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.
dogs on leash
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
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.
Black Top Mesa was gorgeous