Some of my favorite books on hiking, biking, and adventure in Arizona. All of these come highly recommended.

Adkinson, Ron. Hiking Grand Canyon National Park. Falcon Publishing. 1997.

Doll, Pancho. Day Trips with a Splash: Swimming Holes of the Southwest.  Running Water Publications. 2000.

Ghiglieri, Michael P. Canyon. University of Arizona Press. 1992

Ghiglieri, Michael P. and Myers, Thomas M. Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon. Puma Press. 2001.

Grubbs, Bruce. Hiking Arizona's Superstition and Mazatzal Country. Falcon Publishing. 2000.

Krause, Steve. Streamside Trails: Day Hiking Central Arizona's Lakes, Rivers, and Creeks. Pinyon Publishing. Tempe. 3rd edition 1999.

Mangum, Richard & Sherry. Flagstaff Hikes: 146 Day Hikes Around Flagstaff, Arizona. 5th Edition. Hexagon Press. 2001.

Martin, Todd. Arizona Technical Canyoneering. Todd's Desert Hiking Guide. 2007.

Power, Tom and Whitlatch, John. Shoot-out at Dawn: An Arizona Tragedy. Bill McCreary Edition. 1981.

Ray, Cosmic. Fat Tire: Tales and Trails Arizona Mountain Bike Guide. 1996.

Ray, Cosmic. The Favorite Hikes Flagstaff and Sedona. 1996.

Ray, Cosmic. Hiking Phoenix: Favorite Day Hikes. 2003.

Smith, Ronald H. Prescott and Central Highlands Trails. Castle Rock Publishing. 1999

Stevens, Larry. The Colorado River in Grand Canyon. Red Lake Books. 1983.

Thybony, Scott. Official guide to Hiking the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon National History Association. 1996.

Warren, Scott S. 100 Classic Hikes in Arizona. The Mountaineers. 2000.

Williams, Tyler. Canyoneering Arizona. Funhog Press. 1998.

Williams, Tyler. Grand Canyon River Hikes. Funhog Press. 2000.

Wilson, Dave. Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen. Moris Book Publishing. 1999.

10-1-11 Added Cedar Spring hike.

8-23-11 - Eliminated front page extensions. Removed hiking map.

8-14-11 Added Mount Francis hike.

8-7-11 Added Sierra Prieta hike.

7-30-11 Added Mack's Crossing hike.

7-10-11 Added several North Rim Grand Canyon hikes: Cape FinalCape RoyalCliff SpringKen PatrickWidforss trailUncle Jim trail, and Rainbow Rim trail #10.

6-19-11 Updated Box canyon (Christopher Creek) technical section.

5-31-11 Added Land of the Pioneers trail #329 hike.

5-18-11 Added more pictures to Westfork hike.

5-8-11 Added more pictures and a map to the Havasupai hike.

4-30-11 Added Goldwater Lake trail #396.

4-3-11 Added Brin's Mesa hike and updated Soldiers Pass trail.

3-22-11 Added White Rock Loop hike to the Other Hikes page.

3-5-11 Added Alta-Bajada Loop hike in South Mountain.

2-17-11 Updated Daisy Mountain hike.

2-5-11 Added Sunrise Mountain (Peoria) hike.

1-15-11 Added Javelina Mine hike.

12-28-10 Added Jacobs Crosscut Trail hike.

11-23-10 Added pictures and map to Piestewa Peak (Squaw Peak).

9-19-10 Added Timber Mesa Trail and Telephone Ridge trail hikes.

9-6-10 Added Mount Lemmon and Wilderness of rock hikes.

8-22-10 Added Ice cave trail and Blue Ridge trail hikes.

7-25-10 Added Indian Springs hike.

7-18-10 Added Bear Canyon hike.

7-4-10 Added Mingus Mountain Loop hike.

5-31-10 Updated Aravaipa Canyon hike with pictures and map.

5-15-10 Added Jackass creekCathedral wash, and White house ruin hikes.

5-9-10 Added Red Creek hike.

5-2-10 Added Sterling Pass and Vultee Arch hikes.

4-17-10 Added Coon Creek ruins hike.

4-11-10 Added Apache Trail Canyon hike.

