My preference are the hiking trails in the NW Valley, specifically Westwing Mountain. Both Westwing and Sunrise mountain trails are maintained by the City of Peoria and because of their location are still not overly used. They are really beautifully located and I would recommend them for sure (just dont tell your friends!)
Mountain Bikers cover more territory. We also see more Real Estate.
Hikers see less Real Estate but they see more of the desert.
3 days a week on the trail and more when I find the time. The more I ride the same trail, the more of the desert I see.
Have a great hike!! Hydrate...Bob Thomas
As much as I can during the "hiking season"! With the huge selection of hikes, the variety of terrain and distances is wonderful! For Ahwatukee residents, it's like having a huge "playground" in your own back yard! And the peace & quite of "Hidden Valley" is amazing! You can't even tell that their is a major city on the other side of the mountain! Yipee...be on the trail in 5 minutes....but it feels like you drove 2 hours to get there! Hands down,the BEST hiking in the "city"! Visit my website, http://www.RealEstateByJennifer.com for more details about Ahwatukee communities!
There are actually several mountains to hike here in the Phoenix area--Squaw Peak, Camelback Mountain, and South Mountain are the larger, more popular ones. You can hike South Mountain often. Camelback is a killer of a hike!