Thunderbird Park: H-Trail

#1 of 2 trails in Thunderbird Park
Thunderbird Park: H-Trail is a 2.2 mile loop trail located near Glendale, AZ that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles 272 feet Loop
dogs on leash kid friendly birding hiking mountain biking walking lake wildlife
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H-1: One-Way - 5.0 miles
H-1a: Loop trail - 2.5 miles - 400 foot elevation gain -
H-2: One-Way - 1.35 miles - 385 foot elevation gain (accessed via H-1 trail) - ascends Pinnacle Peak - connects with the H-1 to form a loop
H-3: One-Way - 2.6 miles - 550 foot elevation gain - 1.5 hours est time - connects with the H-1 to form a loop
H-4: One-Way - 1.3 miles - 350 foot elevation gain - .1.5 hours est time - connects with the H-1 via spur trail H-4a or H-4b to form a loop
H-5: One-Way - 0.75 miles

There are a number of "spur trails" that connect the various main trails. Although the trails are described as "Out and Back" or "One-Way" and the distances show that scenario, most people the use this trail network take a combination of trails that form an overall loop. To get one's true distance traveled, a pedometer is needed.

Overall, there are a total of over 20 miles of trails in the network through the Hedgpeth Hills.

Alan Hanson

2 Completed1 Reviews

Nice work out climbing Arrowhead. A little aggressive for those not used to climbing up some very large rocky steps.

Kaci Sulzberger

1 Completed1 Reviews

We are from Indiana and came to visit family in Glendale. It was an enjoyable trail and the view of the mountains/ city was absolutely stunning. We decided to bike most of the way and it was perfect. Will do again!

Terry Granger

4 Completed4 Reviews

Did H-4, then up to the Summit, then back down the Ridgeline to the Coach Whip and back to the parking lot. A little over 2 miles in all, was a spur of the moment Saturday afternoon hike with my wife and Dachshund (Tinkerbell). Very rocky but pleasant hike with great views of the Arrowhead ranch area. Forgot my walking stick, so my knees paid for it.

Helen Humphrey

8 Completed9 Reviews

Great climb and some technical switchbacks. It was decently crowded; however, we did pick New Year's Day to go do this one so that may explain it. I will for sure do this trail again!

Dominic R.

Easy trail nice views and a lot of Christmas trees.

Arivu Arumugam

1 Completed1 Reviews

Helen Humphrey

8 Completed9 Reviews

A pretty standard hike that is typically crowded by all the people in the surrounding neighborhoods looking to get some exercise in. View from the top is pretty.

Rebecca M.

Christie H

18 Completed16 Reviews

Alvin Palmer

30 Completed31 Reviews