Explore the most popular trails near Fortuna Foothills with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
8 days ago

Incredible hike. Gorgeous 360 degree view.

Difficult with lots of boulders and loose rock, but well worth the climb. There's not much wreckage left after all these years, but there is an obvious debris field marked by a small flag. Landing gear, sheet metal, engine parts and misc pieces can be seen. There's a ammo box with a picture of the crew at the highest painted cross. After that it's about 200 feet to the summit. I entered off 15E and followed the orange ribbons marking the path to the base of the mountain.

Wow!! Great hike I’m glade I did it but it was hard at the top! We went all the way to the flag!!!

It was a great hike would not do it alone. If you plan on doing it in December do not do it after noon. Would do it again

This hike is not beginner friendly, it involves scrambling (use of your hands) and a lot of loose scree, sometimes with exposure. The elevation gain is also significant especially during the first third of the route. That said, if you have some experience with Arizona peaks under your belt it is a great hike, that involves some route-finding (mostly following game trails) and great views over the area. It took our group 4 hours to complete the loop in Jan 2016.

Like the other reviews starting on the frontage road near the border patrol stop, you have to step over 2 small fences and follow the posted path as close as possible. Getting to the base of the mountain is pretty easy. After that, it's sketchy in some areas with some improvisation and scrambling up the mountain. However, once you start seeing the white crosses, wreckage, and cairns (thank you friendly hikers), you'll be encouraged to keep going to the peak.

If anyone is heading up there, bring a new 3'x5' flag, this one is tattered.

Amazing. So amazing.

hiking
9 months ago

Was amazing, once I got to it...google maps is great... To find this trail go to the corner of 48th Street and Ave 15E on the far east side of the Foothills area, next to the new "Ravines" development. All along Ave 15E you'll see that dirt roads head off toward the Gila mtns. along the tops of small hills. Follow the one closest to this intersection, either on foot or in a 4WD vehicle. After less than a mile you can easily see the trailhead on the side of the mtn. The path starts out as 2 foot wide path but shortly becomes a narrower 1-2 foot path along the way and the top is a scramble. I felt so alive at the summit though! Great hike, took 41 minutes to get up. Enjoy and look for big horns!

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail, love the turns and the terrain. Away from the hustle and bustle. Recommend for the outdoor enthusiasts.

Rough hike like my wife mentioned. Cairns in the beginning which made it a strenuous hike but at least we knew which way to go. This hike is doable for those that are younger and want to just go straight line to the top of Telegraph along the ridge line. Definitely not a hike for kids and I would only recommend for bigger stronger dogs use to hiking in some not so pleasant areas. The very next day we walked up Telegraph all the way to the last tower to see where the path linked up and we were not able to see a trail.

hiking
9 months ago

I would not recommend this trail at all. it said it was easy and kid friendly, but it definitely WAS NOT!! my husband and I tried hiking it but turned back after 3 hours of hard hiking / climbing the side of the mountain and we could no longer see where the trail went . we won't be going back to try it again

I hiked this trail today. You can park on public parking and then hike 3/4 of a mile through government land step over a small fence and your on the trail. At no point will you be on private property. I highly remcommemd this hike. Watch you ankles.

In-line with the previous hikers report this trail is no longer accessible. Fencing is in place across the trail entrance no trespassing signs are in place. The gate that goes onto the trail has a padlock with distinct no trespassing All Trails should remove it from their database

hiking
9 months ago

This is an awesome hike with some incredible views! Really like seeing all the memories up top from prior hikers.

I really wanted to try this trail but I couldn't figure out how to get there. There are tons of "No Trespassing" signs every 50 feet all around that made it pretty hard to pretend you didn't see them. Perhaps people just go anyway but it made me uncomfortable. If anyone has info about that I would be interested.

trail running
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Nice single track climb. Starts out easy and gets progressively harder, with a great scramble near the top. Beautiful views of the Yuma foothills. Recommend going in the winter months. Park near Las Barrancas golf course and run to the base for an added challenge.

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