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Round Mountain Park Loop - 6 members in 23 triplogs have rated this an average 3.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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May 16 2017
fricknaley
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44 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar May 16 2017
fricknaley
Hiking4.01 Miles 803 AEG
Hiking4.01 Miles   2 Hrs   16 Mns   1.87 mph
803 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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decided to try something different on the way home so we hit up the Round Mountain Park in Globe and did the outer perimeter loop. nice little park with some interesting trails and scenery!

stopped at the salt river canyon rest area on the way and goofed around a little. beautiful place

great little mothers day getaway
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Oct 29 2016
PrestonSands
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42 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 29 2016
PrestonSands
Hiking3.00 Miles 612 AEG
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Recovering from being sick, I needed a break from the house, so I headed to Globe. Had just enough time for a late afternoon hike after arriving in Globe, so I hit up Round Mountain Park. The park is looking great, and there are quite a few signs identifying native plants now. While talking with SkyIslander16 on the phone at the summit, my hand brushed a hornet or yellowjacket nest, and the little bastards nailed me a few times. SkyIslander got to hear me running and cursing as I fled the summit. After the hike, I picked up a ticket for the Globe Ghost Tour, and then headed to La Casita for dinner.
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Apr 01 2016
outdoor_lover
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56 female
 Joined Aug 19 2011
 Scottsdale, AZ
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 01 2016
outdoor_lover
Hiking2.25 Miles 516 AEG
Hiking2.25 Miles
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The Day after my Payson Trip, I had to make a Run out to San Carlos, so I planned a little Hike in Globe on the way back. I've been wanting to see this Park since several have done it and enjoyed it so much. I was limited on Time so I just did the West/East Loop with Side Trips to an Arch and the Flag at the Peak.

Decided to try some Duct Tape on the Foot, to see if that helped out the Trail Runners, but not sure if it helped or not, because I ended up stopping a lot and burning up some Camera Battery on all the Blooms out there. It certainly didn't make anything worse although the existing Blister heated up a couple of Times still....Between the Flowers, the Clouds, and approaching Storm, I stayed plenty busy. I spent more Time than I should have, but it was worth it.... :) No Brace again today, the Trail was very smooth and easy again, so the Ankle did fine... :)

And just FYI, if you haven't driven 60 between Gonzales Pass and the far end of Globe, what a Pain in the Ass. You may as well Double your Drive Time if you go that way. Road Construction for most of the Way including in the Town of Globe for a Water Main...Certainly would not want to do this Drive on a Weekend, although by late Afternoon on Friday, they had a least stopped and opened up the Lanes in a few Places. There is also a lot of Blasting going on, so you might want to call ahead if you make this Drive during the Week...Luckily, I did this on Friday, as the Day before, the Highway would have been completely closed for 4 Hours....

Definitely plan on hitting the Rest of this Park when I get around in that Area again.... :)
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The Poppies in Claypool (between Miami and Globe) along Highway 60 are Peaked...Explosive Poppy Color through the whole Section. Lots of different Wildflowers going at the Round Mountain Park. I would say just a tad past Peak. The Flowers are starting to look stressed probably due to not enough Rain and a little early Heat....

dry McCormick Wash Dry Dry

dry McMillen Wash Dry Dry

dry Ruiz Canyon Dry Dry
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Apr 05 2015
lil_tortoise_h
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33 male
 Joined May 23 2011
 Mesa, AZ
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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lil_tortoise_hiker
Hiking3.41 Miles 700 AEG
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Me and the fiancé were up in globe again so we went to check out some more of round mountain. We did an outer trail loop with a couple of side trails thrown in. Super cool area.
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Mar 21 2015
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33 male
 Joined May 23 2011
 Mesa, AZ
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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lil_tortoise_hiker
Hiking2.50 Miles 612 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   2.03 mph
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Spent the weekend up in Globe with some of my fiancé's family. We took the kids on this little hike Saturday morning. We did the loop west to east trail. Pretty nice trail.
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Feb 17 2015
SkyIslander18
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49 male
 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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SkyIslander18
Hiking4.65 Miles 700 AEG
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Stop #3 on our day road trip.
We ended the hiking portion of the trip with a fun outer loop around the park.
A little early yet in the year to see the flowers or Bonker's hedgehogs, but that's ok, still a great hiking park to visit anytime and we shall return a little later this year for the good flora stuff ;)

A short drive down the Hwy for dinner at Apache Gold Casino and then on home to Safford ended the day.
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Apr 03 2014
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 Joined Dec 22 2009
 Vista, CA
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Run/Jog3.59 Miles 1,180 AEG
Run/Jog3.59 Miles      51 Mns   4.22 mph
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Feb 12 2014
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 Joined Dec 22 2009
 Vista, CA
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Run/Jog4.35 Miles 1,180 AEG
Run/Jog4.35 Miles      57 Mns   4.58 mph
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Jan 11 2014
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 Joined Dec 22 2009
 Vista, CA
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Run/Jog3.64 Miles 600 AEG
Run/Jog3.64 Miles   1 Hour   8 Mns   3.77 mph
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Well, didn't make it to Pinal Peak; opted for something a little closer instead. Couldn't find all my hiking gear so decided to take a long run instead. Stumbled on Round Mountain Park after leaving the local Gun Show at the Elk's Lodge. Nice little park! Who knew!? It's practically next door to the house...

