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Daisy Mountain Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near New River, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.8 mi Elevation gain 1,387 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Rocky

No shade

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Daisy Mountain is State Trust Land. Please refer to the Arizona State Land Department for permit requirements.

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Reviews (408)
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Recordings (399)
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Katey Teece
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HikingNo shadeRocky

I can’t give this trail 5 stars because the “stick of the lollipop” was rather boring and uneventful. I did wonder for a while why this was rated as hard because it felt more moderate. At about 2 and third miles in it did get really steep warranting hard but still more moderate hard. The path was rocky as many people have mentioned but I don’t think it was anything too treacherous. I went counterclockwise on the loop which I think was beat for the descent. The view from the top was pretty awesome. You have a 360 view. I enjoyed my breakfast up on top. I only saw 5 other people total while on the trail. I got a little bit of late start at 6:30 AM. It took about 3.5 hours plus the 15 minutes I paused to eat breakfast and take in the view. It was a bit hot that last mile stretch out in the straight sun. Overall, there was little to no shade on this trail. I would encourage an earlier start in the hotter months. I did see a desert tortoise on my way down which was really cool. I fortunately didn’t see any snakes! Would I do this hike again, probably. I won’t put it on my top ten but definitely worth venturing.

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Bobby Pratt
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HikingNo shadeRocky

This trail is basically in my backyard so I hike all or part of it several times a week. It's NOT well marked! Download a map. There are lot's of places to take a wrong turn. As many have pointed out it's flat for a few miles before getting steep. I don't like the lollypop out & back so I usually make it a loop by walking to an alternate trailhead (Summit Walk Dr.) the blue trail. It's in the gated community but you can walk in the gate. Summit Walk to Gavilan Peak to Livingston Way will get you back to the normal trailhead. You can also make this an easier 5 mile hike and avoid the most difficult climbing. If you go Counterclockwise the summit is not oblivious. Continue N/E to the flag.

Amy Gonzales
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HikingBugsNo shadeRocky

This is a great trail my friend and I do often. As others have mentioned on the first peak the trail is deceiving but go to the left (if doing the trail counter clockwise) and head towards the second summit (more north). There are a lot of gnats here but it is worth the hike!

Sean O
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HikingBugsRocky

Still have yet to see another person summit. Great hike close to town, but just far enough out that it’s never busy. It seems like most people just walk the 2 miles in where the trail splits and then turns around. Almost no real elevation gain until past this point. I recommend to go counter clockwise. It’s much steeper this way, easier going up. Trail is easy to follow despite how little I think it’s used. Awesome views over new river, Anthem, and the entire valley.

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Salman Ahmad
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HikingNo shadeOff trail

This trail is awesome!!! The trails aren't marked the best and it branches off by one of the American flags and we ended up going down the wrong trail and had to trek back up. Besides that, this trail is awesome! Solid difficulty and short enough to do in about 3 to 4 hours depending on pace.

ryan dunn
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Hiking

Excellent trail, clearly marked, saw one rattlesnake. Amazing hike without leaving civilization. Little steeper than anticipated at a few spots. Good hiking pace 3-3.5 hours roundtrip.

Greg Venegas
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HikingNo shadeRocky

I’m glad I ignored the negative reviews and came to check out this trail. Did it counterclockwise in 3 hours, 10 minutes. Amazing mountain views! Definitely a great hike worth exploring!

John Magdaleno
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Hiking

Great counter clockwise loop hike up Daisy mountain. Bobcat on the trail early this morning. It’s great seeing wildlife while hiking.

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Shannon Boe
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HikingNo shade

Definitely becoming one of my favorites!

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Kimberly Reese
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HikingBugs
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Alyssa Ione
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HikingBugsRocky

Just beautiful this time of year. Go counter clockwise for more shade and less impact on your knees going down :)

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Kason Bryant
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HikingRocky

Really cool trail once you get to see the mountains

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Jessica Eskew
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Hiking

Should be noted that this trail head is in a neighborhood with little to no parking. We arrived and were disappointed to not find parking.

Westen W
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Hiking

Excellent climb, though flatter at first. Views were amazing. Started early. Saw one other person the entire time. Will do this one again!

Conley Harris
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Hiking

Fun hike! There is a good incline but not too challenging. Great hike for the fam or with a group of friends! The wild flowers displayed are absolutely stunning this time of year! Highly recommend :) @harris_hikers

Tessa Williams
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Aaron Kane
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Saw very few people on the trail at 2pm on a Thursday. Miles and miles of beautiful wildflowers. Starts of easy but gets very steep. Great hike!

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Bella Guzman
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Nature trips

Una caminata por la Naturaleza fenomenal ..

Christopher Wieman
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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Kendra Hintz
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HikingFeeNo shade
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