Margie's Cove Trail

Total Miles
5.6

Elevation

356.77 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Margie's Cove Trail skirts the south side of Margie's Peak, splitting the Sonoran Desert National Monument and North Maricopa Wilderness. The trail is mostly a rutted dirt track with long stretches of soft sand. You will cross many washes along the trail. The trail ends at the dispersed campground Margie's Cove. Although not very technical in most places, this trail can be quite hazardous in inclement weather due to the many washes you will need to cross. There are ruts of 12-18 inches in some places, although good tire placement will get most 2WD vehicles through without issue.

Photos of Margie's Cove Trail

Margie's Cove Trail
Margie's Cove Trail
Margie's Cove Trail

Difficulty

This trail crosses multiple washes of at least 12 inches deep, so heavy rain can cause flash flooding. Some entrances and departures from the washes can be a bit steep for low clearance vehicles.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Josh Alvarado
Nov 21, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Kody Kawada
Oct 22, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Rey V
Sep 02, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
James Carrillo
May 14, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

Although the trail is accessible from the north, the best way to reach it is from Woods Road and US85.

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