Is Your Favorite Trail One of Arizona's 100 Best?

The Kachina Trail near Flagstaff — now that's a good trail. But is it one of Arizona's 100 best? | John Sirlin

We at Arizona Highways love to hike. There's a whole section of our magazine (and our website) dedicated to hitting the trail.

They love hiking at Arizona State Parks, too, and now, that organization is putting together a list of the 100 best trails in Arizona. And you can help by nominating your favorite hike for what's being called the Arizona Premier Trails System.

"This is not going to be just another best trails list," says Sue Black, the executive director of Arizona State Parks, in a news release. "Arizona Premier Trails will set a new standard by recognizing the most exceptional trails throughout the state."

The group behind the new system is the Arizona State Committee on Trails (ASCOT), and that group is seeking public input on which trails will make the list. Individuals, clubs, organizations and communities can participate. To nominate your favorite trail and learn more about the list, go to

The list will be unveiled in 2017, Arizona State Parks says, and will include hiking, biking and equestrian trails, along with river and riparian routes.

We hope you'll participate, but also, let us know in the comments: What's your favorite trail in Arizona?


Please include trails in your list that are accessible to everyone. People with mobility impairments need nature and exercise too! Accessible trails are rare and not always easy to find.

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