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Devil's Bathtub Trail - Coronado NF, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 1.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,578 feet
Elevation Gain 118 feet
Accumulated Gain 174 feet
Avg Time One Way 45 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 1.68
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Backpack Yes
Dogs not allowed
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
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Preferred   May, Sep, Aug, Oct → Any
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  7:24am - 5:39pm
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Official Route
5 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
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657 ft
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0.5 mi
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Flora Nearby
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Satan would love it...
by Jeffshadows

Devil's Bathtub Trail is a backcountry connector trail that comprises part of the Mica Mountain Complex of trails. Although only 1.2 miles long, it boasts some of the most spectacular views in the Rincons and a unique, unspoiled natural water park. This description will assume departure from the junction at Four Corners.

After leaving the junction, the trail winds its way around to the west behind a minor peak that essentially obstructs views to the south. This takes little away from the trail, whose course winds through a calm and scenic pine forest lined on both sides by mixed scrub and occasional cactus. After seven-tenths of a mile, the head of Madrona Canyon opens to the west and the trail meets Devil's Bathtub Spring.

Below the spring to the west along the Madrona stream course lies a rocky outcropping boasting a 15-20 meter waterfall with numerous pools and a small sandy beach in the canyon below. The views from the outcropping of Madrona Canyon and points west are stunning. The beach and pools can be accessed by way of an unofficial trail located about two-tenths of a mile further along the Devil's Bathtub trail.

After leaving Madrona Canyon, the trail follows a course along a pine and oak-clad ridgeline while gaining and losing little in terms of elevation. The next major attraction is a rocky vista that provides a great view west; otherwise, the views along this stretch disappear and reappear as pinyon and scrub do the same. After one-half mile, the trail encounters the Manning Camp trail in the middle of a small valley below a canopy of pine that comprises the head of Chimenea Canyon. Water is probably present here in wetter months.

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

When hiking 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.
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 $$

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

Saguaro National Park
$15 vehicle, $10 motorcycle or $5 for any individual on foot or bicycle - the receipt is valid for 7 days Fees

Map Drive
Connector trail - Not Applicable

To hike
The trail can be reached from the Manning Camp trail or any of the trails intersecting at Four Corners Junction further east in the Rincons.
page created by Jeffshadows on Nov 02 2010 7:52 pm
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