Harquahala Mountain Summit Road Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Harquahala Mountain Summit Road Trail is a 20.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wickenburg, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

20.2 miles
4,091 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving


wild flowers

historic site

A BLM (Bureau of Land Management) National Byway which climbs to the top of 5681 ft. Harquahala Mountain, the highest mountain in southwestern Arizona. At the top, find an observatory built by the Smithsonian Institution in use from 1920 to 1925. Also find modern solar collectors used by the Central Arizona Project. Camping and picnic places are provided along the road.

2 days ago

Lots of fun, but really rocky! Make sure your tires aren’t going to puncture on this road. Worth the view at the top.

off road driving
4 months ago

Real easy drive, no obstacles to speak of. The scenery is great and enjoy coming down the mountain as you pick up speed. Picnic tables at the top are great for a break and the observatory while not open has quite a few informational postings that are really interesting.

off road driving
Monday, January 02, 2017

Saturday, October 19, 2013