Hiking & Trails

Thunderbird Conservation Park Parking Lot Project

The parking lot at 67th Ave. and Patrick Ln will be closed
Monday January 30, 2023 to Friday February 3, 2023. 
Please use the parking lots at 55th Ave. and Pinnacle Peak Rd. 

Project dates subject to change as weather demands. 

We invite you to enjoy the many miles of trails Glendale has to offer. You’ll find this information not only explains where the trails are, but also provides some information about how to safely use them. Enjoy! Download Trails Brochure (PDF)

Know Your Ability and Choose the Right Trail
Every year, more than 200 people have to be rescued while hiking in parks and preserves. Make an informed decision on which trail to hike. Choose a trail that is within your ability and your hike will be more enjoyable. All the trails are rated "Easy" below except for Thunderbird Conservation Park trails, which vary. Visit the Thunderbird Conservation Park's site for details. Click here for the Trail Rating Guide.
Trails Map

With more people discovering the beauty and benefits of trails, they are getting more crowded. With additional users comes the need for guidelines for wise trail use. Such guidelines can enable all trail users to have the enjoyable experience everyone is looking for. Remember, courtesy is contagious and, who knows, you may make a new friend!

Some of the rules and guidelines listed are covered in the Glendale City Park Code. Those that are laws have the code number in parentheses.