Hiking And Biking in Tempe
Hit the trails and experience nature up close
Tempe is in the heart of the metropolitan Phoenix area, which means that it’s also in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Exploring the desert on a hiking or biking trail, seeing cactus up close and enjoying the Arizona sunshine is a quick jaunt from any Tempe hotel. Here’s where you’ll find some of the most popular trails in and around Tempe.
Take a Hike in Tempe
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Hiking and biking trails
With a quick jaunt to the top of “A” Mountain, also known as Hayden Butte, in Downtown Tempe, hikers are rewarded with views of the lake, ASU and rock drawings left hundreds of years ago by ancient people.
Mill Ave. and Third St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
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Camelback Mountain Cholla Trail
Cholla Trail is located along the ridge of Camelback Mountain, the highest point in the Phoenix Mountain at 2,704 ft. Hikers experience a steady 1.6 mile climb with a fairly exposed section of ridge hiking towards the top.
6131 E. Cholla Ln.
Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253
Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area
5700 N. Echo Canyon Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ, 85018
City of Tempe Bicycle Paths
Tempe boasts 175 miles of bikeways, including bike lanes, desert trails and canal paths. Ride around Tempe Town Lake, down Mill Avenue or in Papago Park. The League of American Bicyclists has designated Tempe as a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community.
This desert preserve features nearly 10 miles of hiking and biking trails throughout 1,500 acres. It is also home to several attractions and museums.
1000 N. College Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
5994 E. Squaw Peak Dr.
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
South Mountain Park and Preserve
At more than 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park and Preserve is one of the largest municipal parks in the country. The park includes 51 miles of scenic desert trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking leading to breathtaking views. Trails can be found at 48th Street and Guadalupe or from Central Avenue.
48th St. and Guadalupe Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Tempe E-Bike Tours
Looking for a fun way to see all of Tempe? Try our guided and self-guided e-bike tours to explore all around Tempe. Come and join us to experience an e-bike adventure. Open for “meet & ride” for private groups.
The Bicycle Cellar
Bicycle Cellar is Downtown Tempe’s Urban Bike Shop & Commuter Support facility! We offer full-service repair, new bikes, accessories and rentals. We also offer secure bike parking, showers, lockers and towel service for commuters (membership required). Open daily!
200 E. 5th St. Ste. #105
Tempe, AZ 85281
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