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Mica Mountain Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 1.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,935 feet
Elevation Gain 650 feet
Accumulated Gain 657 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 3.59
Interest Seasonal Creek
Backpack Yes
Dogs not allowed
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43  2021-05-01
Rincon Tour
11  2020-12-02
Mica - Spud - HVLO Loop
35  2019-04-05
Rincon Backpack
9  2017-05-12
Turkey Creek Trail #34
47  2016-09-18
Your shoe's untied - Rincon's North Slope Loop
27  2016-09-17
Rincon Manning Camp Turkey Creek
199  2016-05-21
Mica Mountain Marathon Loop
19  2016-03-24
AZT: Vail to Oracle
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Author markthurman53
author avatar Guides 162
Routes 683
Photos 7,885
Trips 532 map ( 4,888 miles )
Age 67 Male Gender
Location Tucson, Arizona
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Preferred   Sep, May, Aug, Jul
Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  5:16am - 7:32pm
Official Route
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Manning Camp to Mica Mountain
by markthurman53

The Mica Mountain Trail is the main trail from south to north over Mica Mountain. It used to be used as the route from Manning Camp to the Lookout tower. Now it is quite often used as the route for hikers to get to Mica Mountain and the North Fire Loop Trail. As part of the Arizona Trail #9, it is the main route over Mica Mountain to Redington Pass.

The Mica Mountain Trail is 1.4 miles long and climbs about 650 feet to the North Fire Loop Trail, 0.1 miles from Mica Mountain. The trail starts 0.1 miles from manning camp along the South Fire Loop Trail and heads up to Mica Mountain following the Upper reaches of Chimenea Creek. Mica Meadow Trail and the Spud Rock Trail intersect at about 0.5 miles and are connector trails to The East and North fire Loop Trails, respectively.

Mica Mountain Trail makes for a good start for many possible loop trails in the Mica Mountain region if one is staying on the mountain for a few days. The Trail system on Mica Mountain allows you to create a couple of different loop hikes. With a little thought, I was able to do all the trails, including the North Slope Trail, on two separate hikes in one and a half days without duplicating trails (much).

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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.

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Saguaro National Park
2020 $25 vehicle • $20 motorcycle • $15 individual on foot or bicycle
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Map Drive
Connector trail - Not Applicable

To hike
There are no roads to this trail. Access is via a couple of trails; Miller Canyon Trail from the East in Happy Valley and from Saguaro National Park, the Quilter, or Douglas Spring Trails.
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