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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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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
79  2015-09-01
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
26  2015-04-16
AZT #9c Manning Camp to Park Boundary
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Author markthurman53
author avatar Guides 104
Routes 575
Photos 6,927
Trips 477 map ( 4,571 miles )
Age 67 Male Gender
Location Tucson, Arizona
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Preferred   Sep, May, Aug, Jul
Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  6:29am - 5:44pm
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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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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
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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