4.1 Miles

131 feet


B- Views

Apache Wash Loop Hike Overview

The Apache Wash Loop hike is full of huge trees. If you are craving a hike with big trees, give this one a go! It’s easy and you will feel great after looking at all those trees.

Map & Elevation Profile

Total distance: 4.11 mi
Max elevation: 1829 ft
Min elevation: 1698 ft
Total time: 01:11:37

Map for the Apache Wash Loop Hike

There is a map at the trailhead that you can take a photo of and you can find a pdf here.


Put in “Apache Wash trailhead” into the Google maps machine. There is a huge parking area that is free!

Apache Wash Loop Hike Trail Notes

This hike feels different than other hikes closeby because of the wash and the trees. You will cross the wash several times and walk alongside it for a majority of the loop. The whole loop is big (15 miles) and probably a great option for mountain bikes.

The star of this trail is all the trees. People who think there aren’t any hikes with trees in Phoenix haven’t hiked here! And the trees are big (they aren’t Pacific Northwest big trees, but still pretty big!). There is also a huge variety of cholla here. On the drive in there is a huge stand of Chain Fruit cholla. At the trailhead, you will find a Teddy Bear cholla stand. Along the wash, we noticed a bunch of Pencil and Buckhorn cholla as well!

Compared to the other hikes around here the mountain views aren’t great because of the trees or lower elevation. That’s the reason for the B- rating on the views.

Overall it was a nice change of scenery and will give you a nice sense of accomplishment after you finish!

So, is the Apache Wash Loop hike worth it?

Looking for a hike with a lot of trees? This one is perfect then! Plus in some areas, you will get huge expansive mountain views and feel great afterward!

Other hikes close by

Check out the map for options to make a hike that’s right for you and don’t forget to check out my description of the Sidewinder Trail Hike and the Ridgeline Trail Hike.

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