Casa Grande Mountain Radio Tower Trail

MODERATE 47 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

24 days 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
29 days ago

Nice trail!!

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
3 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
4 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

7 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
8 months ago

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

8 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
10 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

A decent hike. You go up a jeep trail to a radio tower, where everyone else we saw turned back. It would have been boring if we had not chosen, once we got to the tower, to hike along the ridge, passing through a veritable forest of teddy bear cholla, to the true peak, which we espied from a distance with a flag on top of it flying in the wind from a flagpole. There we found the most tattered American flag we had ever seen and a cache (possibly a geocache) of tins containing guest books signed in Spanish and English. Glad we decided to go all the way to the peak. (Someone should replace that flag.)

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Fun Trail, great views. Nice elevation change towards the top.

hiking
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

It was a great hike. Quick way to get your heart rate up as its a climb to the top. We've done it a few times since visiting

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Nice easy trail

hiking
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

This is a relatively easy hike, though the climb to the radio towers is very steep. It's also paved for a little over half of the ascent. If you go past the complex of radio and cell towers at the top of the paved section you can hit the ridge trail and it's a little less than half a mile south along the ridges to the highest point. Short and sweet, but you get pretty good views of Casa Grande, surrounding area, and mountains all around.

hiking
Sunday, January 31, 2016

It was a good hike. It was a pretty good climb on a good trail.

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