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Address: Wickenburg, AZ
Phone Number: 623 580 5500
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Nice day trip -- + hike!

A short road trip from Phoenix and a lovely hike through beautiful desert to a saddle with a great view. Crave an extra push of exertion? Hike the last 100+ feet to the top... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A short road trip from Phoenix and a lovely hike through beautiful desert to a saddle with a great view. Crave an extra push of exertion? Hike the last 100+ feet to the top. Nicely maintained trail.

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Edmonton, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a great hike to do close to Phoenix. Trail starts fairly level then the last 45 minutes rises 1000 ft in elevation. The views at the top are amazing. Along the trail watch for the increase in animal activity as you climb out of the valley to the top of the peak. Take a lunch and enjoy it... More 

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Storm Lake, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Just south of Wickenberg AZ. Easy hike to the top and well worth the effort as the vista is spectacular from up there. Take water with you as depending on the time of year it can get hot !

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A very nice hike along the desert floor before a rapid rise to the "saddle" of Vulture Peak. You can scramble higher and go all the way up, if you are up to it. Great views of the surrounding areas, and plenty of saguaros to gawk at.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a great hike! Plenty of cool cacti, as you approach the peak. With each switchback along the slope to the summit you're rewarded with another stunning perspective on the desert landscape. Most hikers can reach the saddle (intermediate level). The last bit to the summit is a full hands-on rock climb in places. Not terribly difficult but not... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Spent the afternoon driving and hiking in the area. Great desert vistas. Beautiful saguaros. Spring wild flowers were an added touch. A lot plenty of time; driving is slow due to the condition of the road.

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Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I was worried that the adjacent off-road-vehicle trail would be noisy, but that proved not to be the case. We visited in March and the brittle bush was very pretty. We only went to the saddle, and the last 1/4 mile is quite steep, but the views were worth the effort.

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Toronto, Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Good desert hiking trail. The beginning is easy, and runs parallel to a four wheel drive trail (but not right next to it), and crosses the hiking trail in several places. Going back along the four wheel drive trail makes a good alternative route.After hiking in for about an hour it gets steeper, and the last 45 minutes to the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Beautiful scenery, coyotes in the valley. If you love the desert and the way it makes you feel, you'll enjoy this trail.

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Surprise, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is my favorite hike in Wickenburg area. It has a little bit of everything - level, moderate, difficult, strenuous. The first 2 miles undulate in/out of washes, through narrow rocky canyons, and on a plateau filled with lush Saguaros. Once section passes through a thick Cholla forest, many of which have bird nests in them. Look for middens (huge... More 

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