Tonto National Forest

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98 mi 158 km

Hikes

344 mi 554 km

Trails
Gems
2 Gems

Easy Trails
10 Trails
Intermediate Trails
31 Trails
Hard Trails
6 Trails

Food & 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
Culver's Nice place to relax with family and to grab a quick bite. Management is nice and the employees are super kind people. Also, you can't skip a concrete mixer!
805 E Hwy 260, Payson AZ — (928) 363-4433
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
Ayothaya Amazing food. Try the pad woo sen or garlic garden.
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!
Jimmy John's
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.
Women's Hands-On Bike Maintenance Basics: Jun 29 - Paradise Valley REI
In this women's class, an REI Expert Mechanic will teach you how to lube a chain, fix a flat in record time and make other minor adjustments to your bike. Bring your own bike. Seats are limited to accommodate hands on practice. Details
Night Hiking Phoenix's Best Places: Jul 1 - Beverly Canyon - South Mountain Park/Preserve
Join the REI Outdoor School on a hike to view Phoenix's great outdoors at night. We'll introduce you to local natural gems, teach you a few tips to make hiking more comfortable and help you confidently enjoy the beauty of the Sonoran Desert under the stars. See location details for the destination! Details
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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
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1.5 mi 2.4 km
#3 Wind Cave Trail
Apache Junction, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km Apache Junction, AZ
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Payson, AZ
6.2 mi 9.9 km Payson, AZ
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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
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Mostly Dry
59 days ago
Tonto Basin, AZ
19.1 mi 30.8 km Tonto Basin, AZ
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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
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Gold Camp, AZ
3.5 mi 5.6 km Gold Camp, AZ
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Dry
27 days ago
4.6 mi 7.4 km
#11 Flume Trail
Pine, AZ
4.6 mi 7.4 km Pine, AZ
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Superior, AZ
18.7 mi 30.1 km Superior, AZ
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3.5 mi 5.6 km
#13 Hawes Trail
Fountain Hills, AZ
3.5 mi 5.6 km Fountain Hills, AZ
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Apache Junction, AZ
3.0 mi 4.9 km Apache Junction, AZ
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3.2 mi 5.1 km
#15 Saguaro Trail
Mesa, AZ
3.2 mi 5.1 km Mesa, AZ
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Apache Junction, AZ
9.4 mi 15.1 km Apache Junction, AZ
All Clear
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Dry
44 days ago
1.4 mi 2.3 km
#17 Saddle Trail
Mesa, AZ
1.4 mi 2.3 km Mesa, AZ
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Apache Junction, AZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km Apache Junction, AZ
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Apache Junction, AZ
2.8 mi 4.6 km Apache Junction, AZ
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Apache Junction, AZ
3.3 mi 5.3 km Apache Junction, AZ
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