Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Apache Junction, AZ

There are 2 dog friendly hiking trails in Apache Junction. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Apache Junction.

Pet Friendly Lost Dutchman State Park
Lost Dutchman State Park With a variety of trails to choose from, several of which lead into the Superstition Wilderness, you and your pup will find plenty of hiking trails to enjoy at Lost Dutchman State Park. Some of the guided hikes also permit dogs to join the fun. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Siphon Draw Trail
Siphon Draw Trail Located in Lost Dutchman State Park, Siphon Draw Trail is dog-friendly! The scenic trek is four miles, round-trip. It winds up into a canyon known as Siphon Draw. Dog owners must keep their pets on a leash for the entirety of their hike and must clean up after them. The trail is very rocky, so dog owners are advised to stop often to check their pet's paws. They are also advised to know their pet's hiking history and end their hike at the basin, not the very top of Flatiron. Owners should bring along extra water for Fido! Check out the Park's official website for more information on safely exploring Siphon Draw Trail. See Details
Lost Dog Wash Trailhead The Lost Dog Wash trail in Scottsdale, Arizona is a great choice for families, beginners, or more experienced hikers. There are many different options of trails for all different skill and fitness levels, so that you can pick the hike that works best for you and your dog. At the longest, the trail is just under five miles long with only a 350 foot elevation change. This hike has plenty of options that are easy enough for children, including several short educational nature trails. Trails are clearly marked and the trailhead has plenty of parking, as well as restrooms and water fountains. Make sure to bring plenty of water both for yourself and for Fido. There is no shade, so it gets very hot. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Tom's Thumb Trailhead Take a hike with your dog to Tom’s Thumb in Scottsdale, Arizona. There are a variety of trails for different skill levels, but the hardest of the trails is moderate to difficult. Most hikers agree that the first mile of the trail is the most difficult, and the paths can be a bit slippery. While hiking, you may see all sorts of wildlife, but watch out for rattlesnakes! To avoid the crowds and extreme desert heat, try to get there in the early morning. The trailhead has parking and restrooms, but no water, so make sure to pack plenty of water for both you and Fido. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Marcus Landslide Trail Take your dog to Marcus Landslide Trail to enjoy sweeping views of the Sonoran Valley on an easy hike. This is the second largest landslide in Arizona and as a result, there are incredible rock formations, many of which are marked by educational signs explaining their geological significance. The trail is just under four miles long, including an optional .7 mile loop, with only a 300 foot elevation gain. Come in spring to see the wildflowers bloom. Make sure to bring plenty of water for both yourself and for Fido, as there is no shade and no water at the trailhead. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
McDowell Mountain Regional Park McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers over 40-miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails. Park Trails range in length from 0.5-miles to 15.3-miles and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Those looking for an easy hike should try the North Trail at 3.1-miles. Those looking for a good workout for themselves or their dogs should try the Pemberton at 15.3-miles. All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. Be sure to bring plenty of water for both you and Fido. See Details
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch along to this natural space for a hike on one of the winding loop trails. The pathways give you the opportunity to witness animals in their natural habitat. Keep dogs on a maximum of a six foot leash at all times to ensure they don't approach wildlife. Don't forget to clean up any mess left behind to preserve the cleanliness of the area. See Details