Harquahala Mountain Trail

Aguila, Arizona

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A challenging hike in the seldom visited Harquahala Mountain Wilderness. Although it is possible to drive to the summit from the south on a poor, 10.5-mile-long four-wheel-drive road, the hike is well worth the effort, good for the heart, and easier on your vehicle. The foot trail doesn’t waste any time while climbing. The last 0.75 mile ascends more than 1,400 feet! Take your time and enjoy the views. Although it is possible to drive to the summit from the south on a poor, 10.5-mile-long four-wheel-drive road, the hike is well worth the effort, good for the heart, and easier on your vehicle. The foot trail doesn’t waste any time while climbing. The last 0.75 mile ascends more than 1,400 feet! Take your time and enjoy the views. In 1920 the Smithsonian Institution built an astrophysical observatory here to study the effects of sun activity on the earth’s climate.
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by Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)

A challenging hike in the seldom visited Harquahala Mountain Wilderness. Although it is possible to drive to the summit from the south on a poor, 10.5-mile-long four-wheel-drive road, the hike is well worth the effort, good for the heart, and easier on your vehicle. The foot trail doesn’t waste any time while climbing. The last 0.75 mile ascends more than 1,400 feet! Take your time and enjoy the views.

Although it is possible to drive to the summit from the
south on a poor, 10.5-mile-long four-wheel-drive road, the hike is well worth the effort, good for the heart, and easier on your vehicle. The foot trail doesn’t waste any time while climbing. The last 0.75 mile ascends more than 1,400 feet! Take your time and enjoy the views. In 1920 the Smithsonian Institution built an astrophysical observatory here to study the effects of sun activity on the earth’s climate.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Aguila
Distance: 12
Elevation Gain: 3,290 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best October to April
Trailhead Elevation: 2,500 feet
Top Elevation: 5,900 feet
Local Contacts: Phoenix Field Office BLM
Local Maps: USGS Socorro Peak, Harquahala Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Harquahala Mountain Trail

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May 2018