Trails Program

2015 Arizona Trails Plan

Arizona State Parks 2015 Trails PlanWelcome to the Arizona State Trails Program. Arizona State Parks' Trails Program provides a number of benefits for trail users, organizations, and communities.

Provides technical assistance to agencies and orgainzations;
Hosts trail conferences, trainings and education events;
Serves as hub for statewide trail information;
Manages statewide trails and advisory committees (OHVAG and ASCOT);
Conducts statewide trail research, which guides the expenditure of trail grant funds.


September Trail of the Month

AZ Trail, Happy Jack Passage 29National Scenic Trail, Happy Jack Passage #29
Trail Length: 30.7 Miles
Elevation: 6,800 feet (maps available at
Difficulty: Moderate
Directions: Northern Trailhead: Gooseberry Spring Trailhead or accessed from the juction of Highway 87 and FR 138.
GPS Coordinates: 34.82130° N, 111.43177° W
Land Manager: Coconio National Forest, Flagstaff Ranger District, 928-527-3600

AZ Trail, Happy Jack Passage 29Trail Description:
Along this beautiful 30-mile stretch of the Arizona Trail you will be amazed with the views. Plenty of tanks such as Hay Meadow Tank, Hay Meadow Draw Tank, Waldroup Tank and quite a few more. You also pass rough beautiful areas such as Jacks Canyon, Willow Valley, Bargamans Park and you climb to a relatively flat plateau. Water may be found at some of the stock tanks along this route. There is also seasonal water in some of the drainages the trail crosses.

If you pay attention to your surrounds you can find a nice little viewing area amongst one of the many rock filled hillsides that create some awesome viewing and make for great photos. Make sure you have your camera handy and enjoy Arizona!

The Arizona Trail Turns Thirty!

The Arizona Trail is an 800+ mile recreation trail from Mexico to Utah that connects mountain ranges, canyons, deserts, forests, wilderness areas, historic sites, trail systems, points of interest, communities, and people. It serves dayhikers, backpackers, equestrians, mountain bicyclists, trail runners, nature enthusiasts, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and mule and llama packers. The trail can also be described in two other ways; for its features, and for the experience it provides. Learn how you can support the Arizona Trail

Please practice safe Hiking: Plan your trip out, tell a friend when you're leaving/returning, bring plenty of food, water & wear appropriate footwear.


Nominate Your Favorite Trail

Everyone has a favorite trail to hike and Arizona has some of the best hiking trails in the world -
from Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon to the National Scenic Arizona Trail and down south to the Guindani Trail at Kartchner Caverns. Each month Arizona State Committee on Trails
would like to feature a Trail of the Month on the Arizona State Parks webpage. Download the Trail of the Month Nomination Form

Explore the different trail categories below

Arizona Trails 2010 Plan

Every five years, the agency prepares a statewide trails plan. The Final version is done and has been released. Learn More

Historic Trails of Arizona

Historic trails have many stories to tell of countless families who endured hardships of early overland travel in search of a better life in Arizona. Learn More

Top Trails

Members of the ASCOT have compiled some of their favorite hikes with vivid trail descriptions. Explore your state by trying out a new hiking trail today. Learn More

State Trails System

The State Trails System promotes quality, non-motorized trails that are of special interest and significance to Arizona's residents and visitors. Learn More

Arizona Trail

The Arizona Trail is an 807 mile scenic trail that crosses Arizona, from Mexico to Utah. It links deserts, mountains, canyons, communities, and people. Learn More

Trails on State Trust Land

State Trust Land is not Public Land. Trust land is different from public land such as parks or National Forests. Learn More

Share the Trail

Understanding shared-use trail etiquette can make hiking, biking, and riding trails more enjoyable for everyone. Learn More

Workshops & Conferences

Trail-related workshops, conferences, and trainings are a great way to learn new skills and develop an understanding of trail system challenges. Learn More

Trail Links & Partners

Website links for online resources including national organizations, state programs, and walking & bicycling partners. Learn More

Trail Grants

Arizona State Parks administers Grant Programs for both non-motorized and motorized trails. Learn More


ASCOT promotes, develops, and preserves non-motorized trails throughout the state for mountain bikers, hikers, equestrians, and water trail users. Learn More

Photography Contest

Trails Photography Contest celebrates the beauty of Arizona and the varied experiences of trails and trail users. See Winners from the 2007 cycle. Learn More
Trail Construction

Helpful resources to help you get started planning either a single trail or a comprehensive trails plan. Learn More

Trails Main Categories

Historic Trails of Arizona
State Trails System
Arizona Trail
Top Trails
Trails on State Trust Land
Share the Trail
Workshops & Conferences
Trail Links & Partners
Trail Grants
ASCOT Photography Contest
Trail Planning & Construction

Contact the Trails Program

Comments or questions please contact:

State Trails Coordinator
1300 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

(602) 542-7116

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