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Radio Tower Trail - Casa Grande Mountain Park - 5 members in 28 triplogs have rated this an average 2.6 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Oct 20 2019
azdesertfather
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47 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Casa Grande Mountain Ridgeline TrailSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 20 2019
azdesertfather
Hiking3.55 Miles 1,072 AEG
Hiking3.55 Miles   1 Hour   25 Mns   3.04 mph
1,072 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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First hike in the Casa Grande Mts, nice little spot. Did this as a quick one while there.
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Apr 26 2018
chumley
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48 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Radio Tower / Bolt Trail LoopSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 26 2018
chumley
Hiking3.96 Miles 1,448 AEG
Hiking3.96 Miles   1 Hour   41 Mns   2.42 mph
1,448 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
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1st trip
On the way back north I decided to hit another all time unique for me on the outskirts of Arizona’s premier city! I opted to climb the trail and save the road for the downhill. I couldn’t figure out why the gps track went beyond the benchmark peak until I got up there. The ridgeline is really cool! I did a full out n back, hitting the range high point and a few other bumps along the way.

The gnats are out but the breeze helped keep them at bay. Visibility was terrible but there’s not much you’d want to see from here anyway!

The entire hike was accompanied by high caliber rapid gunfire along the base of the mountain. I skipped calling the sheriff. Probably because there’s a firing range.
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Jan 02 2018
parkeraph
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 Photos 9
 Triplogs 6

23 male
 Joined Dec 28 2017
 Tempe, Az
Radio Tower Trail - Casa Grande Mountain ParkSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2018
parkeraph
Hiking2.02 Miles 648 AEG
Hiking2.02 Miles   8 Hrs      0.26 mph
648 ft AEG      5 Mns Break3 LBS Pack
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1st trip
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Easy workout hike, mostly paved all the way too radio tower, I continued to the first pick after the tower. Great place to bring a dog!
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Sep 13 2016
The_Dude
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43 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Radio Tower / Bolt Trail LoopSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 13 2016
The_Dude
Hiking3.91 Miles 1,390 AEG
Hiking3.91 Miles   1 Hour   27 Mns   2.70 mph
1,390 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
 
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Busy day of work down in the Old Pueblo, so only had time for a short one. Hit up this old favorite on the way home, nice temps in the afternoon with some cloud cover and a breeze. Made it up the Bolt trail, over on the ridgeline to the end of the trail, and then back around and down the Radio road. I will say the concrete on the tower road is much nicer for a decent than the old ankle buster rocks that were there to contend with. I did not see any other hikers until I made it back to the tower road, then I saw a good 30 people or so. Some jack- :pk: decided that it would be a good idea to put a big heavy rock on top of all the prominent Cholla and Saguaros along the ridgeline trail...the plant guy in me could not stand for it. I must have pulled off a good 50-60 on the way back to the tower. It is not quite orange spray paint on rocks, but pretty close in my book. All in all a good day!
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Jan 27 2015
The_Dude
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43 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Bolt Trail - Casa Grande MountainSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 27 2015
The_Dude
Hiking5.65 Miles 2,429 AEG
Hiking5.65 Miles   2 Hrs   2 Mns   3.03 mph
2,429 ft AEG      10 Mns Break11 LBS Pack
 
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Sep 02 2014
The_Dude
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43 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Bolt Trail - Casa Grande MountainSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2014
The_Dude
Hiking4.25 Miles 1,686 AEG
Hiking4.25 Miles   1 Hour   39 Mns   2.90 mph
1,686 ft AEG      11 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
 
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Great after work stop for a quickie. Hiked up the Bolt trail after a quick search, headed south along the ridgeline to the end of the trail, and came back via the radio tower road. I really enjoyed the Bolt trail, great elevation gain without having to walk the road. No other hikers out when I got there at 4 p.m.
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Jan 28 2014
The_Dude
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43 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Radio Tower Trail - Casa Grande Mountain ParkSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 28 2014
The_Dude
Hiking3.42 Miles 1,240 AEG
Hiking3.42 Miles      58 Mns   3.66 mph
1,240 ft AEG      2 Mns Break3 LBS Pack
 
