Unified Hiking

Welcome to Special Olympics Arizona's Unified Hiking!

When you think of Arizona, I bet most of you picture cacti, tumbleweeds, and 100+ degree weather. What you should picture is a multitude of wide open spaces, dramatic landscapes, and hiking trails suitable for all skill levels! What’s great about hiking is that you can do it practically anywhere, with minimal gear and no cost! Every couple of months, Special Olympics Arizona will be releasing a new trail to get you outdoors and moving-all over the state! We will be hosting various hiking events throughout the state. Check back to see new trails! Are you an avid hiker in Arizona? Tag us in your hiking photos @specialolympicsarizona #unifiedhiking


Gianna Zola
Health Programs Coordinator
Direct: 602.476.0853

Interested in becoming more involved with Unified Hiking? Check out our Unified Hiking Advisory Committee!

The goal of the Unified Hiking Advisory Committee (UHAC) is to assure that Special Olympics Arizona utilizes Arizona’s natural beauty and resources to provide opportunities for SOAZ athletes and supporters to continue living healthy, active lifestyles. The Unified Hiking Advisory Committee oversees Special Olympics Unified Hiking program and initiatives. Made up of parks and recreation staff, rangers, educators, overall outdoor enthusiasts, and volunteers, the UHAC helps to create and promote overall outdoor health and wellness activities, programs, and outdoor resources including safety and health information.


The UHAC is made of three focuses that collaborate to fulfill the goals of the SOAZ Unified Hiking Program. The focuses include:


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