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Address: Wickenburg, AZ
Phone Number: 623 580 5500
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Wicked and beautiful Sonoran Desert trail

Not recommended if you can't stand the heat get out of the desert because temps tend to be over 100 degree, beautiful Cactus to see, stay hydrated because at the end you won't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Eric K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not recommended if you can't stand the heat get out of the desert because temps tend to be over 100 degree, beautiful Cactus to see, stay hydrated because at the end you won't be... disappointed to be in the A.C., Cactus like trees saguero if you please

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Thank Eric K
Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views, close to Phoenix, easy to find. Easy trail for kids and families. Great SxS riding nearby and dry camping.

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Aspen, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This was a very nice trail for the whole family. We chose a shorter hike with the family because of the weather, but went further on a different day. I recommend a walking stick. Watch out for the fuzzy cactus know as "throwing" cactus. The little balls have barbs at the end and are painful and difficult to remove.

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Thank lmaspen
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This was the second hike my boyfriend and I took with our dogs on our trip to Arizona, and it was a lot more challenging than the first! In fact, we didn't make it all the way to the top, and after reading some of the rest of the reviews, I'm not sure we would have been able to if... More 

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Thank Andrea J
Granger, Indiana, United States
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

It was a great hike. Challenging but glad we did it. Went all the way up through the saddle. Would not recommend for children or inexperienced hikers.

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We hiked the Vulture Peak Trail on a rainy, overcast day in January 2016. I am so glad we did not back out due to the weather. This is one of the great hikes in the Phoenix Valley! It is plenty challenging, particularly when you summit the peak but it is worth every bit of the effort. Even when we... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This one has fast elevation gain after a gentle approach. Switchbacks to the saddle, last 300 ft you will be scrambling with your hands and feet to the top. Terrific 360 degree views.

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Whether it's hiking along the desert floor through the cacti or scaling the switchbacks on the way up, this is a great hike. The views on the way up and when you reach the saddle are fantastic. It is challenging however, and I would definitely bring a lunch to enjoy at the top.

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Thank Geoff D
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Just what I was looking for in a challenging hike. Always be prepared for the elements. I experienced this trail in the middle of July, so be smart. Loved it! Was quiet & peaceful. Know your limits & ability. The trail can be easy or difficult

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Thank kc13132015
Spring Creek, Nevada
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great trip & on our way to visit friends in Tubac. We did not hike the trail, but drove & hiked on our way through the Sonoran desert to the Sonoran Desert Monument. Beautiful views with no one for miles & miles.

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