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Channel Trail - Usery, AZ

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Distance One Way 1.25 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,790 feet
Elevation Gain 35 feet
Avg Time One Way 30 min
Kokopelli Seeds 1.37
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author avatar Guides 13
Routes 100
Photos 1,794
Trips 372 map ( 1,808 miles )
Age 47 Male Gender
Location Mesa AZ
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Preferred   Jan, Feb, Dec, Nov → 7 AM
Seasons   Late Summer to Late Spring
Sun  5:37am - 7:29pm
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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 Channel Trail runs in the levee channel along the south end of Usery Mountain Park. The trail is a good alternative to the gravel surface of the Levee trail which gets a large amount of bike and horse traffic. The trail runs from just west of the Crismon Rd trailhead to the Spillway trail in the east. The trail is well maintained however due to lots of trail blazing by others it can be difficult to follow at times. The trail rises up and down along its path as it makes its way down the flood control channel. At times you will find yourself saying, "am I on the actual trail or not". The actual trail can be difficult to follow at times, but as long as you stay along the flood control channel and don't disturb the flood control structures you will be fine. The trail system in Usery makes many options for loops and this trail is one of many to add to the list.

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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,$85 annual or trade your first born for the life pass

$2 walk, bike or horse ride into park

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Connector trail - Not Applicable

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You can reach this trial from the Spillway trail on the east side or the Crisomn trail on the west side this is a connector trail
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