I don’t consider Wynston and I to be “hikers.” Although we enjoy hiking, I have to keep strenuous activity to a minimum due to my osteoarthritis. Typically I come across trails that I’m interested in while exploring wilderness areas. That’s how I found Butcher Jones Trail. Wynston and I were visiting Butcher Jones rec area when I noticed a trail head off the coast of the beach. When we decided to hike the trail a week later, we weren’t disappointed. The dog-friendly Butcher Jones Trail is an intermediate hike which offers breathtaking views.
In my quest to discover trails and hikes in Arizona that I can rate as “easy,” I decided to check out the Wild Horse Pass Interpretive Trail with Wynston and my mom. At only 2.5 miles round trip, I thought this mostly flat, dirt trail could be perfect for my bad hip and small dog. It’s a great length and it’s not strenuous. I’d rate the trail as “easy” but I’d also rate it as “mediocre.”