Fortuna Peak - WWII B-17 Crash Site (PRIVATE PROPERTY)

HARD 14 reviews

Fortuna Peak - WWII B-17 Crash Site (PRIVATE PROPERTY) is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fortuna Foothills, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from September until April.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1696 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

scramble

private property

The crash site can be found around 1600 feet. There is a lot of wildlife on this hike including lizards, snakes, crows and hawks. Bring plenty of water during the summer months.

hiking
28 days ago

Difficult with lots of boulders and loose rock, but well worth the climb. There's not much wreckage left after all these years, but there is an obvious debris field marked by a small flag. Landing gear, sheet metal, engine parts and misc pieces can be seen. There's a ammo box with a picture of the crew at the highest painted cross. After that it's about 200 feet to the summit. I entered off 15E and followed the orange ribbons marking the path to the base of the mountain.

hiking
1 month ago

Wow!! Great hike I’m glade I did it but it was hard at the top! We went all the way to the flag!!!

hiking
3 months ago

It was a great hike would not do it alone. If you plan on doing it in December do not do it after noon. Would do it again

hiking
4 months ago

Like the other reviews starting on the frontage road near the border patrol stop, you have to step over 2 small fences and follow the posted path as close as possible. Getting to the base of the mountain is pretty easy. After that, it's sketchy in some areas with some improvisation and scrambling up the mountain. However, once you start seeing the white crosses, wreckage, and cairns (thank you friendly hikers), you'll be encouraged to keep going to the peak.

If anyone is heading up there, bring a new 3'x5' flag, this one is tattered.

hiking
5 months ago

I hiked this trail today. You can park on public parking and then hike 3/4 of a mile through government land step over a small fence and your on the trail. At no point will you be on private property. I highly remcommemd this hike. Watch you ankles.

6 months ago

In-line with the previous hikers report this trail is no longer accessible. Fencing is in place across the trail entrance no trespassing signs are in place. The gate that goes onto the trail has a padlock with distinct no trespassing All Trails should remove it from their database

8 months ago

I really wanted to try this trail but I couldn't figure out how to get there. There are tons of "No Trespassing" signs every 50 feet all around that made it pretty hard to pretend you didn't see them. Perhaps people just go anyway but it made me uncomfortable. If anyone has info about that I would be interested.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017