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Quilter Trail, AZ
Description 17 Triplogs 2 Topics
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Difficulty ?    Route Finding
Distance One Way 4.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,168 feet
Elevation Gain 1,263 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,500 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 9.6
Author Unregistered
Descriptions 3,775
Routes 0
Photos 0
Trips 248 map ( 429 miles )
Age ?
Rated Viewed All Mine Friends
30  2015-04-04
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
88  2013-04-10
Rincon E-W Traverse
1  2012-10-14
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
20  2012-07-29
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
17  2012-01-22 bknorby
2  2012-01-21 bknorby
22  2011-10-22
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
joe bartels
25  2011-10-22
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
The Eagle
21  2011-10-22
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
Tortoise Hiker
8  2010-11-04
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
Trailhead Forecast
Historical Weather
NPS Saguaro
Wilderness Saguaro
Official Route
Alternative Routes
Nearby Hikes Area Water Sources
direct air miles away to trailhead
0.5  Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
2.0  Hope Camp Trail
2.0  Madrona Ranger Station from Loma Alta TH
2.7  Manning Camp Trail
2.8  Rincon Creek Trail
4.4  Javalina Rocks
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Sunday Apr 19th Trail Work [ 1, 0, 0 ]
Buffelgrass Removal on in Saguaro National Park

Overview: This trail is a newly constructed segment of the Arizona Trail, although not finalized. Work was still progressing as of April 8, 2011.

The start of the trail has a moderate elevation gain for about 1.5 miles through areas of Prickly Pear, Ocotillo, and Saguaros. Then the trail climbs more rapidly over switchbacks and freshly dug trail for about a mile. There is a gradual gain of another 150 ft toward the highest point with grand views of Rincon Peak and Helen's Dome in the East, X9 Ranch and the Rincon Valley toward the South, and Mt Wrightson toward the West. From there the trail descends about 100 ft to the intersection with the Manning Camp Trail. In several places the path is a fine grain powder. Use caution in steep places that are without standard stepping stones (still in progress).

Return to the trailhead or continue on to Manning Camp.


One-Way Notice: This hike is listed as One-Way. When you hike several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.

Map Drive
Sun5:50am - 6:54pm
Preferred Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
RoadFR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay
Permit $$

National Park
$10.00 for any privately owned vehicle or motorcycle, $5.00 for any individual on foot or bicycle - the receipt is valid for 7 days Fees

Directions To hike
From Tucson, take I-10 East to exit #279 (Wentworth/Vail Road). Go north on Vail road for 3 miles to intersection with Camino Loma Alta. Take a left and follow the road about 5.5 miles until the Loma Alta parking area. The last 0.5-.75 mile is on a smooth gravel road. Hike roughly 2.5 miles on the Hope Camp Trail to the Quilter trailhead on the left.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
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