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!

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

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.

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.

hiking
1 month 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:)

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

Easy going and good views! Dusty for your feet.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail and one of my favorites. I prefer to take the trail near the border patrol stop northeast to the dubbed 2nd parking lot. Then, hit the goat trail heading through a wash and it eventually meets back up on the paved road just south of the easily sidestepped locked gate. Then, the fun begins. Go all the way to the last Comm station at the very end (don't stop at the curve where the logbook is.)

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic trail. If you’re really up for an adventure, hike the small mountain right in front of you when you park - it has a cross on top. It doesn’t lead anywhere but it’s a tough steep climb, much harder than he normal trail. Once you make you’re way back down then go ahead and hike the 5 miles to towers. At first, it’s an easy hike but as soon as you reach the entrance (just go around the security gate), it’s a tough steep climb to the top. Great views from top! After both climbs on both mountains, I would say this climb is moderate-hard just due to the steepness of the trail and climb! Make sure to pack lots of water and snacks as it may take longer than you think. Enjoy!

hiking
3 months ago

Really fun hike. You can choose a few different paths that all lead to the road that goes up to the peak. Bring water as the incline can get your cardio going fast. Very fun hike if the weather isn't blazing hot. Temperatures will drop soon and should be an even better time. If you want to see some scorpions take a blacklight and do this hike at night. Really neat stuff!

hiking
3 months ago

That up though... great hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Love hiking telegraph... never gets old and the view is awesome! :)

hiking
3 months ago

This is a nice hike and relatively easy. Try to keep an eye out for the cairns as there are many smaller trails that spring off of the main one. Most of the recordings if not all show only one way in and out. This trail actually goes all away around Muggins Peak. Stay close the base and wash as it's easy to get off the main path.

hiking
4 months ago

We had a wonderful Saturday morning exploring this trail, alot of different small trails but we tried to stay on the main trail this time . Maybe we will be more adventurous next time we try it

mountain biking
4 months ago

A good portion on the way up is a hike a bike. alot of fun coming down.

It's a great local hike!

I love this hike, I do it as often as possible

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