Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Wickenburg, Arizona

Lower Scenic Loop Road

This is the eastern section leading from town out to the network of trails in the area. It begins in a residential area then progresses to the wild all the while remaining graded washboard and…
Total Miles
4.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Box Canyon at Hassayampa River

This trail will take you along the Hassayampa River. Often, the river is dry or shallow. There are some great shady spots provided by beautiful redrock walls. You can get off the trail on Rincon…
Total Miles
3.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

The Rincon Cutover

This trail cuts from the residential area over to the scenic loop. The base of the trail has a few cleared spots for staging and or dispersed camping with a fire ring. Be aware of…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Black Hills, Box Canyon and Beyond

This mostly graded trail ends at Hassayampa River on one end and the other at the transition to the more difficult section of the Scenic Loop. In winter and rodeo season there will be lots…
Total Miles
5.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp

Buckhorn Road in the Bradshaw Mountains

Buckhorn Road connects many trails in the Bradshaw Mountains. It is a groomed dirt road with easy riding. The views are amazing as you come west down the mountain facing Wickenburg, AZ. Easliy down in…
Total Miles
3.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Hassayampa River

The Hassayampa River trail is a wide sandy wash. Great for playing around in the sand, with a lot of smaller shorter trails to explore. You will need an Arizona State Trust Land recreational permit,…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Castle Hot Springs Road

Castle Hot Springs is a natural hot spring that has had a series of resorts, several of which have burned. It is now privately owned and overseen by caretakers. Not open to the public.As of…
Total Miles
33.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp

Ox Wash Singletrack

This is an entertaining beginner singletrack. This track winds through the desert with some great views and unique cacti to see. There is one hill that is a bit loose with a washout that can…
Total Miles
14.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Sp / Fa

Buckhorn Wash Trail

Buckhorn Wash Trail connects Castle Creek Road (Wash) to Bradshaw Mountain Trail, then to Constellation Road (Wickenburg, AZ) Which then offers two choices. Going north leads to the North end of the Box Canyon Hassayampa…
Total Miles
9.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Belmont Mountain

Watch for open mine shafts on this scenic mountain road. The view from above is phenomenal. There is an optional route to the east that is narrow and fun for ATVs and UTVs.
Total Miles
12.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp

Old Alamo Road

This trail runs from Highway 93 all the way to the shores of beautiful Alamo Lake. There are plenty of dispersed camping spots on either end and if you prefer a more established campground, those…
Total Miles
31.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Carefree Highway R87 Exit

This trail allows riders a simple route to Highway 87 from the Wrangler's Nest Trail or the West Vistancia Loop Trail. If you have ever off-roaded in this area you know how difficult it is…
Total Miles
1.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Twin Buttes to Hwy 74

This is a great short and quick trail, or gateway trail, through desert terrain that gets you from the Twin Buttes to Hwy 74. This trail is north of the Vistancia area, which can lead…
Total Miles
6.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Senator Highway, Crown King Road

This is a long and windy road that takes you to Crown King. Because of its length, and the many things to see and do along the way, you'll want to allow plenty of time…
Total Miles
28.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Senator Loop

Senator Loop is a moderate trail in Crown King. Senator offers plenty of camping and scenic views of the Prescott National Forest. If you're visiting Horsethief Lake, the direct way is staying on Senator and…
Total Miles
11.3
Tech Rating
2 Moderate
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Another Powerline Road

This power line run is a nice parallel rip along the highway. It's a great way to limit one's time on the highway and cut across. There are some hills and a few rocky sections,…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

74A

This short road is rocky, sandy, muddy when wet, and tight with no turnarounds. It's a fun little road to enjoy in a 4WD; low clearance is possible with the right approach. Uneven, rutted trail…
Total Miles
0.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Su

Hassayampa Creek

This road is short but fun. Rutted, rocky, and very tight with only enough room for one car, and no turnaround. No camping in this area. Typically unmaintained after rain or snow. You may encounter…
Total Miles
0.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Mount Francis

This trail is not maintained in the winter. It gets muddy when wet and it is rutted out. The road goes past private property. The road ends at a gate; however, the trail beyond the…
Total Miles
0.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

009402D

This trail is not maintained in the winter. It gets muddy when wet, and it is also rutted out in some places. There is no camping along the trail; however, there is dispersed camping at…
Total Miles
0.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Thumb Butte Loop

The Thumb Butte Loop is arguably the most traveled off-road section in the Prescott National Forest. It's close to town, easy to access and offers sweeping views over Prescott, the Sierra Prieta, the Weaver Mountains…
Total Miles
7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

El Paso Pipeline Road

This is a dirt-covered service road that is regularly maintained. It's a fun, easy route for getting to different areas. Nothing technical about this trail aside from a couple of sandy washes. Note of caution,…
Total Miles
5.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

Pipeline

This trail is rutted, sandy, and will be very muddy when wet. Camping is only allowed in designated areas, there are a few with big spots for bigger rigs. Typically unmaintained after rain or snow.…
Total Miles
1.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Jack Pine Road

This trail gives you access to hiking trails and provides great views of the valley down below. There is spotty cell phone service along the trail, better at the top. If you want a more…
Total Miles
2.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Trail 9949

This short section of trail is more narrow and therefore is only open to small utility SXS and smaller. No full-size trucks or SXS's. Nothing too technical on this trail, aside from one section with…
Total Miles
0.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

Indian Fort

A stone wall fort on a small flat-top hill just off the Table Mesa North Access Road. Drive to the base of the hill and scramble up an easy climb to enter the fort. Commanding…
Total Miles
1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp

Saguaro Way

This section of trail weaves its way through the beautiful desert and leads to a shooting area at the North end. It also connects to a handful of other trails. There are a couple of…
Total Miles
2.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

Road 000047

This trail is typically unmaintained in the wintertime and offers access to biking, horseback riding, and hiking trails. Spotty cellphone service. This is a residential area, so be respectful when driving as this is a…
Total Miles
1.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Cactus Express

A quick, short little section of trail that connects Lake Pleasant road to Saguaro Way trail, which leads to a shooting area. There is nothing terribly technical about this route aside from a couple of…
Total Miles
0.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Spruce Mountain Lookout

This trail leads up to a fire lookout and a couple of awesome hikes. Picnic tables and a small restroom are at the top. There is a gate; it was open when this trail was…
Total Miles
3.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa