Tonto National Forest

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107 mi 173 km

Hikes

344 mi 554 km

Trails
Gems
2 Gems

Easy Trails
10 Trails
Intermediate Trails
32 Trails
Hard Trails
6 Trails

Food and Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

Tortilla Flat Have a Sioux City Sarsaparilla with local snake wrangler Tony Suttile.
1 Main St, Apache Junction AZ — (480) 984-1776
260 Cafe The waitress here is absolutely darling... Pumpkin Pecan pancakes are AMAZING...
803 3 Highway 260, Payson AZ — (928) 474-5581
Sal & Teresa's Mexican Restaurant The best Mexican restaurant in town.
Beeline Cafe If you are looking for a diner this is it. Great food, fresh salads, turkey, gravy mashed and cranberries. Yum. Not fancy. Just good.
815 S Beeline Hwy., Payson AZ — (928) 474-9960
Fargo's Steakhouse Get the coconut crusted salmon and garlic mashed potatoes... Divine!
Alfonso's Mexican The Alfonso's Burrito is literally 2-3 meals. Mmm
Beeline Hwy, Payson AZ — (928) 468-6178
Cardo's Pizza Try the French Onion Soup. Its yummy
Native Grill & Wings - Payson Always enjoy myself here. Very willing to make things right for you:-)
210 E. Highway 260, Payson AZ — (928) 474-6883
Pizza Factory Breadsticks are awesome! Best pizza on town!
Gerardo's Firewood Cafe Had the spaghetti and meat balls it was excellent
512 N Beeline Hwy, Payson AZ — (928) 468-6500
Crosswinds Restaurant - Home Of The Million Dollar View Breakfast is awesome and worth the wait if it's crowded!
800 W Airport Rd, Payson AZ — (928) 474-1613
Crosswinds Restaurant Great pancake sandwich !
800 W Airport Rd, Payson AZ — (928) 474-1613
Cafe Bink Try for the outside patio...special view up to Black Mountain!
Horny Toad Touristy as all get out, but who cares? It's so much fun, and the BBQ is delicious! Parking can be a problem; luckily, the Cave Creek main drag is very pro-pedestrian, so you can park and walk.
Chef Sara's Raw Vegan Academy & Cafe Only the best food on the planet is served here. Truly an amazing experience.
Z's Asian Fusion Our Business Hours for this summer! :)
Barro's Pizza Eat in or take out, nice little place with great pizza.

Areas Within Tonto National Forest

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Trails in Tonto National Forest - 36

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Apache Junction, AZ
2.4 mi 3.9 km Apache Junction, AZ
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Apache Junction, AZ
8.0 mi 12.9 km Apache Junction, AZ
All Clear
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Dry
93 days ago
1.5 mi 2.4 km
#3 Wind Cave Trail
Apache Junction, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km Apache Junction, AZ
Unknown
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Payson, AZ
6.2 mi 9.9 km Payson, AZ
All Clear
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Some Mud: We hiked backpacked this loop in mid-March, 2017 and found the conditions to be great. Much more water than we expected!
69 days ago
7.5 mi 12.0 km
#5 Pass Mountain Trail
Mesa, AZ
7.5 mi 12.0 km Mesa, AZ
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6.2 mi 10.0 km
#6 Peralta Canyon Trail
Gold Camp, AZ
6.2 mi 10.0 km Gold Camp, AZ
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
22 days ago
Tonto Basin, AZ
19.1 mi 30.8 km Tonto Basin, AZ
Unknown
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17.5 mi 28.2 km
#8 Dutchman Trail #104
Apache Junction, AZ
17.5 mi 28.2 km Apache Junction, AZ
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Star Valley, AZ
3.3 mi 5.3 km Star Valley, AZ
Bad / Closed
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Muddy, Snowy, Icy, Fallen Trees - As of 2/25/17, this Trail is heavily snowed in above 6900 feet and has major creek crossings and unmaintained bit...
85 days ago
Gold Camp, AZ
3.5 mi 5.6 km Gold Camp, AZ
All Clear
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Dry
93 days ago
4.6 mi 7.4 km
#11 Flume Trail
Pine, AZ
4.6 mi 7.4 km Pine, AZ
Unknown
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Superior, AZ
18.7 mi 30.1 km Superior, AZ
All Clear
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Dry
68 days ago
3.5 mi 5.6 km
#13 Hawes Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.5 mi 5.6 km Fountain Hills, AZ
Unknown
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Apache Junction, AZ
3.0 mi 4.9 km Apache Junction, AZ
Unknown
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3.2 mi 5.1 km
#15 Saguaro Trail
Mesa, AZ
3.2 mi 5.1 km Mesa, AZ
Unknown
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Apache Junction, AZ
9.4 mi 15.1 km Apache Junction, AZ
All Clear
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Dry
7 days ago
1.4 mi 2.3 km
#17 Saddle Trail
Mesa, AZ
1.4 mi 2.3 km Mesa, AZ
Unknown
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Apache Junction, AZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km Apache Junction, AZ
Unknown
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Apache Junction, AZ
2.8 mi 4.6 km Apache Junction, AZ
Unknown
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Apache Junction, AZ
3.3 mi 5.3 km Apache Junction, AZ
Unknown
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