Explore the most popular nature trips 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
2 days ago

This hike had some awesome views but I’m not really sure if I was supposed to be on it. I climbed through a fence to get to the trail and the AllTrails App & hiking trail don’t match exactly but I was able to navigate my way through. It’s got a decent climb to get your heart pumping with a few spots where you have to watch your footing due to loose gravel. It’s also very secluded and quiet... didn’t see another soul until I was almost done. I was a little concerned being so close to the shooting range after I saw a couple bullet shells and shooting discs on the ground.

very nice views.
lots of rocks in trail. Played hide n seek with several Mule Deer!

it starts off great but after the halfway point, it meant climbing up rocks. going up is doable but it's very hard for me to descent over them.

hiking
4 days ago

the trail isnt very well marked so pay attention. however it was beautiful and we had a wouderful day hiking, and hanging out in the cave.

Kids enjoyed this one also! Took the boys past the cave.

hiking
5 days ago

There’s not a cave at the top. Don’t feel it even warrants the name Wind Cave Trail because it’s more of a spot where the upper part of the mountain overhangs the lower part; kind of an indent in the mountain. However, great view from up there. Really well maintained trail and a good short hike. Took me, up and back about 2 hours, but I was taking my time and enjoying the views. Not a difficult hike, there’s a moderate incline. You do have to pay a park fee to do this hike, which is $7 per car. So because of the fee and the fact that there’s not a cave at the top, I give this one a 3 star. Other than that, it’s a nice scenic hike with a great view of the Phoenix area from the top.

hiking
8 days ago

Easy mile hike. Took about 25 mins. Nice scenery. Good for families. If you want something more challenging, go elsewhere.

Gave it 4 stars for all the wild horses that I was lucky enough to encounter. Nice and pretty trail besides.
I did the double and went both ways, though I somehow only clocked that to be 9.5 miles.

A nice moderate hike up to a cave. Last time I did this hike there were bees all over the cave. None this time though, probably too cold.

hiking
11 days ago

The trail is easy until up to the 2nd half. It’s very rocky also. Had a great time doing this hike! Also only saw about 5 other hikers. It was a really nice and quiet hike.

Spent the morning alone @ Bulldog Saddle which is a refreshing change from the Superstitions this time of year. The only sounds were the wind, birds, my feet, & the ice bouncing around in my hydroflask! I was kind nervous that this rocky incline was going to disappoint but it didn’t. The views at the top are amazing. This hike has a gradual incline until the end where it’s a bit more steep but not difficult. The only issue I could see people having are slipping or rolling their ankle from not being careful on the rock. There’s not really any shade either so water is a must.

My sister took us on this hike on Thanksgiving morning. Most of it is very flat along the Channel Trail but has a slight climb up the saddle between the peaks. There is a small trail that leads up the northern peak for those looking for a view. We hiked it all at my 4 yr old's pace and it took about 1.5 hours. We could see lots of mountain bikers in the park but we only crossed paths with a few of them.

Good

hiking
19 days ago

Was an excellent hike and quite easy. Trail was well maintained. A little to crowded for my liking but it was day after Thanksgiving. Next time I will go during week.

One of my favorites

hiking
20 days ago

Amazing hike! You are definitely hiking a mountain but man do you feel accomplished at the top when your looking out at the view! I've hike this twice almost exactly a year a part and the first year there were a bunch of bee hives this year not the same problem. The second time was definitely easier than the first! I'll probably do again next year around the same time!

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail, it starts easy then gets pretty steep. It is a well marked trail with many beautiful views along the way. I have taken my kids up this trail! It costs $$$ to get in the park. I believe it is $6 per car so load up all your friends for better value!

One of my favorite hikes in Arizona. It is a very good hike for training and learning hiking fundamentals only lacking trail blazing and rock scrambling (basically where you have to climb because it is to steep) it’s also very good at teaching foot placement and is a fun and beautiful hike in general. I recommend going early in the morning during winter for an optimal hike and make sure that you bring hiking boots and at least one liter of water (I’d recommend 2 just in case) also have at least two and a half hours to spare if it’s your first time hiking this trail and you don’t go hiking or participate in other cardio vascular physical activity often. But if you’re an avid hiker this hike could probably be completed in an hour.

Amazing hike. A lot of people on a Sunday but everyone very friendly going up and down. The park ranks it a black diamond however I have hike way way harder black diamond trails throughout AZ.

Awesome little hike. Great photo opportunities. You can see the fountain in Fountain Hills running from the cave if the timing is right.

Great trail, beautiful view!

hiking
1 month ago

It's a favorite go to trail for me! It was relatively quiet today- a late morning Friday with beautiful weather.

hiking
1 month ago

I've hiked this with kids, my little dog, friends who never hike, and it's always enjoyable for everyone. It can be challenging for inexperienced hikers but if you bring snacks and take a few breaks along the way, it's doable! 4 stars and not 5 because it can get pretty crowded and there's a fee to get in.

this Trail is marked as moderate. The trail at times a little difficult to follow due to some to rainfall. lots of switchbacks near the top. Very Rocky Trail but very enjoyable

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is a lot of fun! Watched the sun set up top just a few nights ago. What a great way to view the valley!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail that’s not too long. It was a bit harder than I originally anticipated. Had to do some baby rock climbing it felt like. I was lucky and went on a day with some light rain. There was no cover but I had my rain jacket so it was quite lovely.

The trails are awesome!! Beautiful sunsets and nature! But watch out for jumping cactus! My dogs got a couple stuck on their paws . Other than that trails are breathtaking.

Great hike loved the challenge to the cave. Great views and very rewarding.

hiking
1 month ago

We really enjoyed the hike. Challenging toward the top and not that crowded during the week. Will defiantly go back!

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