Butcher Jones Trail

MODERATE 206 reviews
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Butcher Jones Trail is a 8.9 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
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1981 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.

Did this hike with a group just before sunset tonight. We had light the whole way to where the trail stops and used our headlamps coming back. Very easy trail and very pretty being able to see the lake on most of the trail. We even saw wild horses near the trailhead in the parking lot! The trail is narrow so if it's busy, I would imagine you would have to stop to let people pass. You also need a pass to park.

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Nearly 9 miles of hiking most of which have great views of the lake and mountains

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