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Chain Fruit Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
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Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 1,886 feet
Elevation Gain 92 feet
Accumulated Gain 95 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.3
Kokopelli Seeds 1.32
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7  2019-01-20 DarthStiller
Author DarthStiller
author avatar Guides 15
Routes 198
Photos 5,634
Trips 398 ( 3,470 miles )
Age 49 Male Gender
Location Mesa, AZ
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Preferred   Oct, Jan, Feb, May → Any
Seasons   Late Autumn to Late Spring
Sun  7:12am - 6:10pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Moon Rock Trail
Moon Rock Trail
0.1 mi away
1.4 mi
75 ft
Crimson Wash Trail - Usery
0.2 mi away
1.1 mi
128 ft
Merkle Memorial Trail
0.3 mi away
0.9 mi
62 ft
Blevins Trail
Blevins Trail
0.5 mi away
3.1 mi
340 ft
Noso Trail - Usery
Noso Trail - Usery
0.5 mi away
1.0 mi
115 ft
Levee Trail - Usery
0.5 mi away
1.6 mi
100 ft
Vista Trail - Usery
0.6 mi away
0.7 mi
140 ft
Coleman Trail - Usery Park
0.7 mi away
0.3 mi
39 ft
Amigos Wash Trail
0.7 mi away
1.2 mi
-150 ft
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282
0.8 mi away
7.4 mi
1,194 ft
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Fauna Nearby
Swinging at the chains
by DarthStiller

Likely In-Season!
Overview
The southern end connects to the northwest corner of the Blevins Trail, 0.1 miles north of the beginning of the Moon Rock Trail. The northern end of it connects to the Lost Sheep Trail, a half mile south of the Nature Center. There are two also spur trails along the trail that connect to the campground areas inside the park.


Hike
The trail is mostly level, having a very moderate climb heading northwest, just over 90 feet in one mile. Pass Mountain is prominent to the east, and "Phoenix" mountain to the north. To the west through the vegetation glimpses of the Sierra Estrella in the distance can be seen at times, along with an occasional view of the nearby house at the top of the hill.

The predominant vegetation is obviously chain fruit chollas, but the typical gang of Sonoran desert plants such as saguaros and creosote are also in abundance.

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2019-01-21 DarthStiller
  • Usery Trails 2019 Map
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    Usery Trails 2019 Map

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


Directions
Map Drive
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Paved - Car Okay

To hike
Inside Usery Park, park at the small parking lot at the southwest corner of the Blevins Drive loop. Take the trail past the picnic area to the Blevins Trail to access the south end of the trail.

Access to the north end is from the Nature Center along Usery Park Road just inside the park entrance.
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