Hiking And Biking in Tempe

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

What could be more fun than taking in the desert scenery under blue, sunny skies? Hiking in the Tempe area is must-do for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Bike around Tempe

Tempe is a bike friendly city with plenty of trails and paths to explore

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Hiking and biking trails

360 Adventures

Want to experience the real Arizona? Get outside with 360 Adventures! We create amazing and memorable outdoor experiences with mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking and canyoneering tours. Whether you choose a half-day jaunt multi-day adventure, we’ve got you covered.

Piestewa Peak

Located in the Phoenix Mountain Preserves, Piestewa Peak has numerous trails for hiking and trail running. At 2,610 ft., it’s the second highest point in the Phoenix Mountains, next to Camelback Mountain. Hundreds of residents and visitors hike Piestewa Peak per week because it offers great views and a great workout. Hikes to the peak usually take anywhere from 25-60 minutes, depending on the experience of the hiker.

5994 E. Squaw Peak Dr.
Phoenix, AZ, 85016

(602) 261-8318

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

(602) 262-7393

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

(480) 219-7225

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