Vista Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Vista Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May.

1.1 miles 285 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

The short Vista Trail goes up and over the small peak that the Merkle trail goes around. Some great views are seen from the top.

hiking
10 days ago

Took my pup and had a great time. started out circling the mountain then came across the Vista trail and thought, sure why not.

10 days ago

11 days ago

Tonto National Forest is charging $ 2 per person.
$ 4. For parking.

23 days ago

25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail to practice for more challenging hikes on. The elevation change is pretty decent for the length of the trail. It's about 285 feet up and 285 feet down when you go out and back, as you walk along a ridge. I have been doing this trail twice in preparation for more intense hikes.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely a great trail, wish it was a lot longer tho. Will definitely be going back! Love the scenery

2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

Fun with kids

9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

Great first trail to learn to run up and downhill

hiking
1 year ago

7 year old step daughter really enjoyed the hike and so did I. Great trail for young hikers.

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

have not done this one for a while but.... it was my very first hike at the age of 56 and I love it .I can now run it !

hiking
2 years ago

A great fun family hike. Usery Park has lots of great trails and great stops throughout to chill and have a picnic.

3 years ago

Vista trail is a great hike with my littles (4,2, and 10 months), especially when we need something quick. It is nice to hike over the hills and get a bit of a view, Much more vaired the the flat ground.

hiking
3 years ago

hiking
4 years ago

Small trail which cuts up over a small mountain/hill. A pretty easy hike when walking, so I recommend adding some jogging. Pretty straight forward and easy for the whole family. When at the top you will notice finger-like stones, along with a beautiful view of the area. Be sure to bring the camera.