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Quilter Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
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
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Collective Slideshow
5  2018-01-14
Grass Shack CG
14  2017-03-04
AZT: I-10 to Summerhaven
34  2017-03-04
AZT Spring Break 2017
28  2017-02-07
Saguaro N P Quilter Trail to Madrona R S
19  2016-03-24
AZT: Vail to Oracle
79  2015-09-01
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
7  2015-04-14
AZT #9a Hope Camp to Grass Shack
30  2015-04-04
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
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Historical Weather
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Mar
Sun  7:23am - 5:44pm
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Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
0.5 mi away
22.1 mi
6,551 ft
Hope Camp Trail
Hope Camp Trail
2.0 mi away
7.8 mi
755 ft
Madrona Ranger Station from Loma Alta TH
Madrona Ranger Station from Loma Alta TH
2.0 mi away
15.2 mi
1,749 ft
Manning Camp Trail
2.7 mi away
7.4 mi
4,306 ft
Rincon Creek Trail
Rincon Creek Trail
2.7 mi away
7.7 mi
3,200 ft
Javelina Rocks
Javelina Rocks
4.4 mi away
1.0 mi
40 ft
Tanque Verde Peak
Tanque Verde Peak
4.5 mi away
17.0 mi
4,686 ft
Tanque Verde Ridge Trail
4.5 mi away
11.0 mi
4,300 ft
Freeman Homestead Trail
Freeman Homestead Trail
4.6 mi away
1.2 mi
142 ft
Tanque Verde to Manning Camp
Tanque Verde to Manning Camp
4.6 mi away
15.9 mi
6,975 ft
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Likely In-Season!
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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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 $$

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
FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

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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