Heliograph Peak Trail #328A is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Willcox, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Mountains views, cool summer hike, 99-ft fire lookout tower A great hike to escape the summer heat. Along the trail you will see Douglas fir, quaking aspen, Ponderosa pine and Engelmann spruce. From the trailhead at Shannon Park campground follow the Arcadia trail #5318 for about 1 mile the to the junction with the Heliograph trail, the junction is marked with a sign. Follow the Heliograph trail right for another mile to the top. On top you will find a historic 99-ft lookout tower and cabin, the tower is still functional and is occupied during the fire season.
Very enjoyable easy hike with 2 rewarding vistas, plump lizards and a plethora of fungi. Great for our three boys (11, 8 + 8).
This trail is beautiful! It is well marked and easy to navigate to your destination. Depending on when you go you can indulge in wild raspberries. The views are breathtaking.