Pass Mountain Trail

MODERATE 213 reviews

Pass Mountain Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mesa, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1105 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

views

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
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14 days ago

I started this hike from the parking lot on Meridian (start of Bulldog Saddle trail) and headed NW starting this 7.3 mile trek counter clockwise. The first 1.5 mi is very rocky and inclined and gets more steep as you get into the NE portion of the trail. I started this hike at 3:30p at 102 degrees and once I got to the north side it became easier but lost cell service for about 20 mins on backside.
West side of trail was fairly easy. The whole trail is very picturesque especially the N-NE side. Once I got to the restrooms I still had to hike the trail E back towards my car which was another 40 min hike. 90 ozs of water is what was consumed and ran out of water just 10 mins from car. 3:35 was elapsed time to complete 7.9 mile trek.

22 days ago

Did Pass Mountain trail and Wind Cave trail. Start to finish was 6.5 hours for the whole loop. Get an early start, no later than 5:45am. Good variety of challenging terrain and test of endurance. Roughly 11.5 mile hike.

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

nice trail, well marked. Do it counter clock wise for more of a challenge on the back side...

hiking
1 month ago

the terrain is beautiful and it changes from one side to the other.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great on a cool day.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with some spots of shade. Did the hike counterclockwise starting at Meridian Road. From mile .3-1.5 hike it is HARD, very rocky and intense incline. Miles 1.5-3.0 are moderate. 3.0- 6.4 are easypeasy, with a trailhead stop at mile 5.3 (bathroom and water fountains!) Miles 6.4-7.4 are moderate.

hiking
3 months ago

horseback riding
3 months ago

Anyone done this on horseback?

trail running
3 months ago

I love this trail. I would never run 8 miles on solid ground, but I would here! Perfect views, ran it counterclockwise. Perfect!

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago