Busera-Gila Loop Trail plus Lost Ranch Ruins (I)

Date:Destination:Busera-Gila Loop Trail plus Lost Ranch Ruins
Level:Intermediate (I)Area:South Mtn Regional Park
Approx hike distance in miles:4.5Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:900Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:N/AHike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early and check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:0Park entry fee per vehicle:N/A
Road conditions:PavedWebsite for reference info:www.alltails.com/explore/trail/us/arizona/bursera-and-gila-trail-loop
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.303487


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:YesSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :StrenuousWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No
This trail loops through the southern section of South Mountain Regional Park with a side trip to the Lost Ranch Ruins. The ruins are quite interesting. Bring water, snack, lunch and a camera.
If you think you might be driving, please print and bring these directions with you.
  • Take Hunt Hwy to Attaway Road, turn right
  • Turn right on Hwy 87, continue to Hwy 387 and turn left
  • Continue on 387 for 7 miles and follow the signs to I-10
  • Go north on I-10 for 31 miles, to Exit 161 to 202 Loop West
  • Drive 6.5 miles to 17th Avenue, Exit 62, go right (north) 1 mile to West Chandler Blvd and turn left
  • Travel .5 mile and the trailhead is on the right at 19th Avenue.