I’m focusing on hikes near Phoenix for now, because it’s actually a pretty underrated outdoors destination. You just have to be clever in beating the heat! Check out these resources to find out how.

15 Must-Do Hikes near Phoenix, Arizona – Highlight hikes within an easy drive of Phoenix. By Jesse Weber for Outdoor Project

In the Valley of the Sun: Best Hikes near Phoenix, Arizona – This is a cool resource with maps for each trail that you can easily follow with the phone app. Similar info to above link but with a few different trails covered. By Jesse Weber for FATMAP.

How to Beat the Heat on Phoenix Trails this Summer – A pretty basic but helpful article by a Phoenix local. Most of these tips are common sense but there’s also some clever ones that you might not think of. Check it out. Blog by Hike Phoenix.