Bursera Trail

MODERATE 59 reviews
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Bursera Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1932 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

no shade

There is no water anywhere on this trail, so bring plenty of water. You will be doing a lot of uphill hiking. In the fall and winter there is much more wildlife to see on this hike.

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6 days ago

Been on this trail a few times. It's perfect for doggie hikers. Not too many ppl. Make SURE to take lots of water for your fur baby if you do the entire loop & I use dog booties too to protect their paws

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3 months ago

This hike is pretty amazing if you do the full loop up National. I've done it in September and January. It was brutal in September because there is absolutely no shade. Bring lots of water. January was perfect. Overcast with light sprinkle. The descent is pretty rough as it is narrow and steep with a lot of loose rock/gravel. I ran into a snake in September and a pack of coyotes and bees in January. The wildlife is always out and about. They all kept to themselves when I stopped and respected their area.

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4 months ago

good trail with many ups and downs meaning my legs got a workout. lots of loose rocks, so be careful.

4 months ago