EJ Peak (Lone Mountain)

MODERATE 44 reviews
#30 of 119 trails in

EJ Peak (Lone Mountain) is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from September until April.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
761 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

Short and sweet with really nice views. No markers, but not too hard to figure out. Park at the entrance for Bull Dog Canyon. Follow the road a little bit until it splits. Veer left at the split. Trail continues off to the left where the road appears to end and is pretty defined. There is loose gravel so it can be slippery in some spots coming down. If you're taking a dog watch the cholla especially as you get towards the top.

hiking
23 days ago

One of the best hikes in the area due to its close proximity to town while still offering tremendous views (best at sunset) and a feeling like you are actually in the wilderness. Bonus: free parking and you'll usually have the trail to yourself. Challenging enough to give you a decent workout, but easy enough that most people can handle it. Sturdy hiking shoes/boots are recommended as you there are some area of fine, loose gravel and others that are a bit rocky and uneven where you'll appreciate having good ankle support (that said, my young kids did it in cheap sneakers!). Highly recommended for some stunning sunset views, as well as when the saguaros are in bloom.

hiking
2 months ago

As a relative newcomer to Arizona I have sought to hit the highpoints of day hikes. To me this has the best views and although less strenuous than Camelback and Piestewa it provides a nice workout. Although close to a sportsman's club I would surmise that the chance of being hit by a bullet is close to zero. Except for the very beginning the trail is easy to follow and of good quality. The views here were extensive and hit all the highpoints from a different perspective than many of the other hikes I have seen around the valley.

3 months ago

area where the alltrail is marked was marked closed on the path itself. I walked along the jeep route, was not great. also consider shooters in the area, also not great and kind of scary!

4 months ago

It was a short and sweet hike. Lots of sand and loose gravel but beautiful views.

hiking
4 months ago

Plenty of free parking, trail all to myself, views of Salt River, Red Mountain, Four Peaks, Weaver’s Needle, some of Superstition Mountains and the north side of Pass Mountain. What’s not to like? All the loose gravel almost pulled it down to a 3, but not quite.
Trail is easy to follow, comes with a bench at the summit, and I got a decent workout and was up and back to the car in less than an hour.

hiking
5 months ago

This was an amazing hike! Views were great the entire way up and even better at the top! Would definitely do this one again!
The way down is a little tough due to all of the loose rock.

5 months ago

Beautiful views. Great workout!

5 months ago

Easy but loose rocks and great view

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome panoramic view!!

hiking
7 months ago

challenging & awesome view

7 months ago

Loved this trail. It is close to home and good climb in a mile.

7 months ago

Nice quick hike, great views

hiking
8 months ago

Short hike with very good scenery. Nice view of the open dessert and surrounding mountains. One you reach the peak you get rewarded with 360 degrees view of the valley. The beginning of trail is somewhat easy but gets a little more challenging for the last 200’feet.

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10 months ago

Short and sweet with really nice views. No markers, but not too hard to figure out. Park at the entrance for Bull Dog Canyon. Follow the road a little bit until it splits. Veer left at the split. Trail continues off to the left where the road appears to end and is pretty defined. There is loose gravel so it can be slippery in some spots coming down. If you're taking a dog watch the cholla especially as you get towards the top.

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