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A bushwhack a day keeps the doctor away
Peak 3076 is in the western Goldfields, and it is one of about 20 peaks in the Goldfields having an elevation greater than 3,000 feet and whose elevation is marked on USGS Topographic Marks.
This hike is 100% off-trail, and it involves some steep ascents and descents; as such, the hike is suitable only for those comfortable with this type of hiking.
From the trailhead, head to the east across the plain in Bulldog Canyon. Your initial goal is a saddle high above Bulldog Canyon. You may wish to look at the GPS track for the Panorama Peak Hike that was posted by Cannondale Kid for additional guidance on getting to the saddle -- this hike starts/ends from the same trailhead.
The section of the hike that is within a half-mile or so of the trailhead is relatively flat, and you'll either be going through a wash or following an OHV road. Beyond that, you'll rarely encounter any flat ground on the hike.
Once at the saddle, Peak 3076 will be in view (33.5217, -111.54412). Basically, you will need to drop down into the valley below you and then climb up to Peak 3076. See triplogs for routes that other hikers have used. Once on top of Peak 3076, you will have unobstructed, 360-degree views that make the difficult climb worthwhile. To get back to the trailhead, return more-or-less the way that you came.
During the hike, you will cross through a couple of washes that MIGHT have some water in them after seasonal rains; however, it is best to prepare for no water being available during the hike.
Check out the Official Route and Triplog.
This is a moderately difficult hike.