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

1 month ago

Helluva walk! Be sure to sign the trail log & follow the instructions from the Phantom Hiker!
Bring a bag and help pick up some of the trash on your way down - please and thank you!

This was a good walk. We waited until 10:30am to get started. For This time of year it was a little too hot already. I would recommend earlier in the morning. Most of the trail is in the direct sun. There is only shady areas at the beginning.

I did an early morning hike and was rewarded with a great sunrise at the top, as for the rating, this should be rated a hard hike once you pass the gate at the bottom of the hill, it is quite steep and long.

Good hike in cool weather. Starts out easy and gets hard once you reach the paved road going up the mountain. The view is worth it.

3 months ago

Easy trail and easy to navigate, great views

Nice walk, great for dogs and the trail is paved in a lot of places

Totally worth the sore legs if you make it to the very top!

this trail is a nice hike in the beginning with beautiful scenary. once you hit the pavement road it gets really steep and tough

This is a fairly difficult trail with rocks and hills. I didn’t make it to the top-legs were trembly after climbing rocks. Will plan better next try.

Decent hike for Yuma

Who rated this trail as MODERATE? I’m a a regular hiker who likes climbing and I found this hill challenging. And I also find myself being called back....

4 months ago

This was a great workout. I would definitely label it as a hard hike though. This is not for people who are out of shape. The grade up the mountain is quite steep and pretty long. Beautiful views at the top. The only thing I didn't like was that the road was paved. It kind of takes away from the hiking experience. But it is an access road as well as a "hiking trail" so I understand why.

4 months ago

This is a great trail for hiking although I cannot understand how people who bring their dogs along are too lazy or inconsiderate to clean up dog shit. You really have to watch where your are stepping. This selfish act by others really ruins the hike for other people.

off road driving
5 months ago

the trail is fun to do. Light traffic and spectacular views of the valley. A lot of cross roads and narrow passages on top of the mountains. A few 12" boulders seens but for the most part it was a easy-moderate offroad trail to travel. We had a 4drs Jeep with a 3" lift.

Good local trail! The paved path gets pretty steep. Great place to watch the sunrise or sunset.

Long desert road - make sure to have plenty of gas before getting on. Watch out for desert donkeys at night. Passes through US Army YPG range. Overall a beautiful, long drive through the heart of the Kofa Desert.

Some good hiking spots here - both can be accesed by taking U.S. Highway 95 approximately 63 miles north of Yuma or 18 miles south of Quartzsite, watch for the Palm Canyon/Queen Kofa sign, which indicates the junction with a dirt road.

1) Queen Kofa Canyon (take route to Palm Canyon) - once on road to Palm Canyon, road will split into two sections with signs. Make a left you will hit Queen Kofa, make a right (or go straight) and you will hit Palm Canyon. Both can be done on the same day. Queen Kofa is moderate, however there are steep rocks along the canyon that you can climb for the extra challenge. Overall one of my favorites, you are surrounded by towering canyon walls and the path takes you through the center valley of the canyon. Can park just in front of the entrance.

2) Palm Canyon - another great hike - very short and easy but background and canyon is very beautiful - 30 -45 min max. Only native palms in AZ are located here. Recommend getting to Palm Canyon early in the morning and then doing Queen Kofa in afternoon.

Friday morning. Arrived at 8:30. More people coming down than going up at that time. This was my first time on the trail and my wife's second. Very steep toward the summit by the microwave towers. The views at the top were well worth the effort. We will definitely do this one again.

6 months ago

the walk to the trail is easy and the trail is easy to moderate. there was great weather and desert views.

My first trail in my area! So excited to get out and about in Yuma. Definitely has some super steep trails. Learned to zig zag the trail or walk backwards to change up my muscles on the steepest part of the mountain climb. Thanks to the wonderful people on the trail. Especially for the encouragement! So appreciated

Good challenge for first timers! Decent altitude climb, particularly in later stages.

6 months ago

At about 700 feet elevation there’s a widening of the road and at that point you can get on a single track trail that will take you to the top so you don’t have to walk on the road. You would take the road down after taking the single track up.

It has a great view of Yuma...easy trails to follow...hike traffic slim, i saw about 10 people along the trail on a Saturday afternoon...overall a fun time with friends, family or by yourself:)

In town for a week found trail 1st day here and have done it every day. Great views and folks along the way

Nice little walk great for dogs nice shady

Easy going and good views! Dusty for your feet.

7 months ago

Easy trail and one of my favorites. I prefer to take the trail near the border patrol stop northeast to the dubbed 2nd parking lot. Then, hit the goat trail heading through a wash and it eventually meets back up on the paved road just south of the easily sidestepped locked gate. Then, the fun begins. Go all the way to the last Comm station at the very end (don't stop at the curve where the logbook is.)

Nice and green and shady with great views of the river. Perfect for kids and first time hikers! Lots of wildlife as well!

8 months ago

Fantastic trail. If you’re really up for an adventure, hike the small mountain right in front of you when you park - it has a cross on top. It doesn’t lead anywhere but it’s a tough steep climb, much harder than he normal trail. Once you make you’re way back down then go ahead and hike the 5 miles to towers. At first, it’s an easy hike but as soon as you reach the entrance (just go around the security gate), it’s a tough steep climb to the top. Great views from top! After both climbs on both mountains, I would say this climb is moderate-hard just due to the steepness of the trail and climb! Make sure to pack lots of water and snacks as it may take longer than you think. Enjoy!

A great walk next to the river and back through the wetlands. Plenty of wildlife. Very easy walk.

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