Looking for a great trail near Yuma, Arizona? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Picacho State Recreation Area, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mittry Lake Wildlife Area. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Yuma ranging from 2.8 to 16.3 miles and from 183 to 1,965 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
no shade
rocky
2 days ago

Very boring hike, no good sights other than 1 mountain, would be fun on a four wheel drive vehicle or ATV

hiking
2 days ago

Moderate!? NOT. It was hard but it was beautiful and a great workout. Would definitely do again.

hiking
4 days ago

Awesome hike! And a good workout to the top. Definitely would recommend.

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

I nice easy trail with a good view at the the end.

hiking
17 days ago

good atv trail, pretty short tho.

hiking
23 days ago

Underestimated this hike. Should be considered difficult for new hikers. 5.3 mile hike in 1:49.

mountain biking
1 month ago

There are no signs on the trail that really guide you. Also today I found out that my bike is conductor as I was riding on a hill to close to the power lines. Not fun

off road driving
no shade
rocky
washed out
2 months ago

This is a solid trail, lots of tight corners, the trail is pretty narrow. I did the trail in a 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport, with a leveling kit and some decent MT tires. The length of the truck definitely made it a challenge especially without a spotter, but cautious driving combined with getting out to check your own lines made this a pretty fun afternoon out.

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rocky
4 months ago

Get there early before the heat. Plenty of parking. The first part is rocky and you can take 2 trails then the rest is paved. It’s an incline alright! Coming down could be hard on your knees. Going diagonal from one side of the trail to the other may help with coming down. Great views at the top. Very peaceful and a slight breeze.

A pretty hike. Peaceful. For women and safety planning, there are some secluded parts with low visibility.

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

Steep hike to the top. There is a gate that says no trespassing but it is always closed, just go around it. Nice hike

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful day to go hiking!

I'm not entirely sure I would up on the right trail, but it was still beautiful!

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rocky
6 months ago

A steep desert hike with a paved trail part way up. Very popular with locals. No shade, and very steep in some areas. There are a couple variations to the trail - usually marked with cairns and paint, and easily visible. The trail itself is rough until you reach the concrete access road going up to the towers on top of the mountain. We turned back a little early to avoid hiking in the dark. There is practically no twilight this far South. Good hike overall!

hiking
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

Definitely meant more for mountain bikers. As a hike I wouldn’t classify it as difficult. A few climbs but nothing crazy. Definitely would be intense on a bike. Lots of hairy edges and gravelly sections. As a hike it was just “meh”. At the end I started to cheat and cut the switchbacks because I was so bored and ready for it to be over.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful! Steep paved path.

The day was perfect to explore the lush green foliage along the bank of the Colorado river. At the beginning, families picnicked on the beach and waded in the water. The sounds were full of Mexican music, traffic and trains. A few tubers were in paradise as they meandered the river without a care. The sandy path exercised the calves of my legs. Bees extracted nectar from purple blooms and white pollen floated through sun beams. A few tidbits: I entered the latitude longitude into the GPS to arrive at a one lane bridge over-top of the park. After a U-turn it was a simple matter to find the parking lot below and to the west. I did not see signage for the East Wetlands Interpretive Trail. Instead, there are signs for the Juan Buatista De Anza National Historic Trail (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Bautista_de_Anza_National_Historic_Trail) and the Charles Flynn Riverfront Trail. Apparently, the former is over 1200 miles long, so this is just a part of it.

Hiked this early on a Sunday, just after sunrise when the cool morning air was refreshing. I was aghast to see the large parking area already crowded! Most people were coming down as I was going up with my dog Zeke. The first 1.4 miles is easy, along a canyon trail that then merges with the paved maintenance road to the top. Once you hit the gate, though, it gets steep and remains steep all the way! Shade quickly disappears once the sun is high enough, so it's important to start early. Most people make it to the first radio tower, drink water, enjoy the view (there's a bench with a pretty view of I-8 as it meanders through the pass). If you want to hike to the highest radio tower, it's another .4 miles o/w. Few people go that far, but you do get views in all directions. There are two porta-pots by the gate. This is a very popular trail. Even saw two Marines in full battle rattle powerwalking up this road. Huah!

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

March 29, 2018-Hiked with Armani while on an overnight visit, 2 and 1/2 hours door to door.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike! Beautiful view, be ready to go up some high elevations.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike to see the 360 view of Yuma area. 30 mph winds...hang on to your hat...

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome experience once you reach the top, what a view! Once a year must!

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