2-28-10 Added Quartz Trail hike.

2-21-10 Added Reavis Falls hike.

2-14-10 Added Pueblo la Plata (Silver creek) ruins.

12-26-09 Added Thompson Peak Trail hike.

12-6-09 Updated Tom's Thumb hike to reflect temporary trailhead.

11-27-09 Added Superstition Ridgeline hike.

11-23-09 Added Daisy Mountain hike.

11-15-09 Added Carney Springs hike.

10-18-09 Added Thicket spring mine (squaw flat).

10-11-09 Added Napali Coast Trail (Kalalau Trail) to the Other Hikes page.

9-7-09 Added Canyon point rim view trail.

8-24-09 Added Rim trail and Spencer trail.

8-15-09 Added Drew Trail hike.

8-8-09 Added Mount Washburn and Black Canyon of the Yellowstone hikes to theOther Hikes page.

7-26-09 Added New Hance trail.

7-12-09 Added Houston Brothers Trail #171.

6-21-09 Added Secret Mountain trail.

5-25-09 Added Thompson Trail #639West Fork Black River, and Escudilla Mountainhikes.

5-10-09 Added Gaddes Spring Trail #110.

5-3-09 Added Red Butte hike.

4-26-09 Updated The Jug, added map and elevation change.

4-19-09 Added Go John trail hike.

4-4-09 Updated Picacho peak hike.

3-29-09 Added EJ Peak hike.

3-21-09 Added Wilson Canyon and Steamboat Rock hikes.

3-8-09 Added Long Canyon hike.

3-1-09 Added Weavers Needle summit.

2-23-09 Added Red Mountain, updated Horseshoe Mesa.

1-31-09 Updated South Kaibab and Bright Angel trails. Added Ribbon Falls.

1-22-09 Added Mount Takao to the other hikes page.

1-10-09 Added Garfias Wash hike.

12-31-08 Added Millsite Canyon hike.

12-29-08 Added Stoney Mountain hike.

12-27-08 Added new sort buttons to main Arizona hiking page.

12-20-08 Added Rock Knob Hill loop hike.

12-14-08 Added Madera Peak hike.

11-30-08 Updated Camelback mt and Pinnacle peak hikes.

11-15-08 Added Pueblo Canyon hike.

10-28-08 Added Tanner trail and Unkar overlook hikes.

10-18-08 Added Pine Mountain hike.

9-24-08 Added Hyde Mountain hike.

9-12-08 Added Juniper Spring #2 hike.

8-30-08 Added Maverick Mountain hike.

8-24-08 Added Mount Fuji to the Other Hikes page.

8-11-08 Added Quandary Peak to the Other Hikes page.

8-2-08 Added map, elevation profile, and more pictures to Humphries hike.

6-23-08 Added Costal Trail hike - Caines Head, Alaska.

6-6-08 Added Paria river from white house trailhead to lees ferry.

5-25-08 Added Tom's Thumb hike.

5-14-08 Updated Flat Iron hike to reflect correct name for North peak.

5-9-08 Updated and added pictures to Wire Pass-Buckskin Gulch hike.

4-23-08 Added Antelope Canyon - Lower hike and Rainbow Bridge hike.

4-11-08 Added Sunrise Peak hike.

4-5-08 Added Bell Pass trail (accessed from Scottsdale side).

3-30-08 Added pictures and map to Pine Creek Loop hike. Added Ballantine Creekhike.

3-15-08 updated directions for hierogliphics canyon.

3-9-08 Added Peter's cave.

3-8-08 Added Kiwanis-Ranger loop hike (South Mountain).

2-23-08 Updated First water - Boulder Canyon hike.

2-10-08 Added Salt River Canyon Overlook from Peak 3042 hike.

1-1-08 Added Cooper Forks Canyon hike.

12-24-07 Added the hike to the grave to the San Tan Regional Park hiking page.

12-15-07 Added map for Peralta canyon hike.

11-25-07 Added Fall CanyonWhitmore TrailMile 220 Canyon.

11-22-07 Added National CanyonMohawk Canyon, and Fern Glen Canyon.

11-21-07 Added Tuckup canyon and Matkatamiba canyon.

11-20-07 Added Deer Creek hike.

