Explore the most popular trails in Pena Blanca Wilderness Study Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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14 days ago

Awesome trail. Definitely not a popular one. The road that leads to the trail head is pretty rough.

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scramble
2 months ago

Once you get past bar canyon trail there is pretty much no trail. Steep. Rocky. Scramble. Not fun. I didn’t finish.

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rocky
2 months ago

Great trail hike and ends in a waterfall luckly it was running when i went!

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

My second hike here. I hope to return to summit the peaks above this trail.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Good, challenging hike! I would rate harder than moderate.....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Beautiful area, after the initial hike up the hill the grass meadows and boulders are spectacular. Great spot for rock climbing/scrambling. We'll definitely be back to roam around and enjoy the scenery

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Lovely hike. The trail is narrow but easy to follow. There are portions at he beginning that have a lot of loose rock so you do have to watch your footing carefully, especially on the way back when it’s downhill. There are no trail markers but they aren’t really necessary, just would be helpful at the fork where you have to bear right to get to the cave area. There are some great views along this hike, with cool rock formations and rock/desert canyon areas. We would definitely do this again and recommend to others.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Steep in some sections but very well marked for such a lightly traveled trail. Starts off with lots of cliff faces and river beds. Closer to the cave there are several large slick rock formations to climb.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Very nice trail, rocky in some sections but easy to walk. The area with the big rock formations is amazing and invite you to climb them and walk at the top. Me and my granddaughter Natalia visited it at the end of February, the day was with a little cold wind, surely the next time we will climb and walk on these rocks. It is interesting to get to the cave, but the most spectacular are the views of the mountains from that place.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

After about 1.25 miles the trail gets overgrown and hard to follow. When we followed what looked like the trail and compared where we were with where the app said we were, it appeared we were off the trail so we turned around before we reached the caves.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

This trail is very narrow, some areas are maybe only 2 feet wide on the edge of the mountain. It's mostly very rocky, some lose rock, lots of steep areas. Not many areas to stop or have shade. Definitely not wagon or stroller friendly.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Interesting trail not too difficult. Nice rock formations and also cacti along the way.

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