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Vic HansonBeautiful hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2015

Vic Hanson

I hiked from Carney Springs TH, trail was clear, in good shape and well-cairned. My GPS app showed 4 miles from the TH to the summit, about 2950' of gain. After the summit I continued on towards Flatiron, turned around at 6.3 miles from the TH, for a total of 5008' of gain in 13.8 miles. I did go to the Lost Goldmine TH on the return and road walked back to Carney Springs TH. I didn't have any problem with thorns or cactus, even with bare arms and legs. Quite a few people on the trail as it was a Sat., including a total of about 15 hiking from Flatiron.
Posted Feb 15, 2015 12:26 am

seanoLong hike from Miner's Needle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2015


A surprisingly easy scramble after a long hike west from Miner's Needle. Fortunately some people had come before me to pack a trail through the snow. Returned via Carney Saddle. Trip report.
Posted Jan 6, 2015 7:59 pm

huskertriguyGood day
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2014


I was in town on business and had a little window of time so hiked from the Carney Springs trailhead.

I honestly thought 4 hours would be plenty for this hike. I was mistaken.

I turned around below the summit.

No worries, it was a great hike. Trail is very well-marked by cairns in most places. Didn't see a soul once I was on the trail. I will gladly go back.
Posted Dec 18, 2014 12:34 am

Inclinerreally nice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2014


big hike. Still wondering the distance and elevation gain from carney springs parking lot...
Posted Mar 26, 2014 10:24 pm

jdmorehouseBeautiful climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2013


We went up via Hieroglyph Canyon, aiming for the balancing rock. We ran into some class 3+ rock there, so advise aiming higher on the ridge to avoid it. From there it was fairly straight forward following the ridge, heading right around the big rocky obstacles near point 4402, and up through the class 3 climbs to the summit. The views were outstanding from the moment we started ascending from the canyon floor near the petroglyph site. Upon descending, we dropped down before the rocky spine near the balancing rock and ran into some cliffy areas which added some spice to the trip back down. It was a great mountain.
Posted Nov 12, 2013 2:55 pm

WatsonCarney Springs to the blocky summit  Sucess!


From what I remember great weather & views. Hiked with my brother.
Posted Mar 6, 2013 11:14 pm

cabCarney Springs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2013


A nice, quick morning hike starting at Carney Springs. Though I was in the dark for the first 45 minutes or so, the views when the sun came up (especially of Weavers Needle) were awesome. Route is very easy to follow and overcairned, but very near the top I was fooled into traversing in front of and below the summit pinnacles instead of going up and behind them which is the correct route. 3:45 CTC.
Posted Mar 4, 2013 11:25 am

runbyu1From Carney Springs with Brit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012


We got a flat tire just before the trailhead and it ended up being a bit of a premonition of things to come. We planned to run and be up and down in three hours. Things didn't go super well due to being tired from a 10k race the day before, the heat, and other factors. We also somehow followed a huge rock cairn that took us below the summit and to the other side of the mountain. We ended up bushwacking for about an hour before going back to the original spot and finding the correct route to the top which was really fun and a great little scramble to the summit. Only got cactused a few times and drew blood only once...the lack of enough food or water was a bigger concern. Definitely cool though!
Posted Nov 24, 2012 11:50 pm

astrobassmanSurreal   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2012


I decided to hike this mountain from the Carney Springs TH when I had a few hours to blow before a week long business trip in Phoenix. It was 100 degrees + but it wasn’t too hot in the late afternoon due to the aspect of the route. Didn't see a single person the entire way, and I had Stevie Wonder and then "I've been through the desert on a horse with no name..." in my head the whole way. Very surreal and beautiful area.
Posted Apr 24, 2012 12:38 am

Andrew RankineA good scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2009

Andrew Rankine

Came from Heiroglyph canyon. A good little scramble, very secluded, and a ton of fun.
Posted Oct 31, 2011 1:32 pm

DougHemkenFirst view of the Superstitions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2011


via Hieroglyph, with Mike Allex
Posted Oct 24, 2011 1:03 pm

MarmadukeClear and views forever  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2011


Hiked with my wife and it was a great day. Looking to the east and north there are wonderful views. A bit of a bushwack at times through various cactus but very worthwhile. Enjoyed!
Posted Apr 1, 2011 1:38 am

mhengstFrom Carney Springs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2011


Quick dayhike after doing Weaver's the day before. The Carney Springs campground is blocked off and you have to hike in from the Pertalta Road. Well worn trail.
Posted Jan 4, 2011 1:46 pm

oldaditShade Seekers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2003


Even in October this hike was a trifle warm for us.
On the way back out to the Boulder Trail we would huddle
in small patches of shade while waiting for the rear
guard to arrive.
Posted Jan 30, 2010 2:24 pm

TonkaCarney Springs TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2009


Nice desert hike with great views and mean plantlife. You are going to get pricked. The route is cairned well and it was a longer day than I expected. Whoever said they did the round trip in two hours did not do this route. Had great weather and did not see one person on the entire climb.
Posted Dec 28, 2009 1:50 pm

Bob BurdCarney Springs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2009

Bob Burd

With Rick and Matthew, after doing Weavers Needle in the morning. Trip Report
Posted May 8, 2009 12:33 pm

leftfieldRoute Climbed - Carney Springs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2009


Just an out of place Pacific Northwesterner here. Was warned of a rough trail and route-finding issues. Turned out to be the most well-cairned trail i think i've ever been on. Everyone else i ran into up there was thru-hiking the ridgeline. Couldn't have been a nicer day.
Posted Mar 7, 2009 9:49 pm

Dave SHieroglyphic Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008

Dave S

Climbed via the Hieroglyphic Canyon trail with Tana on my first trip to the Phoenix area. Overcast day made the temps just about perfect! A bit of rain on the hike out, but weather wasn't bad at all. Much better than we had expected. Took a detour on the hike out and descended one of the first gullies to intersect the canyon a bit higher up than we had on the approach...not the best plan as we ended up bushwhacking through cacti and "wait a minute" bushes for seemingly the entire descent. But could have been worse! Saw two rattlers on the hike out...one was a Western Diamond Back that began rattling after we had both walked right past it as it hid under a bush a few feet from the trail. The other was of unknown variety and alerted us with its rattle as we approached its hideout right on the trail. This one was right on the edge of the trail and we took a detour around rather than risk upsetting him anymore. We heard at least two others as we hiked out, but didn't catch a glimpse of these as it was getting darker and they weren't right on the trail. Great day in the mountains!
Posted Oct 6, 2008 4:05 am

thexcatGreat views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 1996


Long day hike! Great views.
Posted Jun 5, 2008 12:51 am

MoapaPkFrom Hieroglyph  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2008


On top by 8AM.

I suspect this route sees less use than the Carney Springs side. The ducks are a little inconsistent.
Posted Mar 20, 2008 11:51 pm

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