Black Mesa Loop Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews
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Black Mesa Loop Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tortilla Flat, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.9 miles 1138 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 days ago

5 hours going counter-clockwise. Beautiful views on an overcast cool day. Loose rocks on some of the trail can be a bit treacherous; sturdy hikers and plenty of water is a must. Lots of various Weavers Needle poses throughout hike.

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2 months ago

Great hike. Went counter clock wise and enjoyed views of Weaver's Needle. The terrain was very diverse from wash bottoms to side slopes. Veiws were stunning.

3 months ago

Loved this trail...
Beautiful scenery of the classic desert southwest...
Took us 7hrs to complete, but we made plenty of stops for picture taking...

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3 months ago

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9 months ago

Great trial but I clocked 10.7 miles not 9.3

walking
10 months ago

The hike was great. Beautiful views and fairly easy to hike. My Apple Watch and phone calculated 11.9 miles and it took is 4:50 minutes to complete. We took one 5 min break.

hiking
11 months ago

First 5 miles was dry then had drizzle. With 6 others. 9 mile loop in Superstition Wilderness.

hiking
1 year ago

This hike was good. Semi-arid scenery and loved the reddish-brown rocks as the light changed on them. Went clockwise, lots of good views of the Needles.

hiking
1 year ago

Rated Hard, but it's not hard, it's moderate, many would even say it's easy, it's just long. Take snacks or lunch and plenty of fluids. You'll need some route finding skills on the transition from 140 to 241, download the map then you'll have no problems. Prettier if you do it clockwise as you'll have all the great views of the needle in front of you, not behind. closer to 9 miles than 8.2 according to my GPS. Take second water trail (236) to Black Mesa Trail (241) to First water trail (104), for a clockwise trip. Took me just under four hours with no stops, hiking solo.

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1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Nice hike. Not to difficult, just a little long (9 miles). Hiked the loop clockwise. Saw a Gila monster and two Diamond Back rattlesnakes. Several excellent views of Weavers Needle.

hiking
2 years ago

Fantastic hike, the only one we have rated a 5 so far. A wide variety of terrain, plant & elevation changes that make this hike beautiful and leaves you wondering whats around the next corner. The best part, unlike most hikes we have taken in the Phoenix area, is the solitude and lack of civilization experienced. It.s rated as strenuous, but I disagree. Maybe long for some , but not hard.