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Merkle Memorial Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 0.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,890 feet
Elevation Gain 50 feet
Accumulated Gain 62 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.21
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5  2019-04-11 Tortoise_Hiker
9  2019-04-04
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282
8  2019-02-17
Vista Trail - Usery
5  2018-04-18
Grandpa Day
3  2018-01-10 Tortoise_Hiker
6  2017-01-10 Tortoise_Hiker
5  2011-04-30 castrawn
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec → 7 AM
Seasons   Late Autumn to Early Spring
Sun  6:14am - 6:23pm
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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.

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Grandpa Day
Better results today. We didn't let Lily get lost. We did the loop hike and the Vista trail to the top then over to the playground. We picked up trash and walked over to the ramada next door to throw it away. The lady there said we just missed a rattlesnake. It slithered by the ramada on his way home :o . Palo Verde trees have a nice bloom and we saw a few Saguaro blossoms too. Stopped by the nature center to see the reptile exhibit and a nice variety of birds out back at the feeders and water feature. :D :y:
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Not a good start to Grandpa Wednesday. Trying to work around my new schedule. Forgot kids get out an hour early on Wednesdays. Then I let Lily go ahead of us on the trail to use restroom and she got lost for 10-15 minutes. ](*,) Lucky the trail circles back except for the .1 section to the parking/restroom. She missed it and we did a second lap to find her. We need to work on those skills :oops: . Playground and five buck lunches went better. I'm still in the doghouse, though. :doh: [-(
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A little grandpa Tuesday hike with the grandkids plus one cousin Destinee. Because of the possible afternoon rain we changed up our schedule. Swim,visitor center to see the critters,hike,playground (shortened by lightning),PeiWei,ZOYO, take home, SLEEP! :lol: :y:

Permit $$
Maricopa Regional Parks - Fees more info

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

$2 walk, bike or horse ride into park

Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To hike
From Mesa go east on US 60 past Power Road to Ellsworth. Head north on Ellsworth which eventually turns into Usery Pass Road somewhere north of McDowell I believe. Usery Mountain Recreation area where the trailhead is located is east of this road. It's not hard to find. Enter the park. Follow Usery Park Road 1.4 miles to the trailhead on the right.
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