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The Tonto National Forest, Arizona, embraces almost 3 million acres of rugged and spectacularly beautiful country, ranging from Saguaro cactus-studded desert to pine-forested mountains beneath the Mogollon Rim. This variety in vegetation and range in altitude (from 1,300 to 7,900 feet) offers outstanding recreational opportunities throughout the year, whether it's lake beaches or cool pine forest. As the fifth largest forest in the United States, the Tonto National Forest is one of the most-visited “urban” forests in the U.S. (approximately 5.8 million visitors annually). Its boundaries are Phoenix to the south, the Mogollon Rim to the north and the San Carlos and Fort Apache Indian reservations to the east.

Love this trail!!! Good place to start if you're wanting to get back into hiking!!!

2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

great hike for all.

off road driving
2 days ago

Moderate trail. 2 or 3 sharp turns which makes visibility difficult. Stock SUV is more than capable (take it easy of course). There are some trails that lead off the main trail (did not venture). There is enough open area at the end to make great camp site.

trail running
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Easy hike Trails very well marked. perfect hike for kids.

Awesome ! Must hike early in the summer ✌

hiking
4 days ago

Not a bad hike on the service road down and back. Nice views and stopped over looking the river and had some lunch. I suppose you can 4x4 down this trail most of the way. Did see a red tailed hawk fly through the river valley. Quiet.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice walk! Great for pictures and fun with the dog!!

Nice walk!!!

Great to do after work in the afternoon for some quick cardio,

hiking
5 days ago

It was wet, so the drive up and out on the dirt road was muddy, and we were glad to have a vehicle that could handle it. The hike itself had some elevation, but nothing too rough. Fog obstructed the views on the way up, but ithad cleared out by the hike down. We saw beautiful trees, some still damaged by fire. We also found a spring or run-off creating a neat little trickle of water next to the trail. No wildlife sightings, but they might have been hiding because of the weather.

Good walking. Had rained several days prior and the trail had many little ponds and streams throughout. Would highly suggest waterproof footwear. Otherwise great trail not very hard and didn't see a soul out there.