Hiker at the summit of Piestewa PeakVisit Phoenix to explore more than 33,000 acres of Sonoran Desert preserves, 7,300 acres of desert parks and 180 miles of trails.  Parking areas for most preserve areas are open daily from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check area pages for specific hours. All preserve trails (South Mountain, North Mountain, Piestewa Peak and the Sonoran Preserve) are open until 11 p.m. Hours for trails in desert parks (Camelback Mountain and Papago) vary.

Check out this video chronicle of hiking South Mountain Park to get a great picture of the wonders of the Phoenix desert preserve system. 

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Deem Hills Recreation Area

Hole in the Rock in Papago ParkLookout and Shadow Mountain

North Mountain/Shaw Butte

Papago Park

Piestewa Peak/Dreamy Draw

Reach 11 Recreation Area

Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area

Sonoran Preserve

South Mountain Park/Preserves

Camelback Mountain

Camp Colley

North Mountain Visitor Center

South Mountain Environmental Education Center