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Who are the Experience Arizona Adventurers?

Matt Marine

Matt Marine is an Arizona resident who loves exploring Arizona's wonderful outdoor adventures. To find out more about Matt, click the link below.

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Cat-Dog

Cat-Dog is my faithful trail companion. Her real name is Cammie. Why do I call her Cat-Dog?

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Interns

Amanda Oien

My name is Amanda Oien and I am a senior at the University of Arizona, studying Journalism and Government and Public Policy. I am a desert child, through and through. I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and have never found myself wanting to leave.

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Read the Experience Arizona Disclaimer before attempting any of our adventures. Check with local authorities (FS, BLM, etc.) before heading out on any adventures for updates road conditions, closures, etc.

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Trails and roads listed within this site may be closed at any time by the Forest Service, private property owners or other governmental agencies. It is your responsibility to verify state of trail prior to attempting to run it.

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Hiking Trail Ratings

We rate hiking trails on a scale from 0 to 5 (0 being the easiest, 5 the most difficult). The ratings are based on those with an intermediate experience level and level of fitness.

Rating: 0.5 (Hike in the Park)

Paved paths or dirt roads that are maintained year round. Gentle grades and no obstacles. An easy hike in the park that anyone can enjoy.

Rating: 1.0  (Easy)
This is a wide, dedicated hiking path without any significant obstacles or hills, is relatively short and not scary. Kids can do this without any problems. Example: maintained trails less than a mile long. Example: Camp Rucker.

Rating: 1.5 (Novice)
A fairly wide dirt trail with very few obstacles (ruts, small rocks, tree roots). It can contain some gentle hills and can be up to about three miles long. It does not contain any scary portions. Most kids hike these without breaking a sweat or complaining. Example: Honey Bee Canyon.

Rating: 2.0 (Beginner)
A fairly wide dirt trail with small obstacles (ruts, small rocks, tree roots). It can contain some hills and can be up to about four miles long. It does not contain any scary portions. Most kids can hike these without much complaining. Example: Fort Bowie.

Rating: 2.5 (Learner)
A trail that can have difficult hiking surface (rocks, creek crossings, etc.) Hills can be steep and will have some elevation gain. Some kids will do considerable complaining about the steep hills and length. Example: Thunder Mountain.

Rating: 3.0 (Medium)
A trail that may have difficult hiking surface (rocks, creek crossings, etc.) Hills can be steep and elevation gain considerable (hikers not in the best of shape may need frequent rests). A few “scary” spots where you hike near a cliff edge may be encountered. Some kids will do considerable complaining about the steep hills, length and may be scared in a few sections. Example: Romero Pools trail.

Rating: 3.5 (Challenging)
A long trail (more than six miles) and/or steep grades. Hiking experience is required. May include scary areas which will bother people who are afraid of heights. Many kids will not want to hike these. Example: Templeton.

Rating: 4.0 (Difficult)
A long trail (over ten miles) and/or with steep grades. Advanced hiking and navigating experience may be required. May include scary areas which will bother people who are afraid of heights. Example: Butterfly Trail.

Rating: 4.5 (Advanced)
A long trail (over fifteen miles) with steep grades. Advanced hiking and navigating experience is required. May include scary areas which will bother people who are afraid of heights.

Rating: 5.0 (Extreme)
Insane hiking. Bushwhacking may be required. Extremely long hikes, steep grades, cliffs, etc.

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