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Usery Spur - Maricopa 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 2,052 feet
Elevation Gain 341 feet
Accumulated Gain 341 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 2.54
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4  2018-11-18
Usery Area Explorations
5  2018-01-25
Pass Mountain Ridgeline
15  2018-01-05
Maricopa trail - Bulldog to Granite Reef
12  2016-10-02
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282
14  2016-02-14
Wild Horse Loop - Bulldog Canyon
8  2016-01-31
Wild Horse - Bulldog Canyon Trail
5  2016-01-21 hikingaz2
Author hikingaz2
author avatar Guides 1
Routes 143
Photos 1,422
Trips 195 map ( 1,599 miles )
Age 75 Male Gender
Location Mesa,Az
Co-Author HAZ_Hikebot
co-author avatarGuides 16,879
Routes 15,956
Photos 24
Trips 1 map (6 Miles)
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov
Sun  7:11am - 6:11pm
Official Route
5 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Bulldog Canyon via FR3554
0.0 mi away
10.0 mi
1,534 ft
Peak 2972 - Usery Mountains
Peak 2972 - Usery Mountains
0.0 mi away
4.2 mi
1,340 ft
Lone Mountain 2809 - E J Peak
Lone Mountain 2809 - E J Peak
0.0 mi away
2.0 mi
800 ft
Wild Horse Trail - AKA Lead Trail
Wild Horse Trail - AKA Lead Trail
0.1 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
0.9 mi away
Scorpion Trail - Hawes
Scorpion Trail - Hawes
1.1 mi away
2.0 mi
9 ft
Lost Sheep Trail
Lost Sheep Trail
1.6 mi away
1.5 mi
Desert Hawk Loop - Usery
1.8 mi away
0.5 mi
30 ft
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Alternative Pass Mtn Access
by hikingaz2 & HAZ_Hikebot

Likely In-Season!
This description needs a rewrite as the full spur from the loop of the Maricopa Trail.

Parked at the Bulldog Canyon Usery Pass TH. The entrance to the new Maricopa County Trail - Usery Spur is located at the South East corner of the dirt parking lot. I try to stay away from parking on North East side due to the amount of nails that I have found due to people bringing pallets out and burning them for camp fires.

This trail is smooth and mostly free of rocks. It's a great trail for bikes and trail runners. I went up to the intersection of the Pass Mountain Loop Trail and turned around. This would make a great route up to Pass Mountain Saddle. Then return to get some miles in and forget about the rocks on the South and East side of Pass Mountain Loop Trail. Will be interesting when they complete the whole Maricopa Trail Loop totaling 242 miles. Maybe I should get a head start and hike the trails that they have finished, would be a good project.

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2016-01-21 hikingaz2 & HAZ_Hikebot
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Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To hike
From US 60 Take Ellsworth Rd. North and continue on Usery Mtn. Rd. Parking is 1.6 miles North of Usery Mountain Regional Park, or 3/10th of a mile North of Mile Marker 22. It's a dirt lot on the East side of the road.
page created by hikingaz2 on Jan 21 2016 4:52 pm
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