Badger Trail

Near Golden Valley, Arizona

Badger Trail does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Ascending into the southern end of the Cerbat Mountains, Badger Trail meanders through scenic Mohave Desert vegetation and interesting granitic rock outcroppings. The route gains almost 1,100 feet in elevation over its 3.2 mile length and connects with Castle Rock Trail at the terminus. With a consistent 8 percent grade, this trail is moderately strenuous to hike or bike. At several locations along the trail, visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. Intriguing geologic features include jumbled masses of giant granitic boulders and several especially prominent white quartz rock outcroppings. In years of abundant winter rainfall, spectacular wildflower displays can be seen the following spring.

Weather conditions are most comfortable between the months of September and May, although early-morning use during the summer can be pleasant as well. No drinking water is available along the trail and shade is very scarce.

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