Those looking for motivation to honor their New Year’s resolution to get in shape are motivated by the area’s numerous hiking spots. Five favorite destinations include
which offers two trails to choose from (Cholla Trail and Echo Canyon Trail), both of which are challenging. Hikers also pick from various trails on with the very strenuous Summit Trail being the most popular. At the route is more moderate, which makes it a favorite with beginner hikers and families. in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve treats hikers to the iconic Tom’s Thumb rock formation, along with small alcoves and caves to explore. And climb Holbert Trail to reach Dobbins Lookout, the mountain’s highest accessible viewpoint. It’s a challenging hike that rewards climbers with one of the best views of downtown Phoenix.