Box Canyon of the Hassayampa Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Box Canyon of the Hassayampa Trail is a 8.1 mile loop trail located near Wickenburg, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, scenic driving, and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
508 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

views

13 days ago

did not due entire loop, but made it up the river bed. did run into some water, but with bypasses was able to get a stock Isuzu hombre 2.2l with good tires to the end of the of the water. really enjoyed it.

17 days ago

There is no parking, no signs, no bathrooms, and it’s very easy to get lost even with a GPS. It was not a good hike. In addition we never saw Box Canyon. We had to turn around about 2 miles before we got to the other side of the loop because the trail ended. Nowhere on the trail is any signage. I would not recommend to hike there. Off-roading would be okay , but not hiking.

hiking
28 days ago

Interesting hike where the river winds through a box canyon with water running despite hot and dry temps. Changes around every corner. Easy walking.

off road driving
1 month ago

We came to see the Box Canyon. Don’t take the loop on the map!! Continue up the riverbed into a beautiful canyon with lots of shallow water crossings. Be sure to park and check out the little side canyon on the left. Next time I will record the route and go farther up. If expecting rain don’t go. 4x4 advised.

2 months ago

Ran this trail on Presidents Day. Was nice out and overcast and just a few sprinkles. The trail setting on the app was quite accurate once you hit past the old abandoned house and traveled north. Overall a fun trail with some challenges once you drop into the river bottom.

off road driving
3 months ago

We started the trail from the Blue Tank Rd. The first 3/4 of the trail is fairly easy for a jeep. The last 2 miles of the trail will require further driving skills and ground clearance from your vehicle. Our Jeep with a 3"lift made it easier to go at some of the more challenging areas. The last mile is very scenic, the trail gets narrower with a greater downhill grade. Beware: Once at the end and approx.100 feet before hitting the Hassayampa River the trail there has a 3-3.5' drop that might somehow be challenging for some drivers and vehicles. Overall a very fun and scenic drive which we would definitely do again.

off road driving
4 months ago

I have been to this trail for the past two weekends and its so much fun. I follow the river north, most of it is sand and NO difficult parts to get throw except towards the end. I drive a 6" lifted full size truck with 4x4. For the most part i drive in 2WD no problems, only a couple of times i had to use my 4WD. Towards the end of the accessible trail there is a little stream and a couple puddles that are fun to go throw, just caution on the last one cause it is a good 12"+ deep...

off road driving
4 months ago

Really enjoyed it the trail isn’t a problem for jeep had the most fun in the Box Canyon bottom. I have to say was surprised when I was exploring the Box Canyon found some beautiful scenery will be going again more to see. It was a great Christmas morning run!!!!!

off road driving
6 months ago

off road driving
8 months ago

took jeep. would do again.

9 months ago

Had fun, moderate trail, pretty easy in the Jeep. Kids had fun playing in the water.

9 months ago

fun trail lots of water

10 months ago

lots of fun, the kids enjoyed it a lot. the water was clear and was refreshing.

off road driving
10 months ago

had a good time. we even got lost doing the loop that what it all about.

off road driving
Monday, April 17, 2017

one of the best places I've been to! great community of people that go always ready to help you when you get stuck enough space for the kids to get wet without being in the way of the vehicles passing, if you want to get a good spot with shade on weekend you will have to go friday and camp because if you don't somebody will especially holidays, 4x4 is absolutely necessary and a lifted vehicle would be best

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Took our jeep down and played in the little stream. Splashed around and drove back out. Worth the short trip

off road driving
Monday, February 27, 2017

great place to enjoy riding a polaris ranger xp

Monday, February 06, 2017

easy to moderate horseback riding. great views....pictures don't do it justice.

off road driving
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Fun drive with the family, got to play in the water. Nice quick outing only used 4x4 to play in the sand.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Fun little run. Very easy. 4x4 not required to play. You have to go out of the way to go over anything bigger than 6-12" a few fun little spots for jeeps

Sunday, May 15, 2016

fun drive especially after rain

off road driving
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Love the water forging over sand. The box canyon is beautiful! Be cautious, depending on the season the water can get deep. Recommend traveling with another vehicle during high water seasons. I've pulled out multiple 2wd pick-ups. There is a fun little sand camping spot up the canyon with a small slit canyon to take pics.

hiking
Monday, April 07, 2014

To get here, start in Wickenburg and proceed north on US-93. Take a right onto Scenic Loop Road, about a mile north of the stoplight at Vulture Mine Road, and follow the road about 7.4 miles--there is a pullout and parking area on the right. There is no signage; you can either walk down into the canyon from here or drive down with a 4wd. The "loop" is actually much more confusing than it's worth; most people go up the canyon or down the canyon, and retrace and exit where you came in. The box canyon that gives the area its name is on the right, just a couple hundred yards downriver. This is one of the few places you will actually see surface water on the Hassayampa, and it is a nice area as long as it's not too crowded.

off road driving
28 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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horseback riding
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off road driving
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off road driving
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