The A-List appears on abc15.com the first Friday of every month. Each month we feature the Valley's Best in food and entertainment, voted solely by our ABC15 viewers on the ABC15 Arizona Facebook page.
The A-List appears on abc15.com the first Friday of every month. Each month we feature the Valley's Best in food and entertainment, voted solely by our ABC15 viewers on the ABC15 Arizona Facebook page .
#1: Camelback Mountain is best known for it's challenging hiking trails, such as Echo Canyon. The 1.3 mile trail has a lot of near-verticle climbs over boulders and rocks. The trail went through a big renovation in 2013. Website: Camelback Mountain
#2: Piestawa Peak is within the Phoenix Recreation Mountain Area. The area features several trails that range from easy to challenging. At the summit, the trails provide spectacular views of the Valley. Website: Piestawa
#3 South Mountain has over 50 trails making up more than 1,600 acres of trails perfect for hiking, jogging, horseback riding and mountain biking. The nature trails feature beautiful views of the Valley's sunrises and sunsets. Website: South Mountain
#4 Scottsdale's Pinnacle Peak is a 1.75 mile (each way) gradual climb to the summit. Hikers will see beautiful views of the Valley's metro area and landscape. Rock climbing is allowed is certain parks of the mountain. Website: Pinnacle Peak
#5 The Superstition Mountains (Lost Dutchman State Park) is located about 40 miles east of Phoenix. It features hiking trails, nature trails and campgrounds. ABC15 viewers recommend the Dutchman Trail. Website: Lost Dutchman
#6 Superstition Mountains (Peralta Trail) is a 6.2 mile hike through the Superstition Wildnerness and features georgeous views of Arizona's wildlife and plant life. This challenging hike connects through other trail heads such as the Dutchman Trail.
#7 Usery Mountain Regional Park has over 20 trails and consists of 3,648 acres of the Goldfield Mountains. Trails range from hiking only to shared use (mountain bikes, jogging). ABC15 viewers recommended the Wind Cave trail. Website: Usery
#8 White Tank Mountain Regional Park features 25 miles of shared-use trails ranging from .09 miles to 7.9 miles long. They even have a 2.5 mile pedestrian-only trail. Trails range from easy to challening. Website: White Tank trials
#9 North Mountain (Shaw Butte trail) once served as a campground for families. Hikers may see closed mining shafts and pits along their hikes, an ode to the state's copper mining history. Website: North Mountain
#10: San Tan Regional Mountain features 8 trails and 10,000 acres of vegetation and Arizona wildlife. The elevation ranges from 1,400 feet to 2,500 feet. Trains range from easy to hard. Website: San Tan