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Casa Grande Mountain Radio Tower Trail

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Arizona City, Arizona

Casa Grande Mountain Radio Tower Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily 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.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 994 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Partially paved

Views

Wild flowers

Rocky

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Reviews (228)
Photos (143)
Recordings (242)
Completed (258)
Raye Robbins
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Hiking

Mo and I! First time for Mo. Second time for me! Pam stayed home sleeping! Lol Great hike with a great breeze at the top!

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Derek Bierd
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Hiking

Easy parking, low traffic on trail, 1.5 miles of 360 degree views, and a nice surprise at the top. Can’t ask for much more. No restrooms at trailhead.

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Raye Robbins
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Hiking

Great Job, Pam!!! We made it to the top!!

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Sophia Lou
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HikingRocky

If you want a more difficult workout, take the trail to the right (off pavement about .25 miles in) towards “bolt trail”. 800 feet of elevation in just a mile, great quick workout, views, and nature. You can continue onto the right at the top to get in a slightly longer hike or take a left to get to the satellite towers and descend on the paved sidewalk/service road. Would definitely recommend this hidden gem.

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Amber Perez
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HikingNo shade

Nice trail for a good workout, all uphill to the radio towers. No shade, hot concrete path for most of your hike. Usually hikers and runners on this path. No restrooms or water services so make sure to come prepared. There is a dirt parking lot or roadside parking.

Mark Platz
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No shadeRocky

A beautiful day for a hike. probably too much for my partner as this was her first hike of the year. Definitely gets your heart pumping after the 1st quarter mile. I didn't know there were two ways to the top, the road towards the radio towers or to the right heading up the mountain, should have went up this way, but we came down it instead. A nice challenge, fairly busy about 25-30 cars in the lot. I enjoy these hikes, most hikers you meet are very friendly.

AnhnTh V
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HikingNo shadeRocky

A very good up hill trail for running up!

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Rhett Shaw
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Hiking

Fairly easy. I’m looking for a hiking partner as I had to do this one alone.

Brad Cahoon
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Hiking

Great little hike

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robert Eicher
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this is an easy hike. The trail is paved a good part of the way and not real steep, a good running trail.

Alyssa Algren
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Hiking

Good work out. Definitely on the easier side of moderate. Lots of parking, Will do again.

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Andrew Dunn
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HikingRocky

This hike is amazing. All the stars!! A good chunk of is is paved but don't be fooled, this is not an easy hike, this sucker is steep. And the views are amazing. Highly recommend. One of my new favorite hikes in AZ.

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Nicole Kverek
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Hiking

I wasn't expecting this hike to be mostly on paved road, but it was still a very pleasant hike with some good views. I thought it was on the easier side, but it still proved to be a good workout on the way up. I was with my two younger step children that are 10 and 12 y.o. weenies so we had to stop more than a few times. I also brought my 2 y.o. German Shepard. Definitely very dog friendly, as long as you bring a doggy bag for their business, as a few others unfortunately clearly did not.

Charles Priestley Jr.
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Hiking

Good trail to do in the morning. There is an American flag if you continue past the tower

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Sherri Kolman
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

This trail has a relatively steep incline on pavement so it doesn’t really feel like a hike per se. Once you reach the radio towers, the path to actually hike is narrow along the metal fence. The trail to get to the flag is tight and steep at times. There are an exorbitant number of jumping cholla along the ridge line as you make your way over three false summits so watch your step. You won’t see the flag until you get over the first summit. The views from the top are decent and you can see Picacho Peak in the distance. The Bolt Trail is not an official trail but can be accessed off the rocky strip before hitting the main drive. Bring plenty of water and wear long pants and boots to avoid getting impaled by all of the surrounding cacti.

Joy Mattia
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HikingNo shade
Lucia Perez
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Hiking

I hope you have good knees for this steep climb. I liked it though

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Lucia Perez
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Hiking

First time getting to the flag, I feel accomplished... lol

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Christie Mitchell Olson
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HikingNo shade
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Francisco Campos
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i love this trail for a quick workout. i do it every other day. would not recommend it in the summer months. very hot and no shade.

Casey Huff
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HikingNo shade

Good trail.

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Stephanie R.
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Very steep heading up and I agree with the "moderate" ranking because of this. I had 2 large dogs along with me and because of the narrow, uneven, and rocky surface we weren't able to go much further past the radio tower. But all in all, great hike!

Ronald Catague
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Hiking

Would give it a 5 if there was actual scrambling involved but you have an option of going up the paved road or taking the steep bolt trail (to the right right before the paved road). The flag is 3 summits to the right once you're at the top (about another 10-15 min).

John Celmer
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The trail offers great views no matter what route you take. For the more adventurous take the Bolt trail up and down.I took the paved route up and came down the Bolt Trail. I loved walking the ridge from the towers to the flag where you get a view on both sides.

Ryan Mayer
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Hiking

Loved the hike. Did the hike as a sunrise hike. If there wasn't lingering after effects of an overnight storm in the east it would've been more spectacular, but it was beautiful nonetheless. The paved part was pretty steep, but it overall easy.

Randy Magen
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Rocky at first then paved to the top. Slow to go up because it is steep, but quick to come down. Doable in an hour without extraordinary effort

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