Wild Horse Trail

EASY 16 reviews
#48 of 120 trails in

Wild Horse Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Las Alegres, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
610 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

The Wild Horse Trail has 2 access points. The west access on Power Road (more popular) and the east access on Usery Pass Road. There is dirt parking at both trailheads. This trail connects the 2 roads and is part of the Maricopa Trail system.

15 days ago

The 1st 0.6 miles are moderately trafficked & hikers have to frequently get off the narrow trail for bicycles speeding through. After the fork in the road we went right (technically off the trail) and it was still a well-worn path, but we only saw 1 person in 3 miles. Tons of cactus, birds, lizards & nature to enjoy! We’ll go again for sure.

hiking
3 months ago

really great trail for hiking or biking. very little elevation gain. took about 1 hr 45 min

trail running
8 months ago

Perfect for trail running!

9 months ago

This was a fun ride. You get some decent views of Red Mountain across the way but most of the enjoyment comes from the twisty up/down flow of the trail. You pick up some good speed through the dips. Will be back here a few times in the future.

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Enjoyed our ride in Sunday. Trail is very flowy, with a few sandy spots. The downhill rides really fast and there's some great views of the Salt River.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Easy trail. Well marked. Lots of bike trafficked. Went halfway and turned around.

trail running
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wild Horse Trail is perfect for trail running. 100% runnable with almost no technical or rocky spots. It shares a trailhead off of Power road with Twisted Sister trail, so keep to the left (east side) of the trail in the first 1/2 mile to end up on Wild Horse. The trail is very smooth with mostly gently inclines and descents. Fairly narrow single track but I only saw a couple other people in the hour I was on the trail. Very fast trail for running, almost as fast as just running on flat asphalt but a lot more fun with all the twists and turns and small rolling hills. Nice panoramic views of the area, including Red mountain and Usery. I recommend starting at the trailhead off Power Road so that you get the uphill out of the way and leave yourself with over 3 miles of downhill fun for the second half. One of the best trails in the area for running and would be a blast on a mountain bike as well. There is a fork in the trail about 3 miles in (from the Power Road trailhead) but don't stress about it because both options end up in the same place about 1/4 of a mile later.

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hiking
10 months ago

recorded Wild Horse Trail

Sunday, March 26, 2017

trail running
Wednesday, March 22, 2017