Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Usery Mountain Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

It seemed like the trail was washed away from the rains of monsoon season. We got a mile into the trail and seemed to get turned around and could t stay in the trail even with the maps help. We decided to call it and head out. Frustrated as it was a beautiful morning on the second day of fall.

off road driving
3 days ago

Friend I just drove this, coming in the day after a big rainstorm. No mud at all, but also no dust. We were both in Toyota Tacoma’s—mine which is a 4x4 and his which a 2WD (although it does have rear locker). Couple parts where you need the right line and to take it slow but neither of us needed to use my trucks 4WD.

hiking
16 days ago

Some views of Four Peaks, but the trail is very confusing as others have pointed out. It’s a mix of established trails with some mountain bike paths and a bit of bushwhacking included. I didn’t like to have to cross the road or walk in the washes either.

off road driving
29 days ago

Just ran this trail yesterday in a stock 2001 Grand Cherokee. This is not an easy trail unless you’re in a lifted rig with big tires and even then its a challenge. (I need to note that it had stormed hard the night before and the entire trail was heavy mud and rock down in the washes) The scenery is awesome, way better than I expected. We entered the trail from the Usery Pass gate and finished at the Apache Trail exit. I probably won’t run this trail again after heavy rain until I get a lift and some skid plates. In dry conditions it's probably a moderate trail.

off road driving
1 month ago

took my DRZ out for a first time ever off road ride. This trail (I took 10 and 3554 entirely) was quite a workout! I would put this as an above average start for someone who hasn't been off road but knows the basics of riding and has been on road for a while. the DRZ handled it just fine and the views were spectacular. if anything, I'd do it again just for the view! for now, I may try to find something a bit more beginning friendly for my second ride. pretty sore after this one. great trail though!

This trail is what you would expect. Its fairly easy however there is a small portion on the mountain itself that is slightly difficult, but beginners would still be okay. This is a personal preference but I hated that it was almost a mile to the actual hike, the hike itself, then another 'almost mile' back out. This trail is 3/4 desert walking (very little shade) and 1/4 hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike through the desert. Relatively close to the East valley. Well maintained and we'll traveled. Great views at the top.

2 months ago

Has an awesome sandier portion with banked turns on the leg between Usery Pass and Phon D Sutton.

hiking
2 months ago

Decent views - started at 0615 finished at about 0855 as we stopped for lunch - I hike a lot in Arizona in the summer but the last mile was oppressively hot. At 108 my backpack thermometer read 120 in direct sun. I’d recommend not doing this one during July/Aug unless the high is below 105

hiking
2 months ago

Decent trail if you don’t want to drive to the park, though you still have to pay. Views of the Superstitions and Pass Mountain.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice little hike up to the saddle. Enough exercise for me on a hot June morning.

3 months ago

more of a walk then a hike. family friendly trail. you can use this trail to access some other trails to make your walk longer if you so choose. there are a lot of mountain bikers on this trail. Be cautious. I gave this trail 3 stars because the mountain bikers make it hard to just enjoy the walk. I did like the distance and felt it was a good one for conversation with a friend I went with. I would do this one again if I had family with me or if I just needed to get outside away from "the city." I would consider this hike mostly flat.

also it costs $7 per car to get to this trail.

A bit too flat, very little shade. Nice blossoms beginning to show.

hiking
3 months ago

Decent tour of the park if you only want to pay the discounted entry fee.

Good trail, mostly flat but it has one small hill when you go through the pass. Good sample of what Usery Park has to offer.

A flat trail, great for a lazy stroll. luckily the sun was behind clouds. no shade here.

hiking
3 months ago

The miles are definitely miscalculated and the trail map available at the ranger's office tells you that it is 7 miles or so. I hiked this trail more than ten times and it's a pleasure every time, not to mention the great views and solitude. It's 10 miles from starting point and back to the trail head. I recommend it!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Second time we went there made a lot of stops to enjoy the beautiful view. Go early and take plenty of water and comfortable shoes.

hiking
4 months ago

Short, flat, and fairly unspectacular, except for the views of the Superstitions.

hiking
4 months ago

Decent hike with nice views, just too flat for my liking.

Great trail for running!

hiking
4 months ago

I didn’t realize most of this hike/trail was a wash but it’s a good little hike for little dogs. Lots of mountain bikers and tons of Cholla to watch for!

hiking
4 months ago

Gave it 1 star only because it’s an exact copy of the other Blevins trail on this app.
Besides it’s a nice trail that I’d give 3 stars or more if it wasn’t so flat.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail but a bit too flat and generic to get 4 stars from me.

My personal favorite hiking trail. Not tough, but long enough to get a good hike in.

hiking
4 months ago

Good trail, not too long. So many cactuses, I haven’t made it through without the pups getting one stuck in their paw, but otherwise good. Also the price went up to $7 to enter the park.

hiking
4 months ago

Plenty of free parking, same as EJ Mountain.
The first mile of the trail is fairly unspectacular, but then it climbs and you get a little workout and some views of Four Peaks. Near the end the trail forks a few times and disappears up a mountainside without going to the top. This looked like a fun scramble, and would probably have earned a 4th star...but it will have to be an adventure for next time.
I did EJ Mountain first and this is a good warm up or addition if you want to add a few extra miles.

Decent trail, just stay away from the Signal Wash which runs parallel with the Spillway Trail and is much too sandy.

on Bulldog Canyon

off road driving
4 months ago

First time in Tonto National, pleasantly surprised at the beauty. Saguaros were starting to bloom.
The views of the east and west canyon walls were spectacular. Looking forward to taking the run coming from the southend for a different perspective. Some area will need 4W with full size Jeep. Nice half day run.

hiking
4 months ago

One of the better “city hikes” - not too many people there on a weekend - some fairly steep inclines. Would do it again

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