking.
From leisurely strolls that meander around the red rock buttes of Papago Park, to the strenuous and rewarding climb to the peak of iconic Camelback Mountain, plus wheelchair-accessible trails at several local parks, there's a trail for nearly every type of adventurer.
Phoenix's collection of parks and preserves provide visitors an outlet for every grade of desert pursuit, from scenic strolls to challenging summits.
Explore the pages below for details on several top parks, including photos from visitors, trail maps and descriptions and more.