Jasper Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Yuma, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
This hike is a little misleading. First if you use the directions on the Alltrails site go up S. Avenue 15th E until you reach 48th St. Immediately to your left is a large dirt area to park. You can walk a number of roads that you can see from the parking area. They are used by hikers and ATV's. These roads area a nice easy rolling hills walk and good for the entire family and pets. However, as Katherine said in here review these roads lead up to the trail head of the Jester Trail. Jester Trail is a well marked trail winding up the mountain to where you will find a USA flag. This trail would not be classified as easy but in my opinion Moderate. Although we had a 4 wheel drive vehicle we walked to 2 miles to the Jester Trail Head. It was a great hike. And as said in the review above you can take any dirt road at the forks and they will all end up at the Trail Head. Enjoy your hike.
This is a review for the Jester's Peak, Jasper Peak Trail- how to get to the summit trail and find the trail head as there are not clear instructions. From the foothills blvd exit, go to avenue 15E, then turn right and continue on that road past the right turn for the new Ravines development. Once you are past it, start looking on your left for a dirt road, it should be the first one when the no trespassing signs end. Do NOT reach the gate at the end of the road and do not turn on the dirt road near the campers as that means you have gone to far. Make sure you are in a 4 wheel drive vehicle if you are planning to navigate this road. If you do not have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, WALK! It is about 2 miles from 15E to the trailhead brown marker box. About a mile down the road, you will reach an intersection, it doesn't matter which turn you take as they will both lead you to the trailhead. Continue on the now 100% 4 wheel drive road. You will reach the trailhead and semi- parking lot in another mile. Once you are at the trailhead, park and walk to the trailhead which is a sharp left. The trail is clear for the first mile and then begins to cut over rocks. There are some markers but as you near the American flag at the top, they fade away and some scrambling is involved. I do not recommend this hike for young children or pets or for those who are not avid hikers and can not circumnavigate the trail. Also, be careful where you step and put your hands while you are scrambling as I accidentally put my hand in a cactus. Overall, this is the most beautiful trail in Yuma and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants the challenge and doesn't want to meet a lot of people. It is about 4-5 miles round trip from the trailhead. Great trail!
Great hike for kids and the family dog.
Lived here in the winters in the early 90's...