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Beverly Canyon Trailhead Loop (South Mountain)

Hiking on the Javelina trail
Ridgeline trail at South Mountain
Ridgeline Trail
Ridgeline Trail
Views of the Phoenix area
map: Beverly Canyon trailhead loop hike
Hiking in South Mountain park


How to Get There
This hike is located near Phoenix, AZ.

To get to the trailhead: From the Phoenix area, take the I-10 freeway to the Baseline Road exit. Take this exit West for about 1 mile and make a left onto 46th street. Follow this paved road 0.3 miles to the signed Beverly Canyon trailhead and parking area.
Phoenix Area and Central Arizona

Hike details

3.40 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
The hike distance is 3.4 miles for the loop hike.
1.50 [Hours]
This hike took about 1.5 hours.
Elevation Change
400 Total gain/loss [Feet]
Elevation Details
About 400 ft elevation gain.
Hike Trail Type
Special Features
Wild Flowers
Rating details
March is also nice for wildflower season.


Best Season
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • October
  • November
  • December
Date Hike completed
November 10, 2019


Solitude Details
South Mountain is a popular place, so don't expect much solitude on this hike. Expect to see from 30-50 other hikers.


Difficulty Rating
difficulty detail
The views of the area are great... too bad you have to share them with so many other people. The loop described here is an easy hike.


Be Aware of
Mountain bikers

Loop hike with the Javelina and Ridgeline trails from the Beverly Canyon Trailhead in South Mountain park in Phoenix, Arizona.

There are a couple ways to access this area of South Mountain park. The description of this hike is from the Beverly Canyon trailhead, but you can also park at the Pima trailhead and access the loop from there as well. From the parking area of the Beverly Canyon trail, take the signed Javelina trail (on the West side of the parking area). This trail is easy to follow as it heads along the Northern edge of the park. After 1.7 miles of gradual elevation gain, turn left on the signed junction with the Ridgeline trail. This aptly named trail stays on a ridgeline, allowing for views of the park, as well as views of the Phoenix area. This 1.6 miles section of trail ends at the Beverly Canyon trail. At this junction, turn left and walk the quick 0.1 miles back to the trailhead.


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