Ascent of Harquahala Mountain on 2016-04-17

Climber: Matt Horbal

Date:Sunday, April 17, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Harquahala Mountain
    Elevation:5681 ft / 1731 m

Ascent Trip Report

Harquahala Mountain Trail. Turn off of US 60 is easy to miss. Gate was closed but not locked. Follows arrows marked "Trail" past a few turns. I would say that high clearance is important, not 4WD to reach the trail head, but that said someone got their sedan up there. We overnighted in the parking lot, utilized the cleanest TH vault toilet I've ever used, and hit the trail before 7a. I'd recommend an earlier start in shoulder seasons because the bulk of the ascent was in the shade with the early start. The trail is not marked but easy to follow and maintains a steady grade. No register found at the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3350 ft / 1021 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.8 mi / 17.4 km
    Route:Harquahala Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:Harquahala Mountain TH  2331 ft / 710 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes

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