Vista Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews

Vista Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May.

1.1 miles 285 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

The short Vista Trail goes up and over the small peak that the Merkle trail goes around. Some great views are seen from the top.

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13 days ago

Nice hike, inclined but not tough. Short trail and looped by Merkle, which is a easy strolly loop

hiking
1 month ago

Took my pup and had a great time. started out circling the mountain then came across the Vista trail and thought, sure why not.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Tonto National Forest is charging $ 2 per person.
$ 4. For parking.

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2 months ago

Fun trail to practice for more challenging hikes on. The elevation change is pretty decent for the length of the trail. It's about 285 feet up and 285 feet down when you go out and back, as you walk along a ridge. I have been doing this trail twice in preparation for more intense hikes.

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely a great trail, wish it was a lot longer tho. Will definitely be going back! Love the scenery

3 months ago

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6 months ago

Fun with kids

10 months ago

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1 year ago

Great first trail to learn to run up and downhill

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1 year ago

7 year old step daughter really enjoyed the hike and so did I. Great trail for young hikers.

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1 year ago

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2 years ago

have not done this one for a while but.... it was my very first hike at the age of 56 and I love it .I can now run it !