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Moon Rock Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,872 feet
Elevation Gain 75 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 1.65
Backpack No
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7  2018-09-30
Lost Sheep Trail
15  2017-01-17 Tortoise_Hiker
2  2016-04-11
Mountain Biking at Usery
3  2015-06-14
Blevins Trail
6  2015-02-01
Blevins Trail
1  2013-11-04
East Mesa Biking Loop
10  2011-10-09 BEEBEE
8  2011-10-05
Blevins Trail
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  7:30am - 5:45pm
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1 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Crimson Wash Trail - Usery
0.3 mi away
1.1 mi
128 ft
Merkle Memorial Trail
0.3 mi away
0.9 mi
62 ft
Levee Trail - Usery
0.4 mi away
1.6 mi
100 ft
Noso Trail - Usery
Noso Trail - Usery
0.5 mi away
1.0 mi
115 ft
Blevins Trail
Blevins Trail
0.5 mi away
3.1 mi
340 ft
Vista Trail - Usery
0.7 mi away
0.7 mi
140 ft
Amigos Wash Trail
0.7 mi away
1.2 mi
-150 ft
Channel Trail - Usery
0.7 mi away
1.3 mi
35 ft
Coleman Trail - Usery Park
0.8 mi away
0.3 mi
39 ft
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282
0.9 mi away
7.4 mi
1,194 ft
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Another way to make a longer loop

Likely In-Season!
Located on the Valley's east side, this park takes in 3,648 acres set at the western end of the Goldfield Mountains, adjacent to the Tonto National Forest. The park contains a large variety of plants and animals that call the lower Sonoran Desert home. Along the most popular feature of the park, the Wind Cave Trail, water seeps from the roof of the alcove to support hanging gardens of Rock Daisy. The Wind Cave is formed at the boundary between the volcanic tuff and granite on Pass Mountain. Breathtaking views from this 2,840-foot elevation are offered to all visitors.

The Moon Rock trail can be used to create a longer loop off of the Blevins trail on its west end. It connects the Blevins trail at the north and the south end. The trail itself is wide enough for a single mountain bike or hiker, so keep an ear out for mountain bikers coming up behind you so you can step out of the way for them. This trail has no parking lot trailhead and is only a connecting trail with in the parks trail system. The trail condition is good with some rocks and low branches. As the trail moves west you can see some of the Boulder Canyon subdivision and there appears to be an unmarked trail the leads off and connects to the sub division. I have not confirmed that this trail does in fact run to the subdivision.


    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    Maricopa Regional Parks - Fees more info

    $7 per vehicle or $85 annual

    $2 walk, bike or horse ride into park

    Map Drive
    Connector trail - Not Applicable

    To hike
    The trail is a connector trail and can be accessed from several trails with in the park. See the directions to the trailhead of your choice within Usery Mountain Park
    page created by BEEBEE on Dec 01 2011 8:34 am
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