Casa Grande Mountain Radio Tower Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews

Casa Grande Mountain Radio Tower Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Arizona City, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1017 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

1 day ago

Nice rocky road trail to paved road. Steep but nice.

6 days ago

A bit tougher than I thought - steep incline. Lightly traveled. Good hike tho.

12 days ago

Perfect for a quick hike with steep elevation gain. My dog loves it. Seemed to be a popular exercise spot for locals-who are super friendly, btw.
We continued past the towers to the peak. Nice panoramic views. Would love to see it at sunrise/sunset.

hiking
14 days ago

I try to do this a couple of times per month with my dog, and really enjoy it. It’s not a technical trail, but the ascent is moderately difficult due to its steep grade. I find the paved / Jeep trail portion far more taxing than the rocky section at the bottom. I like that there’s steady hiking and trail running traffic, which makes it suitable for hiking alone as opposed to in a group. Make sure to bring enough water for you and your dog!

hiking
1 month ago

Kristen and I chose this trail for our 2 of 52 hikes. We did it with our kiddos. We both have two girls aged 12 & 8. They did a great job. The paved beginning is not what I prefer on a hike but the rest of the trail was beautiful.

trail running
2 months ago

Challenging ascent; view makes it well worth it.

3 months ago

It was a beautiful hike, found it by surprise and if you hike to the flag, the views take your breathe away. You can see Picacho Peak from a distance. I say it’s an easy hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail!!

hiking
5 months ago

awesome view, beware of Rattlers- one of my friends almost got bitten. Take lots of pics, fairly step climb over rocks.

hiking
5 months ago

Locals use the first half as a "workout"
hill but the real hike starts at the top! STEEP concrete road leads to the top and the towers. Then you will enjoy the last half of the hike to the flagpole hiking the ridge with views for miles! You can continue past the flagpole for about another mile if you desire and turn around.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice short trail, good to hang out with friends or to relax, enjoy the view. It will be really hot in the summer though

9 months ago

Fun and somewhat challenging when doing the paved incline. The best part is from the radio tower to the flagpole which only takes an additional 10-15 minutes.

hiking
10 months ago

Good trail. Good valley view. Good for visitors. Would definitely take other visitors here.

11 months ago

Great exercise trail. Much prettier if you go beyond towers and over to the flag. you can even stay on the ridge all the way to the South end and come back for about an 8 mile hike

hiking
Monday, February 13, 2017

Hit the bolt trail next to the tower trail to the flag.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Great hike, not easy by any means, steady and steep incline (10%+) all the way up. First 1/4 mile is very uneven dirt and rock straight path. Then once you reach the locked gate is paved and curved all the way up the antennas which makes it more difficult. Heavy hiker traffic of all ages at all times of the day. For a 40+ yr old 400lb person this was very difficult, had to turn around 1.3 miles into it.

hiking
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wow! Quite the hike! nice views. I would say the up part of the hike is strenuous, down is moderate.

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

steep tough climb, will breath heavy most of the way up, only relief is to stop or is on the way down, paved most of the way

hiking
Friday, May 06, 2016

Trail itself is a decent fitness run, but I always take the bolt trail up (it comes off the left side of the road after the first wash). Follow the spine of the mountain all the way to the flag. Definitely not easy, but not the most difficult either. It's local for me, so I try to do this one at least once a week.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I do this hike a lot. it's too easy for me now

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