Uphill Slog

Total Miles
4.5

Elevation

1,475.63 ft

Duration

1.25 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The Uphill Slog Trail is a challenging rock track that almost immediately starts into a steep, long, rocky climb. With washouts and erosion, you'll have to take it slow, and choose lines wisely as it's evident that this trail is shaped and reshaped by the running waters of Arizona's monsoons. Sneaky rocks, ledges, and wash crossings with steep entrances and exits is what you're in for all the way to the top. There are a few large camping loops at the bottom / start of the track near AZ Highway 78 that trailers can fit into, with primitive rock rings for campfires, though check local fire rules as this is wildfire country and restrictions are almost always in place, especially during the summer.

Photos of Uphill Slog

Uphill Slog
Uphill Slog
Uphill Slog

Difficulty

There are multiple steep grades and obstacles on this trail, including ledges and washouts with deep cuts in the trail and wash crossings with steep entrances and exits.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Steve Mcd
Apr 14, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Ran this downhill from FR 9952 (up to Horse Mountain). Lots of cow head sized rocks, slow going, a couple rutty washes. Nothing crazy. 9952 was more interesting and challenging IMO, still probably a 4/10
Drake Bolin
Jan 27, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Rough/Deteriorated
Entrance to the trail is rutted out and so are some of the climbs. Long wheel base vehicles that do not have high clearance bumpers will scrape. Large rock gardens dot the trail the further you go up.
Robin Miles
Nov 03, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Dusty

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