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Usery Mountain Regional Park

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Located on the Valley’s east side, this park takes in 3,648 acres set at the western end of the Goldfield Mountains, adjacent to the Tonto National Forest.  The park contains a large variety of plants and animals that call the lower Sonoran Desert home.


3939 N. Usery Pass Road
Mesa, AZ 85207
Ph: 480-984-0032

Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year

Location:

  • From central Phoenix, I-10 east to US 60 east.

  • Exit Ellsworth Road north to the Usery Mountain Regional Park entrance.


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Along the most popular feature of the park, the Wind Cave Trail, water seeps from the roof of the alcove to support hanging gardens of Rock Daisy. The Wind Cave is formed at the boundary between the volcanic tuff and granite on Pass Mountain. Breathtaking views from this 2,840-foot elevation are offered to all visitors.

Picnicking
Usery Mountain Regional Park offers a Day-Use Picnic Area and a Group Picnic Area. The Day Use Picnic Area provides a table, barbecue grill, drinking water, and restrooms for each site. These sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For large groups wanting to picnic together, weddings, or office parties, consider renting a ramada areas. Usery Mountain Regional Park has two group areas, each offers two large ramadas with picnic tables and patio, barbecue grills, drinking water, electrical outlets, campfire pits, flood lights, and a nearby playground.

These ramadas can be reserved for a fee in four-hour increments. If not marked as reserved, they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Camping
Usery Mountain Regional Park offers a campground with 73 individual sites. Each site has a large parking area to accommodate up to a 45' RV and is a "Developed Site," with water and electrical hook-ups, dump station, a picnic table, barbecue grill, and fire ring. Usery Mountain Regional Park provides immaculate restrooms with flush toilets and hot water showers. All sites in the campground may be reserved online at http://www.maricopacountyparks.org/.

Large groups can reserve one of two Usery Mountain Regional Park Group Campgrounds. Each has one large ramada containing six tables, large patio, and shared restrooms with showers. Hookups for RV's are not available. The Group Campground can be reserved for a fee and requires a commitment of six units to utilize that facility for dry camping.

Hiking
Usery Mountain Regional Park offers over 29 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Park trails range in length from 0.2 miles to over 7 miles, and range in difficulty from easy to difficult.

If you are looking for an easy, relatively short hike, the Merkle Trail is barrier-free. If you are looking for a long more difficult hike, try the 7.1-mile Pass Mountain Trail. Another visitor favorite is the Wind Cave Trail, that reaches high onto the mountain side and allows hikers onto the adjacent Tonto National Forest.

The trails within the Usery Mountain Regional Park are very popular because they have enough elevation to offer spectacular vistas of surrounding plains. Whether you are looking across the plain, flat land, south of the recreation area, or to the west or north great distances or surrounding mountains can be seen and enjoyed.

All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail users are encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.

Always remember to carry plenty of water and let someone know where you are going.

Trails

  1. Amigos Wash: 1.1 mi
  2. Blevins Trail: 3.0 m loop
  3. Cat Peaks : 1.1 mi
  4. Cat Peaks Pass : 0.3 mi
  5. Channel: 1.2 mi
  6. Coleman: 0.3 mi
  7. County Line : 1 mi
  8. Crismon Wash : 0.9 mi
  9. Levee: 1.6 mi
  10. Meridian : 0.9 mi
  11. Merkle: 0.9 mi loop, barrier-free
  12. Moon Rock: 1.4 mi
  13. Nighthawk Wash : 0.5 mi
  14. Noso: 1.0 mi
  15. Pass Mountain : 7.4 mi loop
  16. Ruidoso: 1.3 mi
  17. Signal Wash : 0.5 mi
  18. Spillway: 1.2 mi
  19. Vista : 0.6 mi hike only
  20. Wind Cave : 1.5 mi hike only

 

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