Hard to do, is mostly for people that enjoy extreme hiking., i would rate this as hard and not for kids. If you do it bring plenty of water and be prepare to used some kind of stick

hiking
12 days ago

Steep, thigh burning hike! I've done it several times from the main entrance to the end of the trail and back down the road to the parking lot - this totals about 2.4 miles. I've always wanted to try the vital like trail that connects to Wildwood at the top of the mountain, but I'm usually so exhausted from the uphill hike I can't muster up the energy.

It's little intense but you will feel great after all :)))

Not a beginner hike. This is a butt kicker! Steep uphill incline all the way up that seems to never end! It does eventually.. lol definitely a workout.

Good uphill booty burn

hiking
1 month ago

My favorite short hike and I have hiked quite a few of them. The hike averages 19.1% grade up over 1.7 miles.
This exceeds my usual workout up Camel Back in phoenix which averages 18.9% grade over 1.2 miles. My goal is to do the whole 3.4 mile round trip in under an hour. Great views at the top. The hike is very exposed without shade so bring lots of water on the warm days. On weekdays you may run into about 10-15 people so a fairly tranquil and quiet hike. Great free therapy!!! Just do it!

Hard but doable. Loved it.

Great workout, lots of varied climbing. Parking is super easy & free. Not the best views/scenery, but overall a hike I will definitely do again.

Amazing hike !!! It's worth it :)

love this hike. done it multiple times. the full trail from the bottom to the radio towers is more like 5 mi. but there are a few turn off spots, or you can start from one of the main 3 entrances. it is very steep throughout the hike, not many areas where it levels out. good workout. I've been 3 times and its never really busy which is nice. bring water - no fountains on the way.

hiking
3 months ago

It was my first time on this particular trail and I have to say that it is a tough one, you climbing from the start and it seems like it never stops until you to the top. The trail gets very narrow at certain points and the drop offs are pretty intense. This trail is a work out for the whole body, I look forward to doing it again now that I know what I'm in for

hiking
3 months ago

All incline...go early because the sun is killer...the first time I went it took me 1hr and 30 min to reach the top...take plenty of water

hiking
3 months ago

This is a nice workout, with great views the entire way. Don't attempt it without hiking boots, as much of the terrain is very sandy and slippery. There is almost no shade, so it's best to go when the weather is cooler.

It's uphill all the way going in. Loved it.

Great work out! I go up regularly and early to avoid people and the heat. Trail in desperate need of repair though as it sees a lot of traffic.