Black Top Mesa Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Black Top Mesa Trail is a 11.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fort McDowell, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2116 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

views

wild flowers

old growth

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

This is a great hike most of which is on the Dutchman Trail. It is easy to follow you will turn left on Bull Pass Trail. As you head up Bull Pass you will come to a saddle. at the saddle you need to look right where the trail will take you to the top. Fairly nice hike trail is easy to follow

backpacking
10 hours ago

Great hike w/35 lbs pack continually training for GC R2R2R and other longer hikes. This is a 4 liter minimum hike, especially if you summit Black Top Mesa.
The trail to summit is approx. NE of the 3-way trail junction (104, 103, 241) following the Bull Pass trail (129) and follow up and wrapping around the Left of BTM and you will see a lightly tread but easy to follow path through tall grass that DESTROYS your socks.
The views of the Sups and the surrounding area are spectacular! My phone pics do little justice.

3 months ago

Black Top Mesa was gorgeous

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Thursday, December 04, 2014