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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
Dogs not allowed
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Grass Shack CG
14  2017-03-04
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Saguaro N P Quilter Trail to Madrona R S
19  2016-03-24
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79  2015-09-01
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7  2015-04-14
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30  2015-04-04
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
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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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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 $$

Saguaro National Park
2019 $20 vehicle, $15 motorcycle or $10 for any individual on foot or bicycle - the receipt is valid for 7 days Fees

Effective January 1, 2020 entrance fees to the park will be $25 per vehicle, $20 per motorcycle, $15 for individual pedestrian or bicycle, and an annual park pass will cost $45.

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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