I can see the various trails will provide ample variety so I won't get bored too quickly. There's also enough up-down so one gets a good workout. Have to pay close attention to the trails (unlike my old Poway/Vista runs); hate to break an ankle (or worse...) or step on a rattle snake... All in all, a nice place!
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Dec 22 2013
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49 male
 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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SkyIslander18
Hiking4.80 Miles 710 AEG
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Drove to Globe today with family to meet family for a Christmas gift exchange. While the family spent the afternoon at Apache Gold casino, I broke away down the highway and spent a couple of hours hiking at Round Mountain Park. I am always jealous of this cool little hiking park that Globe has, I wish Safford would construct one just like it in the Pinaleno foothills! I completed the description loop + the Bull's Eye Loop under a clear blue sky with perfect temps before driving back to the casino to lose a little more money.

Seeing family, a great hike & the scenic snow capped mountain views on the drive back home all made for a very enjoyable day!
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Mar 26 2013
Charger55
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 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Charger55
Hiking3.23 Miles 612 AEG
Hiking3.23 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   2.58 mph
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There was still some sunlight left on my way back from Safford so I stopped in Globe to do a late afternoon hike. Instead of doing the hike listed in the description, which I've done before, I did the East-West loop to the summit that's popular with locals. Then I explored some side trails that I missed the last time. One of them takes you to an area with some mini arches.
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May 14 2012
Charger55
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 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Charger55
Hiking3.00 Miles 612 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs      1.50 mph
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Way nicer than I was anticipating. Yes, it's an urban hike, but I really liked the juxtaposition of lush green vegetation with maroon (sometimes burgundy) boulders. It's an ecosystem you just won't see in the Valley. From atop Round Mountain you get good 360 views of Globe and the surrounding region so you can scope out your next hike. Actually, that's my recommendation for this one. Since it's so short, use it as an early morning warmup for something else in area. Or combine it with a trip to Tonto National Monument and a stop at one of Globe's better Mexican joints and it makes a nice daytrip for the family.
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Jun 22 2011
SkyIslander18
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 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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SkyIslander18
Hiking4.65 Miles 850 AEG
Hiking4.65 Miles   2 Hrs   6 Mns   3.44 mph
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Grandparents needed their casino fix so I drove them to Apache gold, dropped them off and drove into Globe to do a quick hike around the park. This is such a cool hiking park! Started at noon in 100+ temps and completed the far outer loop along with a trip up to the summit & the bullseye loop. They have completed another trail since my last visit, but it just got way to hot to check it out on this trip. Saw an unbelievable number of Bonker's hedgehogs (none blooming) on the south side of the Boulder Canyon trail & a small fox running through the boulders on the last leg out. Very hot, but very enjoyable 1/2 day in Globe!
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Dec 28 2010
SkyIslander18
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 Joined Sep 29 2004
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Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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SkyIslander18
Hiking4.60 Miles 612 AEG
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This is one well thought out and put together hiking park! I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back again. The boulder canyon section was the highlight of my trip!
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Aug 24 2009
tyrone anderso
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 Joined Jul 28 2004
 payson, az
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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tyrone anderson
Hiking3.00 Miles 612 AEG
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Just hiked/jogged/skipped this trail this afternoon and I liked it. When you get up to the flag you can view most of Globe and the surrounding mountains including the Pinals. I don't know if it's worth a 3 hour drive to hike it but if you happen to close by and wanna spend an hour or so doing a cool hike, this would be it.
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Jan 30 2009
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 Oro Valley, AZ
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Hiking1.70 Miles 409 AEG
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Another quick hike on the way back from Show Low: hiked from the trailhead up to the top of Round Mountain via the West Trail, and returned the same way.
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Jan 27 2009
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 Oro Valley, AZ
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
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Hiking3.40 Miles 650 AEG
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I did this hike on the way up to help the Show Low store. Started at 5:15, got done at dark. Afterward, I went to Chalo's for dinner, but it just wasn't the same without friends there.
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Apr 16 2008
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 Gold Canyon, AZ
Round Mountain Park LoopGlobe, AZ
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Hiking3.00 Miles 612 AEG
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It was a windy day at the summit. I could hear the flag snapping in the wind. Not a sole around, I enjoyed this hike.
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Apr 25 2007
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 Oro Valley, AZ
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Hiking2.00 Miles 612 AEG
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This was my one last effort to check out desert wildflowers before the crippling heat of summer arrives. The blooming frenzy was definately dying down, but there were still quite a few blooms to be seen.
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Apr 09 2007
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Hiking2.00 Miles 612 AEG
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I decided to hike this instead of the Pinals on my lunch break, as I wanted to see if there were any wildflowers in bloom. There were flowers everwhere! 800,000 Bonker's Hedgehog cacti were in bloom along the trails. Beautiful!
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