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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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4  2018-03-18 carriejane
9  2017-05-12
Turkey Creek Trail #34
gunungapi
47  2016-09-18
Your shoe's untied - Rincon's North Slope Loop
tibber
27  2016-09-17
Rincon Manning Camp Turkey Creek
BiFrost
199  2016-05-21
Mica Mountain Marathon Loop
AZHiker456
19  2016-03-24
AZT: Vail to Oracle
DallinW
79  2015-09-01
Rincon Mountains - AZT #9
The_Dude
26  2015-04-16
AZT #9c Manning Camp to Park Boundary
markthurman53
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Preferred   Sep, May, Aug, Jul
Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  7:11am - 5:17pm
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Fire Loop Trail - Mica
Fire Loop Trail - Mica
0.2 mi away
5.0 mi
1,279 ft
Spud Rock Trail
0.6 mi away
0.5 mi
358 ft
Devil's Bathtub Trail - Coronado NF
0.7 mi away
1.1 mi
174 ft
Mica Meadow Trail
0.9 mi away
276 ft
Bonita Trail
1.3 mi away
0.8 mi
230 ft
East Slope Trail
1.4 mi away
0.5 mi
77 ft
North Slope Trail - Saguaro NP
North Slope Trail - Saguaro NP
1.4 mi away
2.9 mi
612 ft
Deerhead Spring Trail
1.8 mi away
1.1 mi
310 ft
Cow Head Saddle Trail
2.6 mi away
4.1 mi
2,140 ft
Happy Valley Lookout 7339
Happy Valley Lookout 7339
3.3 mi away
0.3 mi
82 ft
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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).

markthurman53
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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.

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Coronado Forest
MVUMs are rarely necessary to review unless mentioned in the description or directions
Coronado Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)

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


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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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