Acer Summit Via Mormon Trail

MODERATE 509 reviews
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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

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
rocky
13 hours ago

Fun hike. Some cool things to see like a tunnel and involves some climbing and crawling. Moderate climb. Brought the dog and two kids. Worth while.

This was a great trail. When we transition over to the hidden valley trail to Fat Man's Pass, there are a lot of slippery rocks to climb.

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rocky
1 day ago

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rocky
2 days ago

This was a great trail- a good variety of terrain and surroundings. I just wish people would clean up after their dogs- poop and bags of poop throughout the trail. Sad. C’mon guys.

hiking
rocky
14 days ago

recorded Recording - Jan 25, 10:28 AM

hiking
23 days ago

Dog friendly, quite busy in the morning but hidden valley is amazing!

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike with my pup! Beautiful views of the city. Gorgeous during sunset. Will be back :)

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful view ,not difficult !

Great as usual! but I went at 7am on a Thursday and was alone for quite awhile until I started to head back down, I didn't complete it because I saw a few coyotes and freaked lol

We call this our version of Fat Man’s Pass. 2-hours; 82 FitBit flights and 11.8j steps. Favorite hike in Arizona. Up with a great loop and back down. Limited parking. Need to get there early.

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Fat mans pass with heather mecham and beka Pickett and Dani Wilde

To do the full loop we tracked 4 miles! Also, the back part of the loop is not as well marked so just be careful on those scrambles!

Uphill. Challenging. Will go back and try to get farther into the trail. Ran out of water.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Got here at 9 and got the last parking spot! Great challenge up, the loop is fun with the tunnel and Fat Man's Pass. Trail is a little ambiguous after the tunnel. Coming back down Mormon Trailhead is a great jog!

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

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no shade
scramble
5 months ago

Short and dog friendly. A few good turn-back points from lookouts for those not wanting to do the whole trail. Good view of Phoenix.

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

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rocky
8 months ago

8 months ago

love it specially at night take a flashlight easy trail

hiking
9 months ago

Not too difficult, but challenging enough to keep it interesting. I really liked the views of Downtown Phoenix, especially mixed with the saguaros on the trail.

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
9 months ago

Always a good short hike! Nice views of South Mountain and the city of Phoenix.

hiking
rocky
10 months ago

Great hike with some good challenge for the first mile up! The rest is easy peasy!

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