Butcher Jones Trail

MODERATE 261 reviews
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Butcher Jones Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa, Arizona that features a lake 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
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
541 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wildlife

The Day Pass for Tonto National Forest is $8 and needs to be purchased ahead of time. One location that has the passes for sale is the Chevron gas station at the intersection of 87 and McDowell Street.

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Day pass is $12 and available at Saguaro Lake entrance; nice hike with great views

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3 days ago

Great views .....

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12 days ago

First cholla experience

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26 days ago

This hike is a nice gradual pass that has some beautiful views. Some bugs at the beginning of the trail but once pass them it is very nice. Would recommend for a beginner.

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1 month ago

Good trail, nice views of the lake. Make sure you get a tonto park pass!

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1 month ago

This is one of my favorite hikes! I wouldn't follow the map here! It's only 2.5 out and back. At the end you are rewarded with beautiful views of Four Peaks. The elevation gain is only a couple hundred feet. Don't take all of the spurs to the water's edge. There isn't a lot of shade so wear a hat and bring more water than you think you need. There isn't water at the trailhead.