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Kent Spring Trail #157, AZ

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
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Distance One Way 1.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,483 feet
Elevation Gain 1,436 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,436 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 6.39
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Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:41am - 6:27pm
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🔥 2005 Florida Fire23.2k

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 Likely In-Season!
This is an enjoyable, rather short loop through an area of bubbling springs, green grasses, big trees, and long-distance views. It is located conveniently close to Bog Springs Campground and the other developed recreation sites within the Madera Canyon Recreation Area, making this a popular trail where you can usually count on having company. The two friendly paths that form this loop afford excellent opportunities for observing birds and other wild animals drawn to the desert oases nourished by the springs

The Bog Springs Kent Spring loop starts in Bog Springs Campground and wanders up and around a shallow basin these drainages have cut into the western slopes of the Santa Rita Range. Forests of Silverleaf oak, alligator juniper, and ponderosa pine shade the trail as it meanders between springs and seeps sheltered by stands of gnarled old Arizona sycamores. In addition to these silver and green-barked old-timers, communities of other moisture-loving plants cluster around these reliable water sources including Arizona bamboo, Arizona walnut, alligator juniper, and colorful clumps of wildflowers. As you might suspect, such lush pockets of riparian diversity also attract various birds and other wildlife.

The convenience of these trails and the wild abundance that surrounds them make them extremely popular. Favorite trailside lunch spots and viewpoints are well-worn and easy to find. Where the trees part to provide overlooks, you can expect to enjoy good views of Madera Canyon while panoramas stretch to the Baboquivari Mountains and Kitt Peak Observatory in the distance. The trail steepens in the vicinity of Kent Springs, but few people would call this a very strenuous walk or ride. It takes only a couple of hours to complete a full circuit, but don't be surprised if you spend all day.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

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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.

 Permit $$
Visit overview & permits.
2022 - FAQ
$8 per vehicle per day
$10 per vehicle per week
$40 per vehicle per year (valid for one year from date of purchase)

There are four specific day use areas that require a Coronado Recreational Pass or a National Pass/America the Beautiful Pass.
1) Sabino Canyon - located on the Santa Catalina Ranger District (520)749-8700
2) Madera Canyon - located on the Nogales Ranger District (520)281-2296
3) Cave Creek - located on the Douglas Ranger District (520)364-3468
4) Mt. Lemmon at 11 day-use sites.

2022 Catalina State Park
Per vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00
Individual/bicycle: $3.00

2022 Sabino Canyon Tram is $15 extra. [ website ]

Coronado Forest
MVUMs are rarely necessary to review unless mentioned in the description or directions
Coronado Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)

Paved - Car Okay

To Madera Canyon Trailhead
From Tucson: I-19 south to exit 63 Continental. At the end of the exit take a left and follow brown signs to Madera Canyon. You'll be taking White House Canyon Road 13.2 miles to Madera Canyon.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 152 mi - about 2 hours 31 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 42.3 mi - about 55 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 295 mi - about 4 hours 37 mins

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