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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Lone Mountain 2809 - E J Peak, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,087 feet
Elevation Gain 800 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6
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Recalculates 2018-11-06 7:14 pm
24  2018-08-26 adilling
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3  2017-07-31 gummo
1  2017-04-05 gummo
8  2017-03-28 syoung
11  2017-02-25 paulholland
4  2017-02-03 gummo
3  2017-01-25 hikingaz2
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Preferred   Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb → 8 AM
Seasons   Late Autumn to Early Spring
Sun  7:00am - 5:23pm
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Usery Spur - Maricopa Trail
Usery Spur - Maricopa Trail
0.0 mi away
1.4 mi
341 ft
Peak 2972 - Usery Mountains
Peak 2972 - Usery Mountains
0.0 mi away
4.2 mi
1,340 ft
Bulldog Canyon via FR3554
0.0 mi away
10.0 mi
1,534 ft
Wild Horse Trail - AKA Lead Trail
Wild Horse Trail - AKA Lead Trail
0.0 mi away
4.4 mi
275 ft
Usery Rd to Meridian
Usery Rd to Meridian
0.7 mi away
4.0 mi
706 ft
Wind Cave from Usery Road
0.7 mi away
8.2 mi
1,475 ft
Twisted Sister - Upper & Lower
Twisted Sister - Upper & Lower
0.8 mi away
Lost Sheep Trail
Lost Sheep Trail
1.7 mi away
1.5 mi
Desert Hawk Loop - Usery
1.8 mi away
0.5 mi
30 ft
Coleman Trail - Usery Park
2.1 mi away
0.3 mi
39 ft
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by phelpsk

Likely In-Season!
Start at Bull Dog Canyon and follow the sandy wash to the jeep trail. You will notice a lot of bullet casings on the ground since people used to target shoot here. Target shooting is obiviously NOT permitted now! Stay to the left and up to the non-motorized path. Stay left and trail begins at rock cairns. Turn North here. Very well maintained trail by an anonymous hiker. As you follow the trail you will notice little touches that are fun to discover, like a mini Stonehenge and a nice rock bench for resting. There is a Dead Cow Cave (not sure if there is actually a dead cow in there). Nice resting spots in the shade and a beautiful view from the top with a nice bench under a palo verde tree.


Lots of cholla, so be careful with doggies! Make sure you wear good tread. The way down can be a bit slippery due to all the gravel.

Great hike to take out of town guests. You can see Fountain Hills, Four Peaks, Red Mountain, Camelback and the North side of the Superstition Mountains from the top.

Sometimes you will see people on the lower horse trails and hear quads on the lower trails as well. Take plenty of water and a snack. Children can do this hike and genuinely enjoy it, if they like the outdoors. The desert flora is prolific and you will want to take your camera to document all the beauty Feb-April. I especially appreciate the orange Mexican Poppies everywhere!

phelpsk
    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 $$
    None


    Directions
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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    From US 60 Take Ellsworth Rd. North and continue on Usery Mtn. Rd. Parking is a mile North of Usery Mountain Regional Park. It's a dirt lot on the East side of the road.
    page created by phelpsk on Feb 25 2009 7:00 am
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