Maricopa Trail: Usery Mountain Visitor's Center to Bulldog
ElevationAscent: 1,079' 329 m
Descent: -1,079' -329 m
High: 2,361' 720 m
Low: 1,853' 565 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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“A series of trails that are easy to run with some less traveled portions.”— Doug Baer
Be prepared for some traffic (MTB and a other runners at the beginning, but that thins out a lot once you break off the Pass Mountain Trail for the final push which is, thankfully, downhill!
This trail collection starts out from the Visitor's Center on the new Lost Sheep Trail, which is graded for mountain bikes and has quite a bit of traffic on it. Continuing on (stay left) to the Moon Rock Trail for a bit and then to Blevins Trail (turn left) to the horse staging area, you cut through and get on the Pass Mountain Trail towards the Wind Cave Trail trailhead, then keep following Pass Mountain Trail onto the Maricopa Trail: Pass Mountain Trail Connector towards the Bulldog parking area. From there, you can continue on along the road up to the Wild Horse Trail to continue your Maricopa Trail journey as far as you'd like to take it.
It is roughly 3 km back to the Visitor's Center along the road if you don't want to run the whole path in reverse to get back to your vehicle.
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Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks