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Usery Mountain South Summit, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,937 feet
Elevation Gain 902 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.91
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Backpack No
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Author quintonmoran
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Trips 1 map ( 1 miles )
Age 23 Male Gender
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Preferred   Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  6:09am - 6:36pm
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The highest point within the city limits of Mesa
by quintonmoran

Likely In-Season!
Notice
This hike crosses private property. Access is subject to the rules and regulations of the Las Sendas Community Association. Please observe posted signs and respect nearby homeowners.


Overview
Usery Mountain South is the highest point within Mesa city limits. Usery Mountain South is just under a mile south of the higher northern Usery summit, Usery Benchmark. The land to the East and South of Usery Mountain is private property. Therefore, the only legal way to access the summit trail is from the western trailhead about a quarter mile north of Thomas Rd on Hawes Rd behind the gate with the yellow arrow.

Parking
There is no parking at the trailhead. The closest parking is immediately west of Hawes Rd on Thomas Rd.

Hike
The trail, created by local hikers, has many cairns guiding your path to the summit. It is primitive and slippery in some areas but, for the most part, is fairly well marked and maintained.

Check out the Official Route.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

Leave No Trace and +Add a Triplog after your hike to support this local community.

2018-10-22 quintonmoran
    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 $$
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    Directions
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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Phoenix:
    - Take AZ-202 Loop E towards N Power Rd in Mesa.
    - Take exit 23A for N Power Rd and head south towards E McDowell Rd
    - Turn East on E McDowell Rd towards Hawes Rd
    - Turn North on Hawes Rd towards Thomas Rd
    - Take Hawes Rd North for about a 1 mile
    - Turn West on Thomas Rd and park in the dirt pull-offs immediately west of Hawes Rd
    page created by quintonmoran on Oct 20 2018 12:18 pm
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