In honor of National Trails Day on June 4th, we’ve rounded up our favorite hiking trails in Frontdesk cities. Hiking is a great way to get outdoors and explore new cities you travel to or find a new appreciation for the city you live in. National Trails Day is a great excuse to bring your family and friends along for a hike and experience the benefits of the great outdoors together!
Camelback Mountain- Phoenix, AZ
Arizona is known for its beautiful desert scenery and rocky terrain. You can’t visit Phoenix without spending time outdoors, challenging yourself against nature! Located just 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain is one of Phoenix’s best hikes and most popular attractions. The 2 different trails to the top both lead to 360-degree views of the city.
Trading Post Trail- Denver, CO
This short, 1.4-mile loop is just 25 minutes from downtown Denver and is considered an easy hike accessible for the whole family! The trail loops around Colorado’s Red Rocks Park and famous amphitheater and takes you around 10 of the park’s giant red rock formations.
Mount Bonnell- Austin, TX
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Take a hike up Mount Bonnell for the best views of Austin! This short hike is one of the highest points in Austin at 781 feet. The trail is free to access and even offers free parking!
Crowders Mountain- Charlotte, NC
A short 45 minute drive from Charlotte brings you to Crowders Mountain State Park. The park offers two peaks- The Pinnacle and Crowders Mountain. The park offers several trails ranging from moderate to hard but the views are worth it!
Tucson Mountain Park- Tucson, AZ
These 360 views are just a short 15-minute drive from our Tucson suites! Tucson Mountain Park offers approximatley 62 miles of non-motorized trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Rocky River Reservation- Cleveland, OH
This scenic park encompasses over 5,600 acres and 9 easy hiking trails that are fun for the whole family! The Rocky River Reservation trails are the perfect place near Cleveland to hike, run, and see wildlife.
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Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve- Milwaukee, WI
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Only 30 minutes from Frontdesk Milwaukee stays, Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve offers the best views of Lake Michigan. This 73-acre park offers plenty of hiking trails, boardwalks through the wetlands, and stairways down to walk along the lake shoreline.