11-11-07 Added Elves Chasm.

11-9-07 Added Phantom Creek hike.

11-4-07 Added Cherum Peak hike. Added Little ColoradoClear Creek, and Unkarhikes.

10-28-07 Added Saddle Canyon and North Canyon hikes.

9-30-07 Added Cornucopia-Thicket Spring Loop hike.

9-15-07 Added Sunset trail.

9-2-07 Updated Box canyon.

8-12-07 Added Dry Lake Hills and Sycamore Rim Loop hikes.

7-28-07 Added Oldham Trail Loop hike.

7-1-07 Added West Spruce Mountain - East hike.

6-24-07 Added AB Young hike.

6-20-07 Added upper west clear creek hike.

6-9-07 Added Secret Canyon hike.

6-8-07 Added Featured Hikes page based on the flash animation pictures on the main page.

6-3-07 Added Pine Lakes trail #316 and Thumb Butte #33 trails.

5-28-07 Added Bear Mountain - Blue Ranges hike. New Flash index page.

5-19-07 Added Telephone Trail to Thomas Point Trail loop hike.

5-12-07 Added Icehouse Canyon Trail.

5-5-07 Added Sycamore Canyon.

4-21-07 Added Limestone Spring Loop.

3-25-07 Added Dripping Springs in the Grand Canyon.

3-17-07 Added Groom Creek Loop.

3-10-07 Added Jacks Canyon hike.

2-25-07 Added North Loop hike in the McDowell Mountain Park.

1-14-07 Added Bluff Spring Loop hike.

1-7-06 Added Shaw Butte Loop Hike.

12-30-06 Added A Loop hike to San Tan Mountain Regional Park. Updated Flat Ironhike.

12-26-06 Added San Tan Mountain Regional Park.

11-26-06 Added Butcher Jones Trail #463. Added Pine Creek Loop #280.

11-5-06 Added pictures to Elden and Inner Basin. Added Heart Trail and Elden - Heart Loop hike.

10-22-06 Added Dixie Mine trail.

10-18-06 Added Lookout Mountain pictures.

10-14-06 Added Lookout Mountain trails.

10-6-06 Added Freedom Trail at Piestewa Peak.

10-4-06 Added Powers Garden hike via the Tortilla trail.

9-9-06 Added our aborted hike of Lower Tonto Creek Narrows.

9-5-06 Added some new pictures to Havasupai hike. Added Angels Landing, Weeping Rock, Emerald Pools. Added to the bibliography. Added pictures to the Walnut Canyon hike.

8-27-06 Added Oak Trail #16 and Walnut Trail #251.

8-20-06 Added Military Sinkhole Trail #179.

8-5-06 Added Grapevine Trail hike.

6-11-06 Added Mount Baldy hike.

5-29-06 Added Lakeview trail and Kachina trail.

5-1-06 Added South Canyon trail in the Grand Canyon.

2-11-06 Added Casner Canyon Trail in Sedona.

1-29-06 Updated Hidden Valley hike.

1-7-06 Added Mesquite Canyon - Willow Canyon loop hike in the White Tanks Mountain park.

12-27-05 Added Palo Verde Trail near Bartlett Reservoir.

12-17-05 Added Table Top Mountain hike.

11-26-05 Added Gunsight Pass and Sperry Chalet hike in Glacier National Park.

11-25-05 Added Pass Mountain hike.

10-28-05 Added Hermitage Point hike.

10-4-05 Updated Basketball

9-11-05 Added Elephant Back MountainStorm PointAvalanche PeakShoshone Lakehikes.

9-10-05 Added Other hikes not in Arizona. Added Mt. ScottVirgin River Narrows,Sand Point LoopTerrace MountainFairy fallsMystic falls. Added anotherBibliography page for other hiking books outside Arizona.

9-8-05 Updated Basketball

8-6-05  Added Horse Crossing at East Clear Creek hike.

7-23-05  Updated Basketball

7-6-05  Updated Basketball

6-25-05 Added Gordon Creek trail.

6-19-05 Added Willow Springs Lake Trail and Canyon Point Sinkhole trails.

6-14-05 Updated Basketball

6-5-05 Added Pine Canyon Trail.

