Hieroglyphic Mountain Loop

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4.7/5 (11 reviews)
Wickenburg, Arizona (Maricopa County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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This route has many highlights. Make sure to bring the camera for great desert scape photos. The Boulder OHV area is free to use and offers camping, bathrooms, and an OHV practice arena for kids. Quickly you'll find an optional obstacle, a small-waterfall for some shenanigans that allows you to get some flex on. Just after the waterfall you will find an old windmill with a larger area to make a stop. This trail takes you through sandy washes and up to the tops of roller-coaster-like peaks with breathtaking views. This is a very narrow trail when climbing the high peaks that give a bit of the pucker factor with little to no room for turn arounds. You descend back down into the wash and end the loop where you began -- making it nice for vehicles that are towed to the trail head or if you are camping out.

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4.7/5 (11)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/12/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Cool short Trail, With some incline and decline Hills. Really recommended if you haven’t been out there give it a try.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/16/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

The trail was a fun trail but went relatively quickly if you are just sticking to the guided trail it self. We finished the trail in about 2-3 hours total trip. We did not stop venturing out much as we had things to do later on. Some parts going up the hill and down do get very narrow. Definitely not for a full size vehicle. 4 door wrangler just makes it
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/07/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Pretty fun and clean trail has a nice mix of everything! Few spots that are little tricky but good tire placement makes easy work. Watch out towards the end of the hill climb there's a sharp turn that's pretty rutted and lose take it slow or you might slide into the wall.
Trail Review: Hieroglyphic Mountain Loop - Brandon W
Trail Review: Hieroglyphic Mountain Loop - Brandon W
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 02/04/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

This is not that difficult if trail. In the old days of 1 to 10, maybe a 5.
Trail Review: Hieroglyphic Mountain Loop - Dan Troxel
Trail Review: Hieroglyphic Mountain Loop - Dan Troxel
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Visited: 11/13/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Did this trail today. It’s lots of fun. The waterfall obstacle is fun to play on for sure. There’s one steep climb that is fun. There is one decline that is steep, bends to the driver’s side out of view, and has a large washed hole along the driver’s side. Take it slow and be prepared for the rear ended to slide a little. Not sure if it should be a 5. Waterfall is optional and there isn’t really anything after that which cannot be done in a stock Wrangler. Fun trail just out of Phoenix. I recommend it for a fun time.
Trail Review: Hieroglyphic Mountain Loop - David Alvarado
Trail Review: Hieroglyphic Mountain Loop - David Alvarado
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