Hiking & Walking Trails


Rio Verde is a hiker’s paradise with the three-million-acre Tonto National Forest and 21,000-acre McDowell Mountain Regional Park bordering our community. Rio Verde even has its own trailhead into McDowell. The park’s 70 miles of improved trails is open to hikers, mountain bikers, and horse-back riders. Pick any trail and enjoy towering saguaro cactus, desert flowers, birds, and the occasional large-eared jackrabbit. Tonto National Forest extends from Rio Verde to northern Arizona. The forest is a wilderness, with rugged, unmarked trails and wild horses.  Hike in solitude or with friends, or join the Rio Verde hiking group, which organizes regular, guided hikes throughout the area.

Verdes Hiking Guide - Click Here

Golf Course Walking Trails
The golf course cart paths are open in the mornings before tee times for residents and leashed dogs to walk.