Casa Grande Mountain Radio Tower Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Casa Grande, AZ that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Casa Grand Mountain is a 2.02 mile out and back trail located near Casa Grande, Arizona that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
steep tough climb, will breath heavy most of the way up, only relief is to stop or is on the way down, paved most of the way
Trail itself is a decent fitness run, but I always take the bolt trail up (it comes off the left side of the road after the first wash). Follow the spine of the mountain all the way to the flag. Definitely not easy, but not the most difficult either. It's local for me, so I try to do this one at least once a week.
I do this hike a lot. it's too easy for me now
A decent hike. You go up a jeep trail to a radio tower, where everyone else we saw turned back. It would have been boring if we had not chosen, once we got to the tower, to hike along the ridge, passing through a veritable forest of teddy bear cholla, to the true peak, which we espied from a distance with a flag on top of it flying in the wind from a flagpole. There we found the most tattered American flag we had ever seen and a cache (possibly a geocache) of tins containing guest books signed in Spanish and English. Glad we decided to go all the way to the peak. (Someone should replace that flag.)
Fun Trail, great views. Nice elevation change towards the top.
It was a great hike. Quick way to get your heart rate up as its a climb to the top. We've done it a few times since visiting
Nice easy trail
This is a relatively easy hike, though the climb to the radio towers is very steep. It's also paved for a little over half of the ascent. If you go past the complex of radio and cell towers at the top of the paved section you can hit the ridge trail and it's a little less than half a mile south along the ridges to the highest point. Short and sweet, but you get pretty good views of Casa Grande, surrounding area, and mountains all around.
It was a good hike. It was a pretty good climb on a good trail.
We here in Casa Grande are so lucky to have this mountain right in our backyard. Great fun for all ages, whether you're interested in hiking or fitness or both.
We were glad that it wasn't any hotter than it was (mid 80's). We marked the trail as moderate, although carrying our 30lb toddler made it more demanding for us. This is our first hike of the year and were doing our share of huffing and puffing. There is hardly any shade and we recommend taking a good amount of water. Our dog ran off the trail and had to have cactus needles pulled out of his feet. :( It appeared that a lot of people use the hill climb as part of their fitness regime in the evening.
Casa Grande Mountain Park rocks! There are many miles of trails here, not just this short one listed. Start at the trailhead off Arica Road (exit 200 on I-10) and head west near the Love's quick stop. From the trailhead, the best is first head south along any number of the trails, eventually looping back to where you began, and then heading north along the east slopes to the northern trailhead at Peart Road. Old ruins are along the trail here. Go back up over the pass and return to your car. The Ridgeline Trail is fantastic. Soon trails now have signs and are named thanks to an NCCC Work Team that has worked hard to improve the trail system. Great place to ride in spring, fall and winter, but avoid in the summer months. Snakes are common.