6-2-05 Updated Basketball schedule for Summer 2005 season.

5-15-05 Added Mormon Mountain and Crystal Point Trails.

4-17-05 Added Christopher Creek (See Canyon) trail.

4-10-05 Added Barnhart Trail hike in Mazatzal wilderness.

4-9-05 Added Elephant Mountain hike in Spur Cross.

3-28-05 Updated Basketball standings

3-26-05 Added 4 hikes in Petrified Forest. Tawa pointBlue MesaCrystal Forest, andAgate house/Long Logs.

3-20-05 Added Massacre grounds hike.

3-12-05  Added Pipeline Canyon Trail hike.

2-13-05  Added Treasure Loop Trail hike.

2-12-05 Added Hidden Valley hike.

10-25-04 Updated Basketball schedule for Winter 2005 season.

12-26-04 Added Marion Spring hike.

11-26-04 Added Hermit Creek to Hermit Campground hike (with hike to Hermit rapid.

11-6-04 Added Woodchute Trail hike.

10-30-04 Added Granite Mountain hike.

10-26-04 Fixed the map again.

10-25-04 Updated Basketball scores

10-24-04  Fixed the map.

10-23-04  Added Quartz Peak hike.

10-10-04  Added Vulture Peak hike.

10-4-04 Added Hermit Trail and Davenport Hill trails. Rearanged hikes for separate region for Grand Canyon and Marble Canyon hikes.

9-25-04 Updated Basketball scores

9-13-04 Updated Basketball scores

8-29-04 Updated Bibliography. Added Dorsey Spring and Kelsey Spring hikes. Ditched the hit counter.

7-31-04 Added more recommended hikes.

7-25-04 Updated Basketball scores

7-9-04 Added East Clear Creek hike.

7-8-04 Updated Basketball scores

7-1-04  Fixed links and errors on index page

6-28-04 Updated Basketball scores

5-30-04  Added Bear Jaw and Abineau Trails hikeChanged organization of main hiking list page.

5-16-04  Added Headwaters-West Clear Creek hike. Transferred to new domain Heavily modified navigation structure. Reset hit counter.

5-7-04  Added Poland Creek hike.

5-2-04  Added Woods Canyon hike.

4-18-04 Added Bear MountainFay Arch, and Fisher Point hikes. Updated Basketballscores

4-2-04 Added Lost Goldmine and Hieroglyphics Canyon trails.

3-26-04 Updated Basketball scores and added Fossil Springs hike.

3-8-04 Updated Basketball scores.

3-6-04 Added Dripping Springs hike and added a Superstition Wilderness heading to hiking page.

3-1-04  Updated Basketball scores

2-7-04 Updated Basketball scores and Camelback hike [Cholla Trail]

1-4-04   Added LaBarge Canyon and Devils Chasm hikes.

12-30-03 Added Ben Avery Trail hike.

12-27-03 Added Haunted Canyon hike. Updated Basketball for Spring season

12-20-03 Added Mountain Spring hike.

11-30-03 Added Parson Spring hike.

11-22-03 Added Lower Fish Creek hike.

11-10-03 Updated Basketball scores.

11-2-03 Updated Basketball scores.

10-20-03 Updated Basketball scores and information on Horton Springs hike.

10-17-03  Updated incorrect links.

10-13-03  Updated Basketball scores.

9-19-03 Updated Basketball schedule. Added Six Shooter Trail hike.

8-8-03 Added Kendrick Mt Hike and updated pic for Wet Beaver Creek.

7-20-03 Added Wet Beaver Creek Hike and updated Basketball. Updated hiking page.

7-14-03 Updated Basketball.

7-7-03  Updated Basketball.

5-24-03 Added Rider Canyon Hike. Updated Basketball. Added picture to Salome Creek.

5-10-03 Added Salome Creek Hike.

4-13-03 Added Picketpost Mountain hike.

4-5-03  Added Wasson Peak hike.

3-10-03  Updated Spring Basketball standings.

2-27-03  Updated Spring Basketball standings and added Peralta to First WaterSuperstitions hike.

2-1-03   Updated Peralta canyon. Added Spring Basketball schedule.

