EJ Peak (Lone Mountain)

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Tonto National Forest

EJ Peak (Lone Mountain) is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from September until April.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 761 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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This trail is a closed to motor vehicles as of May 2020. 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
14 days ago

Nice hike not a lot of bugs this morning.

bugs
15 days ago

The trail is not closed, the sign that says it is closed in big letters goes on to say that it is closed to motor vehicles in small letters. There is dispersed camping allowed here so is trashy but it is fine once you get on the actual trail. it's a good short workout with nice views and is dog friendly.

17 days ago

No trail markings. Messy campgrounds with trash & fire remnants. Trailhead (we think it was the trailhead) said the area was closed. Bummer for my kids & me, but the desert is gorgeous right now so we did a hike inside Usury instead.

recorded EJ Peak (Lone Mountain)

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bugs
22 days ago

Good workout, lots of gnats. Couple sprays of bug spray would be a good call

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bugs
no shade
22 days ago

hiking
bugs
no shade
22 days ago

Nice quick trail. Lots of bugs right now.

hiking
bugs
26 days ago

Bugs out there these days.

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rocky
26 days ago

Easy to get to and mostly easy to hike. A little buggy & a little slippery with the rocks but hot damn so beautiful. About an hour & 15 min round trip, gorgeous the whole way and easy to keep to the trail. Definitely recommend for a quick sunset hike.

hiking
bugs
no shade
28 days ago

Cute little hike. Nice views the whole way up. Took us an hour and 15 there and back. Lots of little bugs on the way up

hiking
1 month ago

Great little hike other than all of the little flying bugs that wouldn’t leave us alone!

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Such a great view from the top! Made sure to get there around 5 this morning to catch the sunrise.. good little challenge if you keep moving!

hiking
1 month ago

Crowded! All smiling nice people! Sunshine and fresh air are healing!

recorded EJ Peak (Lone Mountain)

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no shade
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

This is one of my new favorite trails! Beautiful flowers in the spring. Perfect little workout, but WEAR HIKING SHOES! Lots of loose gravel from water runs make it easy to slip if you don’t have good traction.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike. Trail was a bit confusing as there were places where went in two separate paths. Beautiful views

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Great views.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail and views!! So lovely. Hiking shoes/boots and poles helpful on trail.

recorded EJ Peak/Lone Mountain

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Ej Peak is a fun trail that is a great step down from wind caves. Great views of red mtn, fountain hills, weavers needle and four peaks from the summit.

hiking
2 months ago

Relatively short and fun hike. The views from the top offer a very nice 360 view into the wilderness. Stunning considering how close to town and easy climb. The desert is in bloom and there were quite a bit of flowers on the way to the top. The trail is mostly packed sand. The summit is very rocky, specially if you walk over the ridge to the other point at top.

hiking
2 months ago

*** This trail is open to foot traffic only *** We do this hike several times a year and it never disappoints. Great exercise, views and wildflowers. The only downside are the trailer trash campers that litter the area and don't pick up after their dogs.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is open for hikers. It was beautiful at sunset. We finished in 67 minutes with resting at top to enjoy the view for about 10-15 minutes. Would recommend!

hiking
no shade
scramble
2 months ago

Pretty nice trail for a moderate hike. Was not crowded at all and the views were great. A little hard in certain spots to tell exactly where the trail went but was mostly pretty well marked. It’s off the the left when walking the access path. That part tricked me at first. Other than a little gravel in some spots that was slippery especially on descent it made for a nice little hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Some shade available, gravel areas can be a little slick, overall great trail with great views!!

hiking
scramble
2 months ago

Nice short hike. Took less than an hour with time up at the top. The gravel on the path makes it challenging for shoes that don’t have great traction. We slid a couple of times on the way down. Poles would have been nice.

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