Up north there is the GATEWAY TRAILHEAD which leads right up into the McDowell Mtns - the high desert. It's wonderful dry, rugged, natural hiking.
Don't forget PIESTEWA PEAK and CAMELBACK MTN are very close by in Phoenix.
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If you're into trail running, we have some fantastic hiking trails that will rest your endurance too!
In North Scottsdale, you can start your canal run at Horizon Park, near Frank Lloyd Wright and the 101, and down in Central Scottsdale, you can start your run at Indian Bend Park. If you are looking for some hill work, then consider a run through the neighborhood in McDowell Mountain Ranch or maybe an "around the mountain" run around Mummy Mountain in Paradise Valley.