Located southwest of Phoenix, the rugged 19,800 acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park has a network of trails ranging from 5 to 30 miles through spectacular mountain scenery. The infrequently traveled trails are refreshing compared to the crowds at South Mountain Park.
To reach the hiking trailhead from Phoenix, head west on US10 to the Estrella Parkway exit (#126). Turn left heading south on Estrella Parkway. After about 5 miles, turn left on Vineyard Avenue for 0.4 miles and then turn right on Casey Abbott Drive into the park. Follow signs to horse corral trailhead.
Overall, Estrella Mountain Park is the 29th most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in Arizona.