Acer Summit Via Mormon Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
744 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

Take Mormon Trail to the highest nearby point accessible by trail. Acer Summit takes it's name from the Latin word meaning sharp and strong and gives a nice sense of achievement with gorgeous views.

hiking
8 days ago

Very pretty hike! A lot of larger rock, decent incline, fun trail - not strenuous by any means for an avid hiker but certainly fun! Unfortunately saw a lot of dog waste others hadn’t picked up

Major warning - we continued on to Fat Mans pass which was fun at first but we came across a few large ground bee nests and had to turn around - I’m allergic and always prepared but I would advise anyone else who is to avoid that portion

hiking
5 months ago

I tried hiking Acer Summit with "barefoot" finger shoes and really enjoyed the experience. Among all the big rocks are many smooth surfaces to step on and there aren't any parts with just sharp rocks or large gravel to contend with. The "barefoot" experience encourages me to use the front of my feet and during and after this hike, my knees felt better than usual.

Temperature was approaching 90. Round trip took about 1 hour. 33 minutes to Acer Summit, less coming down.

hiking
5 months ago

A good destination for locals looking for a short, challenging hike. Lots of big rocks and boulders to have fun with. Beautiful views of the city and surrounding area from the top of Acer Summit.

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