Muggins Peak Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews

Muggins Peak Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wellton, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.2 miles
695 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



9 days ago

Our favorite hike during our stay in Wellton. The area is peaceful and beautiful. Hiked this trail 5 times, 3 times around the mountain. The road to parking lot is in good condition. Hike wash for short distance until you spot a cairn then climb out of wash to follow trail along right side of wash. It will later cross wash then head up the mountain side. Once on top, the trail around Muggins mountain becomes less obvious but we’ve made it around and back down 3 times. Gets steep in spots but doable. We’re 60 and 66 and has been fine. Really enjoy it!

3 months ago

This is a nice hike and relatively easy. Try to keep an eye out for the cairns as there are many smaller trails that spring off of the main one. Most of the recordings if not all show only one way in and out. This trail actually goes all away around Muggins Peak. Stay close the base and wash as it's easy to get off the main path.

4 months ago

We had a wonderful Saturday morning exploring this trail, alot of different small trails but we tried to stay on the main trail this time . Maybe we will be more adventurous next time we try it

11 months ago

We do this as a loop. Once past trailhead you drop into the desert and won't see signs of civilization the duration. Our loop we have a fairly good elevation gain. A cautionary note this area can become very confusing lots of canyons and valley's and peaks. I would run a gps with backtracking capability if you are not very sure of your ability.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Easy to Moderate hike for sure, the beginning is fairly easy and there are a couple more difficult parts in the hike. 1 good stretch of incline about halfway through. Definitely would be more challenging in the heat of the summer. It's a nice short (2-3hr) hike in these winter months. Very limited shade. Watch the cairns as it is easy to lose trail.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Great weather scenic views and good company

Monday, January 30, 2017

This is a fun trail but is hard to follow and hard to find. People have erected small caerns but mostly it is by memory and guessing. Lots of variations. We usually start by the wash and take a right on the small trail after the steep downhill on the gravel road. Then we follow that until we are around the "mountain". We usually hike this as a loop. Beautiful scenery and usually not many people at all. Be careful and bring a car with 4-wheel drive.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Ok hard to find the trail we mostly hiked up a wash

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Easy trail with many variations of you feel like jumping off the trail. Quiet and quite beautiful at sunrise. Slot canyon is worth the drive alone, we plan on making it all around to the grotto during rainy season!

Monday, December 14, 2015

We hiked 6 mile loop (this is our third trip . The trail is not marked other than cairns ,making this navigation difficult. That being said. When you are out in the wilderness that's what you see. No agricultural fields, highways etc. so it is beautiful. Enjoy the beauty but be aware

Sunday, June 21, 2015

A nice hike around the peak, mostly flat and would recommend a 4WD vehicle to get to the trail head.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I've hiked this trail and slight variations of it a half a dozen times. We find ourselves in Yuma in the summer so we plan our hike to begin just before sunrise so we can complete the 2-3 hour hike before it gets too hot. It can be difficult to locate the loop so having GPS is a big help. Once you leave the paved road, the dirt road requires a vehicle with decent ground clearance and 4WD is recommended. Alternatively, you can hike in from the paved road to reach the trailhead. While you get great views of the peak, the trail doesn't take you to the peak. However, it's easy to get to the base and even to lower areas of the mountain without any gear to get better views of the surrounding area.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I like this place. Some canyons for beauty, trails for exercise, and some really nice views Of the peak. Swear I saw some mountain lion scat!!

Monday, February 07, 2011

This trail offers some great views of Muggins Peak if you opt to hike all the way around it. It is fairly easy until the northeast side of Muggins peak where there are some moderately difficult portions. It took my wife and I about three hours to complete without any major difficulties. I would recommend it for anyone who is looking to get away from the house for an afternoon.

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