Black Mesa Loop Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews
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Black Mesa Loop Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tortilla Flat, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1138 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
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hiking
5 months ago

Loved this trail. A beautiful cool day. Although long, the trail was easy and the landscapes varied. At every turn there were beautiful views. Blooming flowers and wildlife

backpacking
5 months ago

We covered all these connecting trails as part of a backpacking adventure (thus covered this loop counter-clockwise). The Dutchman trail was easy and enjoyable and the view kept getting better and better, view of Weaver's Needle and Palomino Mtn at approx. 2.5 - 3 mile in.

There are a few camping spots where Dutchman trail meets Black Mesa trail (approx. 4 mile in). Turning left, Black Mesa trail is an incline about 1 mile but the view is fantastic! The highlight of this trail. Turn back and soak in the views if you are completing this trail counterclockwise (I recommend clockwise loop if you want to avoid the incline). Very little shade so please take lots of water and snacks!

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is beautiful. Saw a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake crossing the trail. There were many Collared lizards. This is an easy yet enjoyable hike. Perfect for families with children.

6 months ago

6 months ago

9.2. Great day, lots of sunshine and wild flowers. Took about 41/2 hours. We did the loop clockwise and I'd recommend going that direction. ☀️☀️☀️. Take plenty of water!!!

7 months ago

hiking
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8 months ago

5 hours going counter-clockwise. Beautiful views on an overcast cool day. Loose rocks on some of the trail can be a bit treacherous; sturdy hikers and plenty of water is a must. Lots of various Weavers Needle poses throughout hike.

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