High scenic views as you climb 7,128-ft. Mount Ord to a Forest Service lookout tower. A locked gate requires that you hike the last 0.6 miles to the tower. Views are impressive at ground level at the base of the tower. Look for a great camp spot along first part of F.S. 626. Coming down, you’ll pass through Ord Mine as the trail winds along the mountainside. Route is open to unlicensed vehicles.
Tonto National Forest has removed the temporary closure due to the fires for this trail. Road conditions may have changed, don’t go alone.
Submitted by Trent Anson
The road out (that is rated moderate – which it is) on the Mt. Ord trail is severely washed out and narrow now. It got pretty sketchy at times. If you’re afraid of heights this isn’t the trail for you.
Took This trip on April 1, 2018. This was a very fun trail, our group of friends and family, &...See More