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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.
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!
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.
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
This is a nice moderate hike, with a fair amount of shade compared to other trails in the area. I hiked at 8am on a Saturday and there was light to moderate foot traffic toward the bottom, and almost zero traffic towards the top. There were several mountain bikers, and a few trail runners.
Ran this trail from the parking area up to about 1/3 of a mile from the radio tower. I estimate it was about a 3 3/4 round trip. Very scenic and pretty. Also very hot with little to no shade. There is water only at the trail head. Arrive hydrated. We saw a coyote along the trail so I advise dog owners to keep their dogs on a leash. If you are a distance runner this is some nice hill training. Or if you're simply a hiker, great exercise and views