Thunderbird Conservation Park, Glendale

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  • Thunderbird Park is a large natural desert urban park with several trails and trail loops. Study the route you plan and if hiking alone how you will get back to your vehicle. Most of the trails are mo...  more »
  • Thunderbird Park offers a choice of several mountains and numerous trails and can accommodate all experience levels of hikers. The view from the top of any of the mountains is spectacular. Easy to get...  more »
  • If you want a quick hike without a long drive,Thunderbird Conservation Park is a good choice. There are many trails to chose from. I have done a couple of the short hikes up to the peak. There is a lo...  more »
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  • Plenty of free parking. Great for a quick get away to get your hiking fix. Round trip should only take 30-45 minutes (depending on your health and what shape you're in). I rate the difficulty moderate. Dog friendly but beware of coyotes. I have seen coyotes and owls on this trail. No bathrooms. Great views. Take water and good hiking boots.
  • Arrowhead trail - moderately difficult done counterclockwise. Fairly steep and very rocky terrain. 2.3 miles round-trip. Wear appropriate hiking shoes.
  • I have been hiking these trails for many many years! Great we'll maintained trails, easy to moderately hard. So many trails to choose from. Lots if ramadas to BBQ.
  • I go hiking here all the time, and I love it !! There are 3 different mountains to choose from so you have choices you can either do 1 or all 3 if you are feeling up to it . I go in the early morning not to many people but still it is a well known park so it can get busy. Family and pet friendly I take all of my kids and they love it every time !
  • Want to tell people you hiked in Arizona, but don't feel like hanging off the side of a cliff or working too hard? Thunderbird is perfect for the novice hiker. This is a nice uphill walk that you can call a hike. You feel good about yourself until a toddler goes running by you on the way up. There's a nice view from the top and it's a good way to get away from craziness for an hour or so. Pro-tip: Remember where you parked. I almost had to call Thunderbird my new home after losing my car for a few minutes (but what seemed like days). I was minutes away from starting my shelter and rubbing some sticks together (as if I knew how to start a fire).

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