Harquahala Peak

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Location Phoenix, AZ
Rating Easy,
Length 10mi
Time 3hrs

Vehicle Types


BLM National Byway that climbs to top of high Arizona peak.

A BLM National Byway which climbs to the top of 5,681-ft. Harquahala Peak, the highest mountain in southwestern Arizona. At the top are two small parking areas with picnic tables. A hiking trail with information kiosks goes to an old 1920s observatory. Everything is open to unlicensed vehicles and there are several fun side roads to explore. You can also camp overnight in designated locations.


Trail Ratings Defined

It gets a bit narrow, steep and rough at the top, but any stock 4WD SUV with low range can make it.






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Best Time To Go

Mar-June, Sept-Nov

Current Conditions

(623) 580-5500Bureau of Land Management, Hassayampa Field Office

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Trail Update


Submitted by Chuck Wells

The steeper upper part of the trail has gotten more chewed up and rocky. Since a short section is paved up there, they could be doing more of that in the future. Until then, this part of the trail should be considered moderate.


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