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    192 m
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    6.0 km
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    Usery Mountain Hike


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    The Usery Mountain hike is a fun, scenic adventure in the Tonto National Forest that sees moderate traffic. This route provides good views without requiring much elevation gain since it just takes you to the base of the mountain. It’s a very pretty trip that might still feel like a workout, but it’s suitable for strong beginners and active families. Bring plenty of water on this hike.

    Route Description for Usery Mountain Hike

    The Usery Mountain Trail takes you through a scenic rocky desert area to the base of Usery Mountain. It’s a very pretty hike that provides just enough of a workout without being too difficult for newer hikers. You can continue up Usery Mountain if you want a bit more of an adventure, but this hike as it is is a rewarding trip.

    Bring plenty of water on this trail. It can be very, very hot in this area, and we don’t recommend this hike when the temperatures soar. Come with a hat and sunscreen and hike early in the morning to mitigate the heat. Finally, watch for mountain bikers and share the trail.

    From the trailhead, you’ll need to cross the road to the other side. Watch for traffic! When you encounter the fork, keep left, then go straight through the next junction. Begin a consistent but manageable climb up to the base of Usery Mountain. After a final set of switchbacks, the trail terminates at a T-junction. From here, turn back and retrace your steps.

    Getting to the Usery Mountain Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Usery Mountain Trail is on N Usery Pass Road.

    Route Information

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      Yes - On Leash

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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