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Usery Mountain Regional Park, Phoenix
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3939 N. Usery Pass Road
Mesa, AZ 85207
+1 (480) 984 0032
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Kids Program, Usery Mountain Regional Park

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Usery Mountain Park may be a mere 3,648 acres in size but this Mesa recreational area really packs it in! The park is home to a large variety of plants and animals and 29 miles of multi-use trails - hiking, biking and horseback riding. This Maricopa County Park boasts the only five-star archery range in Arizona and the Arizona Model Aviator's flying site is located inside the park. What's more, Usery Mountain Park has a dynamic events schedule and many programs are specifically geared to children. In short, it's a great place for outdoor family fun.
Getting There
Usery Park is located in the east Valley community of Mesa. The park entrance is accessible from Ellsworth Road. Take US 60 east to Ellsworth Road; travel north to the park entrance.
Getting Around
Park trails range from easy to difficult and unless otherwise designated are multi-use - hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The 1.6-mile Wind Cave Trail, graded moderate and noted for its hanging gardens of Rock Daisy, is the most popular trail in the park. The barrier-free 1-mile Merkle Trail, graded easy, is ideal for families with younger children. The 7.1-mile Pass Mountain Trail, graded difficult, is a favorite but requires both time and fitness. Most trails offer spectacular vistas of the surrounding plains. Download the detailed topographical trail maps available on the Maricopa County website and add them to your print and go guide.
Hours & Times
The park is open 6:00-20:00 Monday through Friday, 6:00-22:00 Saturday and Sunday year-round. A variety of family friendly events, from stargazing to ranger led walks, are scheduled throughout the year.
Admission & Fees
A day use fee is charged per vehicle unless you are traveling on foot, bike or horse in which case the fee is per person. Camping and activity fees, such as archery, are charged separately.
Things to Keep in Mind
Carry plenty of water and protect your skin from the desert sun; wear a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Camping is possible within the park.
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