Arizona has some of the best outdoor adventures in the Country, including the Grand Canyon. Along with some trails that few journey on. Along with some amazing places to visit. Arizona can be a Hiker’s dream with places that have many people, to some that have very few. Most people don’t realize that some of the best hiking and backpacking opportunities are NOT in the Grand Canyon, but other Canyon’s that get little headlines.  Here are some awesome hiking, backpacking, and camping adventures in Arizona, including a number of posts, to help you plan your trip to the Grand Canyon state. 


Of course Arizona can be hiked all year round. But why would you? Let’s avoid the crowds, Trust The Trail recommends hiking or camping in Arizona’s high desert in the Spring and Fall. Arizona can rise to the triple digits in the summer, and those months also happen to draw the largest crowds in areas like the Grand Canyon. National Forest Rangers recommend One Gallon of Water per Person per Day. That’s usually in the Spring and early Fall. Remember, Arizona does NOT get a lot of Rainfall, so water can be scarce in the Summer. Plan and Prepare!

Adventure Trails

Best Hikes in Arizona

Best Swimming Hole in Arizona – The Parson’s Spring Trail

This trail explores one of the most spectacular Canyon areas in the state. Parsons Trail along Sycamore Canyon is a ...
Best Backpacking in Coconino National Forest

The Dogie Trail (116)

If you want a overnight backpacking trip in one of the most remote places near Sedona Arizona, then take a ...
Trust The Trail Podcast Backpacking Trips


As most people flock to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, there is a secret on the other side: ...
Best Outdoor Podcast of 2020

Arizona’s Best Kept Secret: The Sycamore Wilderness Canyon

One of the most remote places Ariane and I have ever gong hiking in. The Sycamore Wilderness Canyon offers a ...

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In 2003 I completed a Thru-Hike on the Appalachian Trail. Since then I have over 12,000 miles underfoot and 20 years of backpacking, and camping experience. Certifications include WFA, WFR, LNT Trainer, and belong to AORE. Have been guiding backpacking trips for over 10 years. The outdoors has taught me one thing. Trusting the Trail! really does provide everything a person needs.

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