Hikes In Arizona You Need To Do To Explore Wildflowers

Hikes In Arizona You Need To Do To Explore Wildflowers

“You belong among the wildflowers, you belong somewhere close to me, far away from your trouble and worry, you belong somewhere you feel free,” were lyrics that Tom Petty sang in one of his songs. It resonates so much to me during the period of time when the wildflowers are blossoming and when you dream of frolicking among vivid wildflowers, there are actually awesome hikes to take on in Arizona to witness these beauties. These hikes will make you feel like you truly belong somewhere that you feel free!

During the months of mid-March to even up to mid-June (the higher the elevation, the later the time they bloom), expect to see these desert wildflowers bloom in their alluring forms. They’re incredible to admire if you enjoy hiking through Arizona’s nature. When these beauties bloom, you’ll be reminded of how amazing spring can be in this state. It’s also actually the most beautiful time of the year except stay cautious during this time too as rattlesnakes are more likely to make themselves known in warmer weather.

While doing my 52 Hike Challenge, I was able to do a couple of hikes that presented me with wildflowers in my presence. They’re located along the trails or are located before you enter your hike. They add a nice touch to your sightseeing adventures on a hike and they’re phenomenal props to be photographed by. Also, don’t just expect to just see the well-known yellow desert wildflowers because you’ll also most likely see a variety of other colorful wildflowers. Some of these flowers you might see are Poppies, Hairyseed Bahia, Cactus Apple, Creosote Bush, just to name a few.

Thanks to AllTrails for the information gathered here and helping me do these hikes. Here are some of the best hikes to do to get an up-close experience of wildflowers:

1. Westwing Mountain Loop Trail at Westwing Park

Distance: 4.0 miles
Elevation Gain: 872 feet
Route Type: Loop
Level: Moderate
Location: Peoria, AZ

2. Rainbow Valley North Loop Trail at Estrella Mountain Regional Park

Distance: 5.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 383 feet
Route Type: Loop
Level: Easy
Location: Goodyear, AZ

3. Black Rock Loop Trail at White Tank Mountain Regional Park

Distance: 1.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 91 feet
Route Type: Loop
Level: Easy
Location: Surprise, AZ

4. Yavapai Point Trail at Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Distance: 3.0 miles
Elevation Gain: 449 feet
Route Type: Out and back
Level: Moderate
Location: Peoria, AZ
Find out here why this is one of my favorite hikes in the state.

5. Marcus Landslide Trail at McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Distance: 4.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 518 feet
Route Type: Out and back
Level: Moderate
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Check out the history of this cool hike on my post here! (Also I’d consider this trail to be the BEST hike to see wildflowers.)

6. Treasure Loop Trail at Lost Dutchman State Park

Distance: 2.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 534 feet
Route Type: Loop
Level: Moderate
Location: Apache Junction, AZ

7. Gateway Loop Trail at McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Distance: 4.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 715 feet
Route Type: Loop
Level: Moderate
Location: Scottsdale, AZ


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