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Quilter Trail, AZ
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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.
Description 30 Triplogs  2 Topics
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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 4,469
Routes 0
Photos 0
Trips 248 map ( 429 miles )
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14  2017-03-04
AZT: I-10 to Summerhaven
The_N
34  2017-03-04
AZT Spring Break 2017
DallinW
28  2017-02-07
Saguaro N P Quilter Trail to Madrona R S
markthurman53
19  2016-03-24
AZT: Vail to Oracle
DallinW
79  2015-09-01
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
The_Dude
7  2015-04-14
AZT #9a Hope Camp to Grass Shack
markthurman53
30  2015-04-04
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
BiFrost
88  2013-04-10
Rincon E-W Traverse
writelots
5  2013-02-03
Grass Shack via Quilter and Hope Camp
markthurman53
5  2013-01-10
Hope camp and Quilter Trail
markthurman53
1  2012-10-14
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
johnlp
20  2012-07-29
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
JuanJaimeiii
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NPS Saguaro
Wilderness Saguaro
Preferred   Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Sun  6:13am - 6:15pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
0.5 mi away
22.1 mi
6,551 ft
Hope Camp Trail
2.0 mi away
7.8 mi
755 ft
Madrona Ranger Station from Loma Alta TH
2.0 mi away
15.2 mi
2,640 ft
Manning Camp Trail
2.7 mi away
7.4 mi
4,306 ft
Rincon Creek Trail
2.7 mi away
7.7 mi
3,200 ft
Javelina Rocks
4.4 mi away
1.0 mi
40 ft
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Fauna
Jerusalem cricket
Flora
Barrel Cactus
Blue Dicks
Fairy Duster
Macdougal's nipple cactus
Red Maids
Twintip
Named place
Rincon Peak
Culture
Windmill

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.

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  • Rincon HAZ Map
  • Rincon Mountain Distric East
  • Tucson Mountain District West
  • SNP Cactus Forest Map

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.
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 $$
None

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


Directions
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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.
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