Harquahala Mountain Summit Trail

Wickenburg, Arizona

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The Harquahala Mountain summit path might seem easy since you and your dog begin by padding along an old mule trail, but with 3290 feet of elevation gain and a rocky trail surface, it is a true challenge. Plan to start early, pack in lots of water, and be confident of your dog’s conditioning before setting out. As always, when visiting fragile desert environments, pick up after your dog. Leashes are not required here as long as your dog responds unfailingly to voice commands, but keep the leash handy as a courtesy to other trail users you may encounter. The summit is accessible by another route, and it is there that you will likely meet other visitors.

Harquahala Mountain Summit Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Harquahala Mountain summit path might seem easy since you and your dog begin by padding along an old mule trail, but with 3290 feet of elevation gain and a rocky trail surface, it is a true challenge. Plan to start early, pack in lots of water, and be confident of your dog’s conditioning before setting out.

As always, when visiting fragile desert environments, pick up after your dog. Leashes are not required here as long as your dog responds unfailingly to voice commands, but keep the leash handy as a courtesy to other trail users you may encounter. The summit is accessible by another route, and it is there that you will likely meet other visitors."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Wickenburg
Distance: 12
Elevation Gain: 3,290 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 7 hours
Season: Best October through April
Trailhead Elevation: 2,300 feet
Top Elevation: 5,681 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix Field Office
Local Maps: Socorro Peak and Harquahala Mountain USGS
Driving Directions: Directions to Harquahala Mountain Summit Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

2/11/2010
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Perhaps it's just me, but I lost this trail after about 2 miles. I tried every which way to no avail. When I returned, I read all the alternative descriptions of the trail and noticed they all gave a slightly different description of how to find the trailhead. I turned off Hwy 60 just before MM 72, and traveled about 2 miles on a VERY rough road (had to walk the last 0.2 miles). There was a wilderness sign at the entry point, so I believe I was at the right place. At a minimum, take a gps.



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May 2018