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Dome Mountain is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 1,364 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Horseback riding Views Wild flowers Wildlife No shade
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Janeth Jc
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Hiking

it was really frustrating at first to find the beginning of trail so yes u neeeed the map !!! to me this was actually EASY! because u walk on straight terrain for about 2.5 miles the only hard part is the last mile even that I would consider moderate ( u could literally drive ur car if u have a 4x4 all the way to the base of the mountain and only so the hard mile because it was boring to walk on straight plain road) ....I liked it but is not a hike I would love to repeat over and over the views are amazing though.... when we were done i wanted to go do another trail because I felt as I didn't get my workout it was supposed to be hard! but like I said once u get to top views are amazing we didn't see anyone the whole time it was awesome!

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Hayden Krug
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HikingOver grownRocky

Great trail and extremely fun because of how many mistakes we made. Cell service there is good enough to check your location against the actual trail (very helpful given its not marked well). Would definitely recommend the hike as it becomes entertaining to find your own way and spot the markers people leave for you. Also look for painted white lines on the ground that indicate the trail. Not trafficked and feels like a real adventure! Good views!

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Logan Whitfill
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HikingBugsNo shadeRockyScramble

Definitely extremely lightly trafficked. Download the map, you’ll need it. The majority of the hike is easy, the last bit is why it’s difficult but i still would only rate this moderate. A good hike that not many know about so I’d recommend!!

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Jay Craghan
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HikingRocky

Ran out of time due to bushwacking and a little off trail. Stay to the right when heading up 4x4 roads. The trail that is to the right is the one I’ll take next time.

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Osman Cruz
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Over grown

You start this trail on a dirt road where there is RV and car traffic since there are free campgrounds on each side of the road. If you have a 4x4 you can drive, as i did, further into the trail since it is a road amd save your some walking, about half a mike to 3/4. Then you hit an area where you offroad is prohibited. I parked there and walked about 30 minutes on the road. You'll then see 2 cairns on the right side on each side of the trail off of telhw road. The trail isn't well marked. that's why the cairns are there. That's where then real work begins. The elevation gain in a short distance is crazy. From there it took me 45 minutes to the top, but I didn't take any break. I drank water while walking. Since it is overgrown, you'll need pants and gloves. You'll find lose rocks towards the top and it is steep incline, so be careful.

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FCOCEO .
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Hiking

This trail is better marked now with many carins. First couple miles are access trail roads and heavily used by OHV enthusiasts. Views worth the hike. Last mile is overgrown taller grass with larger rocks under foot so be careful when moving through this section.

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Dick Dalton
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

Great trail for a weekday when there’s few off-road vehicles on the first part. Second half of the trail is beautiful typical goldfields trail.

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Anna Spencer
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Hiking

This trail is not bad once you get past the ATV and Offroad area. Once on the actual hiking trail it’s beautiful. Got about 2 miles in when I had to turn around because of it being spring in the desert there was A TON of bees pollinating the bushes along the trail. I wanted to play it safe wasn’t sure if they were Africanized. Not sure if I do it again because it’s terrifying coming back trying to dodge all the off-road vehicles.

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Amy Mae Jorgensen
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble
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Jon Breithaupt
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRockyScramble

As others have said, first 2.5 miles are both legal and illegal OHV roads. Look for two cairns on right side of this trail which signals where to turn off and proceed on the user created social trail to summit. Minor scrambling but overall an easy hike. Took us 3 hours 50 minutes and about 7 miles. Follow the white paint and cairns on the singletrack section. Amazing views in the high point of the goldfields!

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Eric Gorecki
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Hiking

First mile is dirt road, then a scramble mostly. Small pebbles along the way so not good footing at times. Great view at top. Someone bring a table to sit. No good place to rest at the top. Cell service available all the way.

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Michael Stibgen
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Hiking

This trail is mostly a walk along a 4 wheeler trail with loose gravel and rocks. When you do get to the hiking trail it's just more of the same. The most disappointing part is that the view from the summit is not all that impressive. I will not be doing this hike again.

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Dawn Harmon
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HikingNo shadeOff trailOver grown

This was a tough one because the trail isn't well marked at all after the 4x4 area. Once we found the trail we came across two rattlesnakes and ended up turning around. Will try this again in the fall now that we know where we're going. Very easy to get off the AT map with this one.

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David Casperson
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HikingNo shadeOver grownRocky

Not going to sugar coat this hike, the 4x4 section of the trail is boring and annoying. However, once you get off that and onto the actual hike up the mountain this is one of the most rewarding hikes I've done. Views are amazing and there was not another soul in sight. It is super challenging and you have to keep your eyes open for the white trail paint or risk losing the trail altogether. If you have hiking poles, bring them on this one. Be sure to add your name to the journal at the top of the mountain.

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Michael Horst
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HikingRocky

I would not recommend this trail. The way All Trails has it marked it follows a 4x4 trail for the first 2.5 miles so you have to constantly get off the trail for passing motorists. Once the 4x4 section of the trail ends it's a fairly steep and unmarked trail to the summit. Overall a frustrating hike and I think it's mostly due to the route All Trails has marked.

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