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Talon Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 2.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,113 feet
Elevation Gain 193 feet
Accumulated Gain 206 feet
Avg Time One Way 1.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 3.59
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Routes 454
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Trips 646 map ( 5,869 miles )
Age 53 Male Gender
Location Mesa, AZ
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Preferred Dec, Jan, Feb, Nov → 7 AM
Sun  7:25am - 5:54pm
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Usery's Newest Addition
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A new trail has been added to the Usery Park trail system. As of November 2022, the online maps at Maricopa County's website still do not have this trail listed, so here on HAZ is the only place you can get the deets.

This trail has 3 segments, north and south portions that are newly built, and a middle segment that's just the Pass Mountain Trail, but it appears that the Talon and Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282 coincide at this part.

Starting from the trailhead along Usery Pass Road, take the trail uphill heading southeast. There is also another unofficial trail at this trailhead that heads northeast and will take you to the MT Spur and over to the Hawes Trail System. The Talon Trail is clearly marked with official park signs. Take this uphill and in about a mile you will hit the junction with Pass Mountain Trail. The signage seems to imply that this is now also the Talon Trail, or that by continuing south on the Pass Mountain Trail you will again hit the Talon Trail.

After 0.8 miles, you will see the junction with the south segment of the Talon Trail. The trail now heads southwest towards the playground and campground areas, where it meets up with the Chain Fruit Trail. It seems to parallel a small wash at first, making one crossing before it crosses the main road inside the park and past the campgrounds. This junction is just a few feet west of the junction of a small spur trail to the Cholla Forest Campground.

From this point, you can head back to the trailhead on Usery Pass Road, or explore further into the park. Access can also be made from one of the many parking areas inside the park, but a little extra hiking will be necessary to get to where you'll start on this trail.

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2022-11-25 DarthStiller
  • Usery Trails 2019 Map
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    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 - 2021 [ fees ]

$7 per vehicle,$85 annual or trade your first born for the life pass

$2 walk, bike or horse ride into park

2021 [ hours ] - varies by park & season

Paved - Car Okay

To hike
Take Usery Pass/Ellsworth Road north to the park entrance. Continue approximately one mile north, on the east side of the road is a new trailhead. This is approximately a half mile south of the Bulldog Canyon OHV area trailhead.
page created by DarthStiller on Nov 25 2022 7:41 pm

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