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.
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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.
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.
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).
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.
5-9-10 Added Red Creek hike.
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).
9-7-09 Added Canyon point rim view trail.
8-15-09 Added Drew Trail hike.
7-26-09 Added New Hance trail.
7-12-09 Added Houston Brothers Trail #171.
6-21-09 Added Secret Mountain trail.
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.
3-8-09 Added Long Canyon hike.
3-1-09 Added Weavers Needle summit.
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.
11-15-08 Added Pueblo Canyon hike.
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.
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.
4-11-08 Added Sunrise Peak hike.
4-5-08 Added Bell Pass trail (accessed from Scottsdale side).
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.
12-15-07 Added map for Peralta canyon hike.
11-20-07 Added Deer Creek hike.
11-11-07 Added Elves Chasm.
11-9-07 Added Phantom Creek hike.
9-30-07 Added Cornucopia-Thicket Spring Loop hike.
9-15-07 Added Sunset trail.
9-2-07 Updated Box canyon.
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.
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.
12-26-06 Added San Tan Mountain Regional Park.
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.
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.
5-1-06 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
9-10-05 Added Other hikes not in Arizona. Added Mt. Scott, Virgin River Narrows,Sand Point Loop, Terrace Mountain, Fairy falls, Mystic 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
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6-25-05 Added Gordon Creek trail.
6-14-05 Updated Basketball
6-5-05 Added Pine Canyon Trail.
6-2-05 Updated Basketball schedule for Summer 2005 season.
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
3-20-05 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.
9-25-04 Updated Basketball scores
9-13-04 Updated Basketball scores
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
5-7-04 Added Poland Creek hike.
5-2-04 Added Woods Canyon 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
12-30-03 Added Ben Avery Trail hike.
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.
10-17-03 Updated incorrect links.
10-13-03 Updated Basketball scores.
7-14-03 Updated Basketball.
7-7-03 Updated Basketball.
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.
11-24-02 Removed Biking stuff from web page. I'll concentrate on hiking. UpdatedBasketball Standings.
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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.
9-11-02 Updated Basketball Standings with Fall Schedule.
8-31-02 Added Chiricahua - Heart of Rocks hike.
7-15-02 Updated Basketball Standings.
7-12-02 Updated Basketball Standings.
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.
5-1-02 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.
3-2-02 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.
2-2-02 Updated Spring 2002 basketball schedule.
1-26-02 Added Wind Cave hike.
1-20-02 Added Squaw Peak hike.
12-25-01 Started work on the new web site!
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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?