Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest Guide Book

by Tony Padegimas (Menasha Ridge Press)
Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest  by Tony Padegimas

176pp/maps
ISBN: 0897326393

Without this book, Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, the fifth largest national forest in the U.S., might overwhelm even intrepid hikers. But with the expert guidance of local author Tony Padegimas, you’ll easily explore Tonto’s three million acres of high peaks, deep gorges, babbling rivers, near-silent deserts, and thousand-year-old Native American settlements. Tony details the 34 best day and overnight hikes so you can save time and make the most of your hiking adventure, gaining the full experience of the Tonto’s natural wonders.

© 2008 Tony Padegimas/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 34.
... Preview: This newly renovated trail goes around the convoluted slopes of Picket post Mountain, climbing up and through Alamo Canyon, and then over and down into Telegraph canyon. A perfect hike for showing t ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Superior, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.25
... Preview: This hike follows the streambed down into Rogers Trough, passing by and around all manner of trees and boulders. Toward the end, you can explore the 600 year-old cliff dwellings up the canyon slope, t ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Apache Junction, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: This hike follows Pine Creek Trail to Ballantine Trail then climbs to a cutoff for an unofficial trail to an old cabin. An even more unofficial trail leads you back over the ridge to rejoin the Ballan ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Rio Verde, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: This hike follows Dutchman's Trail, the spine of the lower Superstitions, over to Bluff Springs Trail, briefly detouring to the spring itself before continuing down Bluff Springs Trail through some ca ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Apache Junction, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: This loop ascends from First Water trailhead, climbs through The Garden, then descends through Second Water Canyon to the confluence of Second Water and Boulder creeks. It then follows Boulder Canyon ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Apache Junction, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: This easy hike starts at the Saguaro nature trail and then follows the shore of Saguaro Reservoir around Peregrine Point to Camper's Cove. From there it cuts across a peninsula through some pristine d ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Apache Junction, AZ - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 5.25
... Preview: This hike follows the perennial Cave Creek through its lush riparian upper course then cuts around some desert hills to rejoin the river lower in its canyon. This trail is both scenic and easy year- ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Cave Creek, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: The Colonel Devin Trail follows a historic route (now a utility route as well) up the face of the Mogollon Rim, along the banks of the East Verde River, crossing a couple of streams as it goes. The hi ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Payson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: This two-day backpacking loop circumnavigates the entire Cave Creek trail system. From Spur Cross trailhead near Carefree, the route follows the rugged Cottonwood Creek Trail (an old cattle route that ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Cave Creek, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 25.8
... Preview: This hike near Lake Roosevelt marches up Cottonwood Canyon, wandering back and forth between three different vegetation zones (upper Sonoran, transition scrub, and riparian). After climbing the Canyon ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Roosevelt, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: This hike follows Highline Trail briefly to Geronimo Trail, which goes over the foothills until it becomes East Webber Trail. The hike then follows East Webber Creek up the side of the Mogollon Rim to ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Payson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This route follows or touches upon all the major routes in the eastern Superstition Wilderness. Climbing up Pinto Creek, the trail crosses over Iron Mountain, descends through Rogers Trough, and passe ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Roosevelt, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 34.15
... Preview: This hike, near Mesa, provides some desert solitude without a long drive. The tradeoff, though, is that the trail is steep and hard to follow asyou makeyour wID' through the relativeJy pristine desert ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Apache Junction, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: This short and popular hike follows the old jeep trail down into the Fossil Springs Wilderness and to the wonderful riparian area and swimming hole fed by Fossil Springs, some of the most consistent s ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Payson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: This car-shuttle hike takes Oak Flat Trail straight up the slopes of the Four Peaks range to meet Four Peaks Trail in the wilderness area. Following this trail south along the slopes reveals a series ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Roosevelt, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: This arduous but popular hike crosses several hills before climbing a ridge and then descending 1,800 feet into the Hell's Gate Wilderness and Hell's Gate itself the steep canyon where Haigler Creek f ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Payson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: There are many places in Arizona named Hell's Hole (two are in the Tonto National Forest). This one, in the Salome Wilderness, is the most famous and accessible. That said, it remains relatively remot ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Young, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.7
... Preview: This car-shuttle hike follows a section of High line Trail from Washington Park to Camp Geronimo along the western third of the Mogollon Rim escarpment. From Washington Park, the hike goes west over t ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Payson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: This popular loop travels up the Mogollon Rim to the always gushing Horton Springs, using Highline Trail 31 to connect Derrick Trail 33 and Horton Creek Trail 285. The Rim's transition forest and Hort ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Payson, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: This hike follows the southernmost leg of Mazatzal Divide Trail, which roughly follows the top of the range that separates the Verde River drainages from the Salt River drainages. The first part of th ... From the guidebook "Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest"
Tonto Basin, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6