Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Trails

MODERATE 2 reviews

Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Trails is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wickenburg, Arizona. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

off road driving
4 months ago

This is primarily a four wheel drive adventure, with an easy wilderness hike at the end. Only short wheelbase, high clearance 4WD vehicles should attempt this. The road is very rough and signage is sparse. There are quite a few steep rocky washes that require slow and careful navigation. Panoramic views of the mountains in all directions and a real wilderness experience make the 141/2 mile off-road trek to the trail-head worthwhile.

Directions: From Phoenix, take I-10 west to exit 81, Salome Road, go west 9.6 mi. Turn right onto Eagle Eye Rd, go 3.7 mi, The 4WD trail is on the right, designated by a small brown BLM marker "FR 9349". Stay on FR 9349 for 13 miles, then turn left (north) onto an unmarked gravel road for another 1.5 mi to the trail-head gate. There is no BLM marker at the intersection, we built a cairn with a white cooler top to mark the turn. It takes 1.5-2 hrs to go the last 14.5 miles.

off road driving
Friday, March 31, 2017

Easy hike. The drive to the trailhead is the hard part! Take FR 94349 from Eagle Eye Road (Aguila or Tonopah). It's about 14-1/2 miles to the trailhead. Took us two hours in a 4wd truck. The hike is more of a walk down an old road. Some ruins and the old tank and the base of the windmill are all that's left there. Go in March for amazing wildflowers!