East Mesa Wash

Total Miles


1,080.61 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is a beautiful example of a wash that has been created by the severe thunderstorms that occur in the area. The pure power of the water is clearly visible in the walls that are along the trail. You will view mountains with the traditional colored layers and other outcroppings that show the majesty of the development process through erosion. This is not a trail to be on if there are any thunderstorms anywhere in the area as these washes get water from many sources.

Photos of East Mesa Wash

East Mesa Wash
East Mesa Wash
East Mesa Wash


The path itself is relatively flat with occasional rocks that need to be avoided. This is very consistent until the final approximately 1 1/2 miles. The wash narrows markedly and becomes much more challenging with 18" rock walls and a narrow section with large, loose boulders that must be climbed. As there is no way to get around this section of the trail the rating was given for that area.

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Access Description

This trail can be accessed on the north via the Ft. Pierce Wash trail. On the south you can use the Sunshine - Temple Trails Interconnect.

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