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Meridian and Pass Mountain Loop

Apache Junction, Arizona



5.45 miles

Elevation Gain

207 ft

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The Meridian and Pass Mountain Loop in Apache Junction, Arizona, is a 5.45-mile loop trail. It is rated as moderate in difficulty, making it suitable for hikers with some experience. The trail offers a variety of terrain, including rocky paths, sandy washes, and a steady incline towards the mountain's peak. The trail is known for its unique geological features. Hikers will pass by the Usery Mountain, a notable landmark, and the Wind Cave, a fascinating rock formation. The trail also offers panoramic views of the surrounding desert landscape and the distant Superstition Mountains. Hikers should be prepared for the desert climate. It is recommended to start early in the morning to avoid the midday heat and to bring plenty of water. The trail is well-marked, but a map can be useful for navigation. Wildlife sightings are common, so hikers should be aware and respectful of the local fauna. The Meridian and Pass Mountain Loop is a rewarding hike that offers a taste of Arizona's diverse desert landscape. It is a must-visit for those seeking a challenging and scenic hike.
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