Summer might be in full swing in Arizona, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the great outdoors. These easy hikes around Phoenix are perfect year-round, and even manageable in the summer heat.\nThe best way to enjoy these hikes is in the early morning before the temperatures soar, arriving at trails between 5:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. is recommended to get the most out of your climb.\nEditor's Choice: Netflix Totally Transformed Hamilton Ontario To Film 'Umbrella Academy' (VIDEO)\nEven better, the sun is just starting to rise around then, so you get to enjoy all the gorgeous pinks and reds of the sunrise in the mountains. Uh, yes, please.\nBe sure to take plenty of water and appropriate shoes to be safe and have the best hiking experience possible! Don't forget to have a full phone or camera battery, because we promise there will be some serious photo opportunities.\nMerkle Trail\nDifficulty: Easy\nLength: 1-mile roundtrip\nLocation: Usery Mountain Regional Park, Mesa, AZ\nWhy You Need To Go: Soak in gorgeous views of the Superstition Mountains plus tons of cacti along this easy trail.\nView this post on Instagram Did you know that the saguaro’s scientific name, Carnegiea gigantic, is actually in honor of Andrew Carnegie, whose Carnegie Institution established the Desert Botanical Laboratory in Tucson, Az?? Pittsburgh will continue to follow me everywhere I guess 🌵 A post shared by @ carlicardillo on Aug 8, 2020 at 1:44pm PDT\nWebsite\nPima East Loop\nDifficulty: Easy\nLength: 2.2-mile loop\nLocation: South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ\nWhy You Need To Go: This loop takes you through the mountains without getting too sweaty while doing it!\nView this post on Instagram “Shine like the whole universe is yours”- Rumi ✨🌟✨ #arizona🌵 #southmountain #naturequeen #adventureisoutthere #arizonasunsets #explorearizona #arizonabeauty #adventureexplorer #arizona #explore #desertvibes #hikearizona #naturelover A post shared by 𝗕𝗿𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻☺️ (@brewarren18) on Aug 12, 2020 at 2:27pm PDT\nWebsite\nBig Butte Loop Trail\nDifficulty: Easy\nLength: 2.2 Miles\nLocation: Tempe, AZ\nWhy You Need To Go: Take in views of some super cool rock formations on this easy hike.\nView this post on Instagram Friday morning hikes with my dood. ☀️ A post shared by Claudia (Cloudy-ah) (@claudiarupcich) on Jul 17, 2020 at 8:56am PDT\nWebsite\nPinnacle Peak\nDifficulty: Easy/Moderate\nLength: 1.75 Miles Each Way\nLocation: 26802 N. 102nd Way., Scottsdale, AZ\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll get to see the whole Valley on your way down!\nView this post on Instagram home sweet AZ A post shared by NIKKI CLARK (@nikkiclarrk) on Apr 13, 2020 at 7:33pm PDT\nWebsite\nMaxine Lakin Nature Trail\nDifficulty: Easy\nLength: 1.2 Miles Each Way\nLocation: 9901 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ\nWhy You Need To Go: This easy trail winds through the mountains and is pet-friendly!\nView this post on Instagram Linda mañana desde el North Mountain Park, Phoenix. . . . . #Hiking #subirelcerro #caminata #phoenix #demañana #cieloazul #bluesky #northmountainpark #phoenixhiking #cityscapes A post shared by Carlos C. H. (@charbill) on Jul 19, 2020 at 7:24am PDT\nWebsite\nApache Wash Loop\nDifficulty: Easy/Moderate\nLength: 5.6-mile loop\nLocation: 1600 E. Sonoran Desert Dr., Phoenix, AZ\nWhy You Need To Go: This hike has stunning views of the surrounding mountains, plus tons of cool cacti and flowers.\nView this post on Instagram What's a #hike in the #desert without a #saguaro #arizona🌵 #hiking A post shared by Rusty Ward (@rustyw20) on Aug 1, 2020 at 9:41am PDT\nWebsite\nFill up those water bottles and set the alarm to get outside and enjoy these spectacular hikes!\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.