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Tonto National Forest

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577 mi 928 km of trail 22 Runs

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 9 Trails Intermediate Trails 54 Trails Hard Trails 36 Trails
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gem Favorite Cliff jumpers take advantage of the scenery for excellent action shots (we saw one person jump from the top of the waterfall)

Fossil Creek Falls

(15) Pine, AZ
gem Favorite This is just a sampling of the hieroglyphics you'll see along the trail.

Hieroglyphs

(12) Apache…, AZ

Runs in Tonto National Forest - 22

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Favorite The saddle above Flatiron Trail, lit by the city, about 2:30AM. For me, the moment the camera earned its pack weight.
Difficult

Superstition Ridgeline

11.2 mi 18.1 km • Point to Point • 3,431 ft Ascent 1045.89 m Ascent

(24) Apache…, AZ
Favorite Along the Peralta Canyon Trail, you'll have a spectacular view of the mountains behind you as you're on your way to Weaver's Needle.
Intermediate

Peralta Out and Back

4.5 mi 7.2 km • Loop • 1,338 ft Ascent 407.81 m Ascent

(30) Gold Camp, AZ
Favorite Along the Peralta Canyon Trail, you'll have a spectacular view of the mountains behind you as you're on your way to Weaver's Needle.
Difficult

Weavers Needle Loop

12.7 mi 20.4 km • Loop • 2,643 ft Ascent 805.52 m Ascent

(20) Gold Camp, AZ
Favorite This is just a sampling of the hieroglyphics you'll see along the trail.
Intermediate

Hieroglyphic Trail #101

3.0 mi 4.8 km • Out and Back • 571 ft Ascent 174.16 m Ascent

(16) Apache…, AZ
Favorite Cliff jumpers take advantage of the scenery for excellent action shots (we saw one person jump from the top of the waterfall)
Difficult

Fossil Springs Trail

8.7 mi 14.0 km • Out and Back • 1,426 ft Ascent 434.7 m Ascent

(12) Pine, AZ
Favorite It's a gorgeous view from the top of the Black Mesa Trail.
Intermediate

Second Water/Black Mesa/Dutchman Loop

9.3 mi 14.9 km • Loop • 994 ft Ascent 302.89 m Ascent

(9) Apache…, AZ
Favorite Peralta Canyon Trail.
Intermediate

Miners Needle Loop

8.5 mi 13.6 km • Loop • 1,190 ft Ascent 362.85 m Ascent

(11) Gold Camp, AZ
Favorite The Four Peaks segment of the AZT offers great views of Theodore Roosevelt Lake.
Difficult

Four Peaks

12.4 mi 19.9 km • Out and Back • 2,074 ft Ascent 632.12 m Ascent

(3) Tonto B…, AZ

Trails in Tonto National Forest - 77

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2.4 mi 3.9 km #1Siphon Draw Trail #53
Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Difficult
2.4 mi 3.9 km Apache Junction, AZ 34 
8.0 mi 12.9 km #2Superstition Ridgeline Trail
Very Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Very Difficult
8.0 mi 12.9 km Apache Junction, AZ
3.9 mi 6.4 km #3200 Trail
Difficult
Payson, AZ
Difficult
3.9 mi 6.4 km Payson, AZ
2.7 mi 4.4 km #4Butcher Jones Trail #463
Intermediate
Apache Junction, AZ
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.4 km Apache Junction, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Wind Cave Trail
Intermediate
Apache Junction, AZ
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Apache Junction, AZ 18 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #6Massacre Grounds Trail
Intermediate
Apache Junction, AZ
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.4 km Apache Junction, AZ
6.2 mi 10.0 km #7Peralta Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Gold Camp, AZ
Intermediate
6.2 mi 10.0 km Gold Camp, AZ
3.5 mi 5.7 km #8Horton Creek Trail
Intermediate
Star Valley, AZ
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.7 km Star Valley, AZ
0.4 mi 0.7 km #9Lower Cliff Dwelling Trail
Intermediate
Tonto Basin, AZ
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.7 km Tonto Basin, AZ
29.9 mi 48.0 km #10AZT - Passage 19 - Superstition Wilderness
Intermediate
Superior, AZ
Intermediate
29.9 mi 48.0 km Superior, AZ
7.5 mi 12.1 km #11Pass Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Apache Junction, AZ
Intermediate
7.5 mi 12.1 km Apache Junction, AZ
7.8 mi 12.6 km #12Boulder Canyon Trail #103
Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Difficult
7.8 mi 12.6 km Apache Junction, AZ
18.7 mi 30.1 km #13AZT - Passage 18 - Reavis Canyon
Intermediate
Superior, AZ
Intermediate
18.7 mi 30.1 km Superior, AZ
3.3 mi 5.3 km #14Second Water Trail #236
Intermediate
Apache Junction, AZ
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.3 km Apache Junction, AZ
49.9 mi 80.2 km #15Highline Trail #31 (NRT)
Intermediate
Star Valley, AZ
Intermediate
49.9 mi 80.2 km Star Valley, AZ
18.7 mi 30.1 km #16Dutchman Trail #104
Difficult
Gold Camp, AZ
Difficult
18.7 mi 30.1 km Gold Camp, AZ
3.3 mi 5.3 km #17See Canyon Trail #184
Difficult
Star Valley, AZ
Difficult
3.3 mi 5.3 km Star Valley, AZ
5.7 mi 9.2 km #18Lost Goldmine Trail: East
Difficult
Apache Junction, AZ
Difficult
5.7 mi 9.2 km Apache Junction, AZ
4.6 mi 7.4 km #19Flume Trail
Intermediate
Pine, AZ
Intermediate
4.6 mi 7.4 km Pine, AZ
6.2 mi 9.9 km #20Barnhardt Trail #43
Difficult
Payson, AZ
Difficult
6.2 mi 9.9 km Payson, AZ

Photos of Tonto National Forest - 183

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Dawn from the top of Flatiron Trail
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
The saddle above Flatiron Trail, lit by the city, about 2:30AM. For me, the moment the camera earned its pack weight.
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Moonbow on way up Carney slope.
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Moonbow halfway up the initial Carney Spring climb.
Jan 25, 2020 near Apache…, AZ
Along the Peralta Canyon Trail, you'll have a spectacular view of the mountains behind you as you're on your way to Weaver's Needle.
Apr 19, 2017 near Gold Camp, AZ
The Four Peaks segment of the AZT offers great views of Theodore Roosevelt Lake.
Mar 27, 2017 near Tonto B…, AZ
Peralta Canyon Trail.
Oct 12, 2016 near Gold Camp, AZ
Weaver's Needle stands prominently in the distance.
Feb 17, 2017 near Apache…, AZ

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