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Quick one in on the way home today, nice to hike with only a few pounds on my back after this weekend! Powered up the radio tower road, and continued on the ridgeline to the American Flag memorial, then turned around and headed back. I saw at least 20 other people yesterday afternoon, the most I have seen on this trail yet. No big surprise, the weather was quite nice.
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Aug 13 2013
The_Dude
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43 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Casa Grande Mountain Ridgeline TrailSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 13 2013
The_Dude
Hiking3.62 Miles 1,270 AEG
Hiking3.62 Miles      54 Mns   4.18 mph
1,270 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Mar 13 2013
PaleoRob
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40 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Hunting Comet PanSTARRS, AZ 
Hunting Comet PanSTARRS, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 13 2013
PaleoRob
Hiking0.10 Miles 10 AEG
Hiking0.10 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   0.07 mph
10 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Headed out to see if I could spot Comet PanSTARRS. I was unable to get out the night before due to my wife being released from the hospital (yay! :y: ) so I postponed the trip. I was worried I wouldn't be able to see it as it got darker and darker but I finally was able to make it out for about 10 minutes right before it set.
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Feb 05 2013
The_Dude
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43 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Radio Tower Trail - Casa Grande Mountain ParkSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 05 2013
The_Dude
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,523 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   16 Mns   3.48 mph
1,523 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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I snuck this one in one the way home from Tucson for work. I wouldn't call this a destination hike, but if you are driving by it is just a few miles off the I-10 and very easy to get to. There is some nice elevation gain going up the radio tower road, and even more if you continue west along the ridgeline. Lots of cholla, so not too dog friendly, but not too many people either making it good for some quick solitude. I thought I would get in a little extra training for the Spartan Race this weekend, so I plowed through all of the elevation gain without any breaks and jogged most of the downhill. I was a little disconcerted to see some broken window glass in the parking lot, but there were some cars there much nicer than mine so I thought I should be OK. :scared:
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Sep 08 2012
PaleoRob
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40 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Radio Tower Trail - Casa Grande Mountain ParkSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 08 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking2.02 Miles 648 AEG
Hiking2.02 Miles
648 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
 
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2nd hiking club outing of the year. No students showed up so us chaperones just hiked anyways. Laggers!
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"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Sep 01 2012
PaleoRob
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40 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Radio Tower Trail - Casa Grande Mountain ParkSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 01 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking2.37 Miles 785 AEG
Hiking2.37 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   1.19 mph
785 ft AEG      15 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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First Hiking Club trip of the 2012-2013 school year. Started late (7am) so it was hot. Decided not to go all the way to the flagpole. Went to the second summit instead. Not a bad group of kids!
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"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Mar 02 2012
PaleoRob
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40 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Radio Tower Trail - Casa Grande Mountain ParkSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 02 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking1.50 Miles 389 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles      40 Mns   2.25 mph
389 ft AEG30 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Training day for the softball team.
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"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Feb 23 2012
PaleoRob
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40 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Radio Tower Trail - Casa Grande Mountain ParkSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking1.01 Miles 324 AEG
Hiking1.01 Miles      22 Mns   2.75 mph
324 ft AEG
 
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Jogged up to the gate and back with the softball team. Had to slow down on the way up and back to stick with an injured team member.
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"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Feb 10 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 168
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40 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Radio Tower Trail - Casa Grande Mountain ParkSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 10 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking0.25 Miles 37 AEG
Hiking0.25 Miles
37 ft AEG30 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Biodiversity sampling.
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"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Jan 17 2012
trekkintoo
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50 male
 Joined Mar 23 2009
 Central AZ
Radio Tower Trail - Casa Grande Mountain ParkSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2012
trekkintoo
Hiking2.02 Miles 648 AEG
Hiking2.02 Miles
648 ft AEG
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Hiked with my lil girl to the peak, was a beautiful day out & clear skies in all directions.
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Jan 06 2012
TheNaviG8R
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51 male
 Joined Jul 26 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Radio Tower Trail - Casa Grande Mountain ParkSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 06 2012
TheNaviG8R
Hiking2.40 Miles 648 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles
648 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Dec 28 2011
UmaDevi2004
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 Photos 68
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50 female
 Joined Aug 18 2011
 Apache Junction,
Radio Tower Trail - Casa Grande Mountain ParkSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 28 2011
UmaDevi2004
Hiking2.02 Miles 648 AEG
Hiking2.02 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   1.62 mph
648 ft AEG2 LBS Pack
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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3 of us on this hike and omg i was on a mission to get to the top. i was the only one of the party able to make it to the radio towers and then i jogged down to my party wish i had more time to do the ridgeline trail. might take the dogs the next time since the road is very maintained and would be safe for them :wrt:
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Dec 19 2011
Charger55
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41 male
 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Casa Grande Mountain Ridgeline TrailSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 19 2011
Charger55
Hiking3.70 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   2 Hrs      1.85 mph
300 ft AEG
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1st trip
This is Casa Grande's equivalent of Camelback. It's nothing to go out of your way for, but it's easy enough if you're passing through and want to add a couple of extra miles to your day. The Bolt Trail is the way to go if you're headed up the mountain and the Radio Tower Trail offers the quicker descent. I did a quick summit of Casa Grande 2 then took the Ridgeline Trail to the Flagpole, the range's highpoint. I set my camera's self-timer and took some Iwo Jima poses at the summit, but settled on a Captain America pose for my new avatar.
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Dec 10 2011
PaleoRob
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40 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Radio Tower Trail - Casa Grande Mountain ParkSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 10 2011
PaleoRob
Hiking2.02 Miles 648 AEG
Hiking2.02 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   2.20 mph
648 ft AEG      15 Mns Break7 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Went up early to catch the eclipse. Looked great from the parking area, but by the time we were at the towers, it was obscured by haze and dust. :(
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"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
average hiking speed 2.21 mph
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