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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
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Author Jeffshadows
author avatar Guides 28
Routes 20
Photos 672
Trips 169 map ( 1,088 miles )
Age 44 Male Gender
Location Old Pueblo
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Preferred May, Sep, Aug, Oct
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  5:33am - 7:24pm
Official Route
11 Alternative
Historic Fire Perimetersacres
🔥 2014 Deer Head Fire8.5 mi*
🔥 1994 Rincon Fire44.5 mi*
🔥 1972 Four Corners Fire3.6 mi*
🔥 1956 Spudrockcabin Fire5.2 mi*
🔥 1954 Rincon Fire13.8 mi*
🔥 1950 Spudrock1 Fire4.7 mi*
🔥 1943 Manning Camp Fire5.7k
🔥 View (All) - over Official Route 🔥
*perimeter length in miles

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
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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 $$

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

Saguaro National Park
2020 $25 vehicle • $20 motorcycle • $15 individual on foot or bicycle
Receipt is valid for 7 days
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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.
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