Butcher Jones Trail is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa, Arizona that features a lake 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.
dogs on leash
The Day Pass for Tonto National Forest is $8 and needs to be purchased ahead of time. One location that has the passes for sale is the Chevron gas station at the intersection of 87 and McDowell Street.
Pretty easy trail with great views. It's definitely not in Mesa though!
This trail is really narrow. Unfortunately it is crazy busy with people, so you have to stop every few feet to let people pass. Lots of plastic water bottles and various other trash around. I definitely won't be back.
trail was excellent until 2.5 mile mark, then it became dodge and weave around prickly stuff, so we gave up and turned back. great views, rather busy with people on a sunday.
great for hiking with family