Vulture Peak Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews

Vulture Peak Trail is a 3.9 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, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1400 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

views

wildlife

rocky

hiking
23 days ago

When you come across an intersection of direction in the wash be sure to go straight and not on to the off-roading trail to the left. Great views at the top and other places to explore to the opposite side of the saddle.

hiking
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2 months ago

Fun hike -- the trail stops at the saddle but there's somewhat of a path to the top if you're up for some scrambling. Very isolated, though. We didn't have any cell service and didn't see anyone else.

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hiking
4 months ago

A really nice hike. The desert is so green right now from all of the rain the cactus and flowers are blooming.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice quick hike fun scramble to peak

5 months ago

5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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hiking
7 months ago

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.

7 months ago