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Channel Trail - Usery, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
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
Backpack No
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Preferred   Jan, Feb, Dec, Nov → 7 AM
Seasons   Late Summer to Late Spring
Sun  7:30am - 5:43pm
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Nearby Area Water
Levee Trail - Usery
0.4 mi away
1.6 mi
100 ft
Moon Rock Trail
Moon Rock Trail
0.7 mi away
1.4 mi
75 ft
Merkle Memorial Trail
1.0 mi away
0.9 mi
62 ft
Crimson Wash Trail - Usery
1.0 mi away
1.1 mi
128 ft
Nighthawk Wash - Usery
Nighthawk Wash - Usery
1.0 mi away
0.5 mi
80 ft
Noso Trail - Usery
Noso Trail - Usery
1.0 mi away
1.0 mi
115 ft
Blevins Trail
Blevins Trail
1.1 mi away
3.1 mi
340 ft
Amigos Wash Trail
1.2 mi away
1.2 mi
-150 ft
Signal Wash Trail - Usery
Signal Wash Trail - Usery
1.2 mi away
0.8 mi
25 ft
Spillway Trail - Usery
Spillway Trail - Usery
1.2 mi away
1.2 mi
305 ft
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Ride in the channel

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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.


    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

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    Connector trail - Not Applicable

    To hike
    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
    page created by BEEBEE on Dec 10 2011 8:43 am
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