1-25-03 Added Cave Creek Hike. Wondering what hike to take? See therecommendations of the AZ Weekend Warrior Hikers.

1-5-03  Added picture to Rogers Trough hike. Added Revis Ranch hike.

12-31-02  Added Four Peaks Hike. Updated info on Spring Basketball league.

11-24-02  Removed Biking stuff from web page. I'll concentrate on hiking. UpdatedBasketball Standings.

11-18-02  Updated Basketball Standings.

10-28-02  Updated Basketball Standings.

10-22-02  Updated Basketball Standings.

10-9-02  Added Boyton Canyon hike.

10-8-02  Updated Basketball Standings.

9-20-02  Updated Basketball Standings. Added Yeager Canyon hike.

9-11-02  Updated Basketball Standings with Fall Schedule.

8-31-02  Added Chiricahua - Heart of Rocks hike.

8-25-02  Fall Basketball league info. Added Willow Valley hike.

7-15-02  Updated Basketball Standings.

7-12-02  Updated Basketball Standings.

6-17-02  Updated Basketball Standings. Added Rogers Trough hike.

6-10-02  Updated Basketball Standings.

6-3-02   Updated Basketball Standings.

6-1-02   Added West Clear Creek and Blodgett Basin hikes.

5-29-02  Updated basketball standings.

5-28-02  Added Map of all AZ hikes with links.

5-27-02  Added Cockscomb hike.

5-22-02  Added Schedule for summer league.

5-18-02  Added to hikers page. Added picture to Upper Fish Creek.
5-17-02  Added e-mail to index page for comments and feedback.

5-1-02   Updated Basketball standings... Summer league!

4-28-02  Added Pinnacle Peak hike.

4-22-02  Updated Basketball standings.

4-18-02  Updated Basketball standings.

3-18-02  Updated Basketball standings.

3-9-02   Added pictures to White CanyonPicacho PeakSquaw Peak, and Wind cavehikes. Added Hiker page. Added second hike to First Water Trailhead.

3-2-02   Added White Canyon hike.

2-18-02   Updated Basketball standings. Fixed bad links on Basketball pictures page.

2-11-02   Updated Basketball standings.

2-9-02     Added Picacho peak hike.

2-3-02     Added pictures to HardingParia, and Solder Pass hikes.

2-2-02     Updated Spring 2002 basketball schedule.

1-26-02   Added Wind Cave hike.

1-20-02   Added Squaw Peak hike.

1-13-02   Added Paria Canyon and Mount Eldon hikes.

1-5-02     Simplified rating system. Added Havasupai and First Water hikes.

1-1-02     Added more pictures as well as Cibecue creekbox canyon, and North Kaibab information. The web counter appears to be working too!

12-30-01     Added content on Wilson Mt. NorthBear CreekSnoopy Rock, andThunder River. Uploaded this site to temporary web page.

12-26-01     Added content on Soap CreekFlat IronCookstoveSoldier Pass, andUpper Antelope Canyon. Added basketball team pictures.

12-25-01     Started work on the new web site!

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I'm not a big fan of lawyers, so I'll make this brief. It isn't our fault if you hurt yourself while hiking one of the adventures on this site. Hiking is about adventure and risk. If you want to be safe all your life, stay home and watch television.

Also, not everything on this site is exact. Things change and these changes may not be reflected. We try our best... but what do you expect for free?

This site is not affiliated in any way with the National Park Service, The Bureau of Land Management, or the State Park Service... although we're big fans of all three.


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To get a feel for the type of people who take hikes like those found on this site, we've provided a quick background of the contributors to this site.


Scott and Karen have lived in Arizona for over 25 years now. Hiking over the weekend always makes for better stories Monday morning at work.


Scott and Karen [Squaw peak]

Vince is a very experienced Arizona hiker. His knowledge of some of the lesser known hikes in Arizona have made for some pretty great adventures.


Vince (VAP) [White Canyon]

Anytime we have a hike ready, you can count on Barry to join us. Barry has hiked the Grand Canyon over a dozen times and considers it his favorite place in Arizona.


Barry [Upper Fish Creek Canyon]

Although Amy lives in Australia, every time she visits Arizona, she's ready for hiking. Who can blame her?


Amy [Australia]