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The Best Backpacking in Tonto Basin

Looking for the best backpacking in Tonto Basin? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Tonto Basin. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Tonto Basin

  • Rio Verde, Arizona

    Boulder Creek Trail

    10.02 mi / 2218 ft gain
    Boulder Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Tonto Basin, Arizona.
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  • Tonto Basin, Arizona

    Arizona Trail from Roosevelt Lake to Pigeon Spring Road

    18.53 mi / 6365 ft gain
    Arizona Trail from Roosevelt Lake to Pigeon Spring Road is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Roosevelt, Arizona.
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  • Payson, Arizona

    Mazatzal Divide

    30.73 mi / 5095 ft gain
    Mazatzal Divide is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Payson, Arizona.
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  • Apache Junction, Arizona

    Reavis Falls Trail

    12.83 mi / 3228 ft gain
    Reavis Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Roosevelt, Arizona.
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  • Payson, Arizona

    Hike Barnhardt Trail

    4.8
    8 mi / 1912 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead, use the turnoff of highway 87 labeled Barnhardt trail (has a marked sign coming from both Payson and Phoenix). Barnhardt road is just over 4 miles and is unpaved. The road can be driven on by lower clearance cars because the terrain is not too rocky. Once at the trailhead...
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  • Apache Junction, Arizona

    La Barge Boulder Canyon Loop Trail

    27.61 mi / 4062 ft gain
    La Barge Boulder Canyon Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Gold Canyon, Arizona.
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  • Apache Junction, Arizona

    White Rock Springs Camp Loop via First Water Trailhead

    4.7
    24.18 mi / 3635 ft gain
    The Superstition Wilderness is a stunning 160,200 acre area outside Apache Junction, AZ, with over 170 miles of (variously maintained) trail networks. There are any number of trips you can design to fit your time and skill level. This adventure offers a three day/ two night backpacking trip cover...
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  • Maricopa County, Arizona

    Battleship Mountain

    11.43 mi / 1722 ft gain
    Battleship Mountain is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Roosevelt, Arizona.
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  • Maricopa County, Arizona

    Second Water To Boulder Canyon Camp

    9.12 mi / 951 ft gain
    Second Water To Boulder Canyon Camp is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tortilla Flat, Arizona.
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  • Rogers Trough Trailhead, Arizona

    Hike Rogers Canyon Trail

    5.0
    8 mi / 1108 ft gain
    The Superstition Wilderness is a vast rugged landscape where you can find the cultural remains of ancient Hohokam, Salado, Apache, and Yavapais tribes.  Rogers Canyon Trail takes you to one of the most impressive and best preserved archaeological sites this region has to offer.  These Salado ruin...
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  • Yavapai County, Arizona

    Verde River Trail

    14.06 mi / 1260 ft gain
    Verde River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a hot springs located near Pine, Arizona.
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  • Gold Canyon, Arizona

    Bluff Spring Trail to Dutchman Trail to Charlebois Canyon and Le Barge Springs

    11.25 mi / 2018 ft gain
    Bluff Spring Trail to Dutchman Trail to Charlebois Canyon and Le Barge Springs is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Gold Canyon, Arizona.
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  • Gold Canyon, Arizona

    Backpack the Bluff Springs Loop

    4.0
    15 mi / 600 ft gain
    From the Peralta Trailhead, start hiking on Bluff Springs Trail.  This trail will wind over a few hills past incredible views, and then take you down into a wash.In the wash you will intersect with the Terrapin Trail.  Turn left onto the Terrapin Trail, and it will take you out of the wash and pa...
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  • Fountain Hills, Arizona

    Dixie Mine, Coachwhip, Windmill, Bell Pass and Prospector Loop

    10.14 mi / 1207 ft gain
    Dixie Mine, Coachwhip, Windmill, Bell Pass and Prospector Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Fountain Hills, Arizona.
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  • Scottsdale, Arizona

    Maricopa Trail: Bronco Trailhead to Cave Creek Rangers Station

    9.73 mi / 1371 ft gain
    Maricopa Trail: Bronco Trailhead to Cave Creek Rangers Station is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Carefree, Arizona.
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  • Gold Canyon, Arizona

    Hike Carney Springs to Superstition Peak 5057

    5.0
    9.5 mi / 3600 ft gain
    This is the true beast hike of the Superstitions. If you think Flatiron is a toughy, give this a whirl! You will be poked, prodded, slapped, smacked, jolted, tripped and stabbed the entire way, but rewarded with arguably the finest sights the valley of the sun has to offer: the entire Superstitio...
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