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Best trails in Tonto Basin

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Looking for a great trail near Tonto Basin, Arizona? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, views trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Lost Dutchman State Park or Prospector Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Phon D Sutton Recreation Area or Fountain Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 7 hard trails in Tonto Basin ranging from 6.4 to 18.4 miles and from 2,349 to 7,303 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Tonto Basin
Top trails (9)
#1 - Hell's Hole Trail
Salome Wilderness
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 20 m
This trail is located in the Salome Wilderness.Show more
#2 - Log Corral OHV Trail (FR3456)
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 18.4 mi
Note: As of June 2020, trail is closed due to The Bush Fire. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more
#3 - Parker Creek Trail
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
#4 - Aztec Peak Trail
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
#5 - Armer Mountain Trail
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
#6 - Mount Ord Trail [CLOSED]
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 8 h 28 m
This area is closed for the protection of public health and safety during the time that the area is at increased risk of post-fire flood events that could cause significant injury or death as of July 31, 2020 and shall remain closed until March 15, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd773006.pdf Please be aware that the turn off to FR27 is not marked but your GPS will accurately take you to the Trailhead. It just won’t look like a parking lot. Just an overly wide area. Pull in towards the Beeline or against the fence with the sign reminding you to close the gate as you enter FR27. For off roaders: If you pick this trail up from the highway the technical driving is just under 5 miles. The rest of the trip to the top is a maintained FR. From the beginning it's a consistent, entertaining challenge to pick the right lines. If you're not paying attention, there are some roll over opportunities that could be pretty disastrous. High clearance and 4WD is a must.Show more
#7 - Route 188 to Four Peaks Road #143 [CLOSED]
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 25.5 mi
This area is closed for the protection of public health and safety during the time that the area is at increased risk of post-fire flood events that could cause significant injury or death as of July 31, 2020 and shall remain closed until March 15, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd773006.pdf This is a very popular scenic driving route through the Four Peaks Wilderness. There are several great hiking trails off of it. 4WD is not required but might be helpful. The route is mostly a dirt road. Dispersed camping allowed. Make sure to pack out all trash. Stay on marked roads and trails at all times. Located in Tonto National Forest. For current conditions call Mesa Ranger District (480) 610-3300. This is a graded dirt road but washed out and rutted in places. Four-wheel drive beneficial. Small stream crossings possible. Snow likely at top late fall and winter. The route described on this page is for driving. Hikers and mountain bikers can also use this road, but it wouldn't be too exciting. This route can also be started on the other end, on Four Peaks Road.Show more
#8 - Boulder Creek Trail [CLOSED]
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 27 m
This area is closed for the protection of public health and safety during the time that the area is at increased risk of post-fire flood events that could cause significant injury or death as of July 31, 2020 and shall remain closed until March 15, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd773006.pdfShow more
#9 - Sycamore Creek Trail [CLOSED]
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
This area is closed for the protection of public health and safety during the time that the area is at increased risk of post-fire flood events that could cause significant injury or death as of July 31, 2020 and shall remain closed until March 15, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd773006.pdfShow more