Four Peaks Trail

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4.6/5 (38 reviews)
Fountain Hills, Arizona (Maricopa County)
Last Updated: 12/27/2023
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The iconic Four Peaks trail in the Tonto National Forest is just a stone's throw from Phoenix, Arizona. The trail offers pristine views of the Mazatzal Mountains and Lake Roosevelt all while leading you through a very diverse desert landscape. The Four Peaks area is a gem for outdoor enthusiasts because it offers an astonishing array of activities and history. The trail is a nice easy offroad drive with several scenic vistas and campsites along the route. The area is very popular with shooters. There are numerous designated sites early where you can legally shoot approved targets. Please be responsible and remove all your target debris and discharged shells. The name Four Peaks is in reference to the four prominent peaks of a ridge forming the massif's summit. The northernmost peak and the only named one is Brown's Peak, the tallest of the four at 7,659 feet. It is the highest point in Maricopa County. The connecting trail is at waypoint 9.

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4.6/5 (38)
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 02/23/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy, but rough. Not technically challenging but I wouldn’t take a low clearance vehicle on this road unless you want to destroy it. You better have decent clearance, tires and shocks.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/19/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail was very rough. It did smooth out as you crossed over the summit. View was amazing. Would do it again and highly recommend it.
Trail Review: Four Peaks Trail - Stephen Soderlund
Trail Review: Four Peaks Trail - Stephen Soderlund
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/14/2024

Love this trail normally take the wife and in-laws up there it is easy for them to drive. PLEASE be careful with the snow and the ice. It does freeze and with the inclines and switch backs it gets tricks. Jeep gladiator went over the edge today.
Trail Review: Four Peaks Trail - Brian Solliday
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/26/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I took an evening group run with 25 Jeeps up to the top of Four Peaks. The trail is in good shape. Night views from the top are always a great sight. (The video attached is from a different date but I am posting it as a reference for those considering doing the trial for the first time.)
Trail Review: Four Peaks Trail - Todd Harkins
Trail Review: Four Peaks Trail - Todd Harkins
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/20/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun, easy trail. Great Views both sides of the peaks. Good place for a beginner to get there feet dirty.
Trail Review: Four Peaks Trail - Tim Stubbe
Trail Review: Four Peaks Trail - Tim Stubbe

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