Bursera Trail

MODERATE 69 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.

13 days ago

Pretty hard for me. Wouldn't recommend this as a "trail run".

trail running
22 days ago

Steep hills and steep declines. Great training run.

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1 month ago

Wow. Coming from Ohio where there is 1 hill in our town then hiking Bursera was an experience. We started up the right side of the loop. The zig zags were definitely hard compare to telegraph Pass earlier in the week. We finally made it to the peak after a 2 or so hours. Then we started to make our way back down. Lots of loose stone and narrow passes. The climb down wraps almost all the way to the East end of the Mountain. Then we begin climbing back up another ridge. Around 7 miles we knew we bit of more than we couple chew. Bring Baby Powder. Through it all we got absolutely perfect views of Phoenix and saw really cool old Mine Shafts heading up the zig zag portion. If you are young and dumb I recommend this trail, but bring plenty of water and snacks. Luckily it was only 77 in May when we went.

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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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