Harquahala Mountain Trail

HARD 13 reviews

Harquahala Mountain Trail is a 12.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salome, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.4 miles
3,707 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

off road driving



wild flowers

1 month ago

This hike was a great hike! Getting to the trailhead you have to find the palm tree on the opposite side of the road. There will be a gate that you will have to open. You don't need 4X4.

4 months ago

Awesome trail, views towards the end of the trail were fantastic, i didn't run into even one other person through out the entire 4.5 hour hike.

6 months ago

Awesome scenery and trails. pretty steep spots. But not hard. Done on a 2 wheel drive blaster. I wouldn't take my f350 though. Would be kind of harry.

8 months ago

Beautiful drive, and spectacular views from the summit

horseback riding
10 months ago

Great area access is tough

Friday, January 27, 2017

Very challenging but worth it. If you drive into the trailhead the round trip hike is 10.8 miles. We drove to the trailhead in a Honda CRV and had no trouble.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Very tough, very worth it. Trail head is 2 miles inland off highway 60, on a dirt road. You'll see a gate at mile marker 71 (there's also a palm tree on the opposite side of the highway). The road is easy to follow but I would highly suggest a high-clearance vehicle (I wouldn't have been comfortable in anything less than my 4WD truck). Once you pass the horse trailer parking, the trail head and registry are 0.4 miles further up the road. You'll know when you can't drive any further. Bring lots of water, and rain gear during the wet season!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Great very scenic trail , want to hike again soon

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

A beautiful and challenging trail up the mountains from 2,000 feet to 5,600. The trail was well kept and easy to follow. Make a turn of hwy 60 between mile marker 70 and 71. A palm tree on the other side of the highway marks the entrance. The dirt road to the trailhead was rocky, my little volvo good, but I will bring a pick up next time. Fairly secluded, only about one hiker a day according to the registar. Being December it was cold and wind on the top.

This just became my favorite hike around Phoenix, make sure you add this one to your to-do list.

off road driving
6 months ago

recorded Harquahala Mountain Trail

7 months ago

Monday, August 28, 2017

off road driving
Tuesday, September 27, 2016