Pack the water bottles, it’s time to hit the trails! With the temps cooling off it is the perfect time to check out these 10 hikes for kids that our friends at AllTrails sent over. You’ll find tons of opportunities to see all the gorgeous flora and fauna of the area, plus everyone will get some exercise. Whether you want to hike around a lake in Laveen, or head to the desert of Mesa, this list has all the options for your next family hike.

photo: Derek Bierd/AllTrails

1. Hawes Ridge Loop

Hawes Ridge Loop is a loop trail located near Mesa, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Jordan Herrick/AllTrails

2. Alvord Lake Loop

Alvord Lake Loop is a lightly trafficked loop trail located near Laveen, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This is an easy cement trail around Alvord Lake. Great for kids, dogs and bird watching.

Distance: 1.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Nora Aguirre/AllTrails

3. New River Trail West

New River Trail West is a lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sun City, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This is a fantastic cycling and walking trail with lots of opportunities to spot wildlife.

Distance: 11.1 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Lindsey Crooks/AllTrails

4. Pima Wash Trail to West Loop

Pima Wash Trail to West Loop is a loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from November until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.7 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Westen W/AllTrails

5. Phoenix Mountain Preserve Nature Loop

Phoenix Mountain Preserve Nature Loop is a moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Westen W/AllTrails

6. Maxine Lakin Nature Trail

Maxine Lakin Nature Trail is a moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.3 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Debbie Lamadrid/AllTrails

7. Crosscut Canal Trail

Crosscut Canal Trail is a moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tempe, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

This is a smooth paved bike trail offering fantastic views between Scottsdale and Phoenix. It's a popular route for riders, walkers and those looking for some quick exercise.

Distance: 18.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: L.V. Yates to Charles Christiansen

8. L.V. Yates to Charles Christiansen

L.V. Yates to Charles Christiansen (Trail #8 to #100) is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Paradise Valley, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running.

Distance: 2.8 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: John P/AllTrails

9. Horseshoe Trail

Horseshoe Trail is a moderately trafficked loop trail located near Goodyear, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

The Horseshoe trail is an easy 2 mile out back trail at Estrella Mountain Regional Park. The trail weaves up and down through several washes. It ends at the rodeo arena. You can go back the way you came or you can make a loop hike by taking the Toothtaker trail and the Baseline trail back. $6 entry fee per car.

Distance: 2.1 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Sandra Walters/AllTrails

10. Desert Breeze Park Loop

Desert Breeze Park Loop is a heavily trafficked loop trail located near Chandler, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1 mile
Difficulty: Easy

Featured photo: Kate Loweth