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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.

22 hours ago

Nice quick trail. Lots of interesting looking rocks.

22 hours ago

This was one of my favorite trail, watch out for the bee though. Once you get to the waterfall, if you can climb to the top there is even more to see beyond.

challenging & awesome view

Love this area and hike. You can really go so many different ways up here and find a lot of different places to explore and shot photos or just swim and relax. Little pools everywhere. Amazing rock canyons, little waterfalls all over and the big one of course with the little cave and multiple falls. Be careful the rocks are slippery and it is very dangerous around the falls. My dogs loved this area we went back at night to shoot night pics and had fun then too. I know there's been some bad Hingis with flash floods here so I made sure and you should make sure to check the radars around as you're about to head there. Be extra safe it can't hurt!

Great Hike today!!! Loved the rocky incline workout and beautiful scenery, breathtaking!!!

Loved this trail. It is close to home and good climb in a mile.

Loved it! 4.2 miles down to the falls which were amazing. Hiked it on Feb 13th and didn’t see one person. Beautiful hike but the hike back up was a challenge took about an hour and a half. Well worth it!

No hot springs found from the other reviews. Roads are very rocky, 5 hours to Peoria.

Gorgeous scenery, almost no one on the trail beyond the Saddle. It took 6 hours with a lunch break. I did it on a cloudy day and it was exhausting. Definitely bring more water than you think, food and sun protection!

trail not marked well. got off trail twice. kids should be 8 or over. lots of sliding terrain. I saw beauty the whole way though, great views

Cool little hike with great water views

Awesome hike, comparable to a mini Flatiron. Lots of scrambling and route finding, just have to pay attention and look for the cairns and spray paint.

Hesitant to write a review about this since one of the things I loved is I saw 4 people in 10.5 miles. Fantastic hike that takes you through multiple desert terrains. I hiked counterclockwise and if I had to do it again I would hike it clockwise, not because it is easier, just saves the best part of the hike (the creek) until the end vs the beginning. As far as dirt forest roads go the road in is pretty well maintained and most cars would have no problems getting to the Trailhead.

We came down through Roosevelt Lake in a Forester and it was a nice off roading adventure. Browns Peak is definitely a more advanced hike with scrambling especially when you get to the saddle for a good mile or what seems like two. Bring a warm jacket, gloves and hiking boots. So many people on the trail with running shoes etc and you need something that grips well and gives ankle support! Good luck, enjoy the view!

This was a beautiful trail unfortunately it was a last minute choice late in the day and we were not able to complete the trail. Would love to go back and complete, however, I think we were lucky this year that there was no snow on it. Visited February 11.

6 days ago

Hiked to flowing river rd from bridge. Very pretty but trail not maintained, which kinda made it more fun. Definitely not easy hike due to footing and lack of trail maintenance but can’t complain-I’m sure that whole canyon is a rushing river after monsoons and big rains-washing away any trail anyways. Great photo ops, babbling creek and rock climbing. Literally right off the highway- so easy access. Graffiti is limited to bridge-look to the west for giant cave-great for fire pit/camping and chill. Dogs loved it off the leash!

6 days ago

This was an awesome hike! We extended it out Friday-Saturday!
The trail is easy to find and pretty fun to hike!

The creek was flowing well and was super gorgeous!

Trail running from Pine TH to Highline trail intersection and back. Great day hike for locals.

Hiking down to the falls you can easily see what all the hype is about. We saw only one other party that day on the way out, so we were fortunate to have the place to ourselves. In the summertime this hike is restricted to a permit for parking your car. Do your research before showing up. There were signs in multiple places how 200 people need medical and rescue every year coming back up trail. Personally I think you have to be very out of shape to not complete this hike.

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