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Good hike in cool weather. Starts out easy and gets hard once you reach the paved road going up the mountain. The view is worth it.

16 days ago

Easy trail and easy to navigate, great views

Nice walk, great for dogs and the trail is paved in a lot of places

Totally worth the sore legs if you make it to the very top!

this trail is a nice hike in the beginning with beautiful scenary. once you hit the pavement road it gets really steep and tough

This is a fairly difficult trail with rocks and hills. I didn’t make it to the top-legs were trembly after climbing rocks. Will plan better next try.

Decent hike for Yuma

Difficult with lots of boulders and loose rock, but well worth the climb. There's not much wreckage left after all these years, but there is an obvious debris field marked by a small flag. Landing gear, sheet metal, engine parts and misc pieces can be seen. There's a ammo box with a picture of the crew at the highest painted cross. After that it's about 200 feet to the summit. I entered off 15E and followed the orange ribbons marking the path to the base of the mountain.

Who rated this trail as MODERATE? I’m a a regular hiker who likes climbing and I found this hill challenging. And I also find myself being called back....

1 month ago

This was a great workout. I would definitely label it as a hard hike though. This is not for people who are out of shape. The grade up the mountain is quite steep and pretty long. Beautiful views at the top. The only thing I didn't like was that the road was paved. It kind of takes away from the hiking experience. But it is an access road as well as a "hiking trail" so I understand why.

North side of the loop is in a wash with lots of great rock formations,saw a ran sheep on the east side, missed the trail turn on the south side where it turns back toward the West. If you missed the turn you come to a vertical rock drop in the wash.
Back track about 100 yards, the trail is in small wash on the left. South side is very open with great views.

1 month ago

Well traveled trail goes 7.7 mi and one wash northwest of trail as seen on this map. The 5.2 mi as shown on above map was less traveled and vanished although was marked occasionally by cairns. Easy/hike. Enjoyable.

Wow!! Great hike I’m glade I did it but it was hard at the top! We went all the way to the flag!!!

This is a great trail for hiking although I cannot understand how people who bring their dogs along are too lazy or inconsiderate to clean up dog shit. You really have to watch where your are stepping. This selfish act by others really ruins the hike for other people.

Our favorite hike during our stay in Wellton. The area is peaceful and beautiful. Hiked this trail 5 times, 3 times around the mountain. The road to parking lot is in good condition. Hike wash for short distance until you spot a cairn then climb out of wash to follow trail along right side of wash. It will later cross wash then head up the mountain side. Once on top, the trail around Muggins mountain becomes less obvious but we’ve made it around and back down 3 times. Gets steep in spots but doable. We’re 60 and 66 and has been fine. Really enjoy it!

off road driving
2 months ago

the trail is fun to do. Light traffic and spectacular views of the valley. A lot of cross roads and narrow passages on top of the mountains. A few 12" boulders seens but for the most part it was a easy-moderate offroad trail to travel. We had a 4drs Jeep with a 3" lift.

off road driving
2 months ago

Very easy trail with no need for 4 x4. Low traffic and fairly smooth all across. For the most part, it follows a railroad track around the Foothill Mtns.

2 months ago

Close to yuma. Easy access lots of trail choices!

Good local trail! The paved path gets pretty steep. Great place to watch the sunrise or sunset.

Long desert road - make sure to have plenty of gas before getting on. Watch out for desert donkeys at night. Passes through US Army YPG range. Overall a beautiful, long drive through the heart of the Kofa Desert.

Some good hiking spots here - both can be accesed by taking U.S. Highway 95 approximately 63 miles north of Yuma or 18 miles south of Quartzsite, watch for the Palm Canyon/Queen Kofa sign, which indicates the junction with a dirt road.

1) Queen Kofa Canyon (take route to Palm Canyon) - once on road to Palm Canyon, road will split into two sections with signs. Make a left you will hit Queen Kofa, make a right (or go straight) and you will hit Palm Canyon. Both can be done on the same day. Queen Kofa is moderate, however there are steep rocks along the canyon that you can climb for the extra challenge. Overall one of my favorites, you are surrounded by towering canyon walls and the path takes you through the center valley of the canyon. Can park just in front of the entrance.

2) Palm Canyon - another great hike - very short and easy but background and canyon is very beautiful - 30 -45 min max. Only native palms in AZ are located here. Recommend getting to Palm Canyon early in the morning and then doing Queen Kofa in afternoon.

Friday morning. Arrived at 8:30. More people coming down than going up at that time. This was my first time on the trail and my wife's second. Very steep toward the summit by the microwave towers. The views at the top were well worth the effort. We will definitely do this one again.

3 months ago

the walk to the trail is easy and the trail is easy to moderate. there was great weather and desert views.

My first trail in my area! So excited to get out and about in Yuma. Definitely has some super steep trails. Learned to zig zag the trail or walk backwards to change up my muscles on the steepest part of the mountain climb. Thanks to the wonderful people on the trail. Especially for the encouragement! So appreciated

Good challenge for first timers! Decent altitude climb, particularly in later stages.

3 months ago

At about 700 feet elevation there’s a widening of the road and at that point you can get on a single track trail that will take you to the top so you don’t have to walk on the road. You would take the road down after taking the single track up.

It has a great view of Yuma...easy trails to follow...hike traffic slim, i saw about 10 people along the trail on a Saturday afternoon...overall a fun time with friends, family or by yourself:)

Not much to write home about. Probably wouldn't do this ever again, unless on an ATV. Haha. EASY to get lost off the main ALL TRAILS path, tons of foot paths all over. Decent. Follow your GPS.

Just a walk out in the desert a lot of Razor crossroads

In town for a week found trail 1st day here and have done it every day. Great views and folks along the way

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