Emily Schmidt, Author at PHOENIX magazine - Page 2 of 2


With the weather cooling down and the one-year pandemic anniversary coming up, many people are spending time outdoors whenever possible. Hiking is the perfect way to get exercise and fresh air, but the Valley’s most popular trails are becoming quite crowded. For a safer and quieter experience, check out these less frequented hiking trails. Shadow Mountain Trail A 2.6-mile loop around Phoenix Mountain Preserve, this moderate trail reaches an elevation of 426 feet. It offers...


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