Vulture Peak Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wickenburg, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses and is best used from February until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A really nice hike. The desert is so green right now from all of the rain the cactus and flowers are blooming.
Nice quick hike fun scramble to peak
Just beautiful. After the trail ends around the saddle, you can still climb to the top, but it is definitely harder. The view is worth it.
Very easy access not requiring a 4wd vehicle. Trail to base of mountain is very nice and the switchbacks made it available to anyone. Once at the saddle it was easy to ascend to the top and take in the awesome view. Also some cool little caves and boulders to explore- all the while dreaming of beer back in Wickenberg. I give this trail 5 stars due to accessibility, trail quality, with a bonus scramble to the top of Vulture Peak with blustery views of the surround ing areas.
Last part up to the peak is a scramble, but doable. Nice view from the top. We hiked from the lower parking which is accessible to all cars.
this trail is my favorite trail yet outside if Sedona or flagstaff. the views are gorgeous and the hike was unmanicure (which I loved).