Trails Program

December Trail of the Month

Sophie’s Flat Trail – Trail #A
Trail Length:7.1 Miles
Elevation: 3,664 ft. Red Top & 3,064 ft. Creighton
Difficulty: Moderate
Directions: U.S. 60 to El Reco & Constellation, 3.2 mi. to Blue Tank Rd., 1-1/4 mi. to TH. Map
Nearby Communities: Historic Wickenburg
Land Manager:Bureau of Land Management, 602-580-5530. For more information visit  

Trail Description:
This trail meanders through classic Sonoran desert landscape, including stands of ocotillo, saguaro, cholla and other cactus varieties. Dramatic scenic desert and mountain vistas are visible in all directions.

This is the poster child of the Sonoran desert – all of the desert flora, scenic washes, and Red Top and Creighton peaks.

Points of Interest:
Red Top and Creighton peaks

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 (ASCOT) would like to feature a Trail of the Month on the Arizona State Parks webpage. Download the Trail of the Month Nomination Form (PDF Document 121 KB PDF)

Experiece Previous Trails of the Month

November 2015 Trail of the Month
September 2015 Trail of the Month
August 2015 Trail of the Month
July 2015 Trail of the Month

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.


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
23751 N. 23rd Ave., #190
Phoenix, AZ 85085

(602) 542-7116

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